News release

30 June 2005

United Nations, New York With one African in three malnourished, the prevalence of hunger is an accurate barometer for the level of social instability in the continent, warned WFP Executive Director James T. Morris.

24 May 2005

Lusaka - HIV/AIDS and poor weather have combined to drive many Zambians already struggling to cope with chronic poverty, food insecurity and an ever increasing number of orphans to the limit, requiring a significant increase in international assistance over the year ahead, says James T. Morris, the UN Secretary General\'s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.

10 April 2005

WFP and FAO welcome an extremely generous 140 million rand (US$21.5 million) contribution from the Republic of South Africa to the agencies’ operations in southern Africa.

21 October 2004

Brussels - WFP today launched an appeal for US$404 million to support a monthly average of 1.5 million people in five southern African countries ravaged by the "triple threat" of food shortages, high HIV/AIDS rates and weakened capacity for governance.

12 July 2004

Lusaka - WFP announces plans to dramatically increase the amount of food aid purchased in Zambia - as long as there is another substantial surplus in 2005.