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6 May 2005

WFP sounds alert as world food aid plummets by nearly 30 percent in 2004

Rome, 5 May 2005 -WFP has released global food aid figures for 2004 which paint a depressing picture for hundreds of millions of malnourished people. Total food aid delivered from all sources slid from 10.3 million tons in 2003 all the way down to 7.5 million tons in 2004.
4 May 2005

Three quarters of a million people accept WFP's Food Force mission

Rome, 4 May 2005 - Food Force, the educational video game launched by WFP last month, continues to spark strong demand and positive feedback from both children and teachers alike.
28 April 2005

ALBANIA'S POOREST HOPE FOR BETTER FUTURE FOR THEIR CHILDREN

Rebeca Martinez, an intern based at WFP's headquarters in Rome, visited one of the poorest towns in Albania to see how people are coping ahead of the phasing out of WFP food aid at the end of this year.
28 April 2005

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria visits WFP projects in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, April 2005 - Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has been visiting some of WFP's projects in Bangladesh to learn about how the agency's food aid can change people's lives.
26 April 2005

WFP chief urges believers of all faiths to unite against hunger

Indianapolis, 26 April 2005 - WFP Executive Director James Morris has thanked the Catholic organisers of an event in the United States that raised US$30,000 for the agency, saying believers of all faiths must unite to fight hunger and malnutrition.
23 April 2005

Japanese PM Koizumi visits tsunami disaster zone in Banda Aceh

Bangkok, 23 April 2005 - As Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi toured this disaster-hit zone of Indonesia today to observe Japan's humanitarian aid at work, WFP hailed his country's generous support of the food aid agency's tsunami emergency operation.
13 April 2005

Feeding Haiti's future

Guy Gauvreau argues that providing meals at school is the most efficient way to ensure economic and social development - the only way to create sustainable peace and stability in a country like Haiti.
13 April 2005

Olympic rowing heroes team up to raise funds for WFP

London, 13 April 2005 - Sir Steve Redgrave, one of the greatest Olympians in British sporting history, remembers the events of 26 December 2004 all too clearly. He recalls being moved by the harrowing images he saw on television broadcasts of the catastrophe that followed in the wake of the tsunami waves which swept across the Indian Ocean.
12 April 2005

Funding crisis leaves three million Ethiopians at risk of hunger

Addis Ababa, 12 April 2005 - The future of three million Ethiopians in need of food aid is in jeopardy, with malnutrition rates on the rise and funding for humanitarian operations in Ethiopia drying up, WFP has warned.
11 April 2005

Nutrition key factor to treat AIDS patients

In a joint article, Dr. Lee Jong Wook, director general of the World Health Organization, and James Morris, WFP executive director and special envoy of the UN secretary general for southern Africa, warn that treatment of HIV/AIDS demands an integrated approach to people's physical, nutrition and health needs.