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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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13 December 2006

Southern Africa's future hinges on coping with HIV/AIDS and addressing plight of orphans

The future of southern Africa is dependent upon governments in the region halting the effects of HIV/AIDS and ensuring orphans receive good nutrition, education and care, said James T. Morris, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
8 December 2006

WFP welcomes security council resolution, urges implementation

WFP today welcomed the UN Security Council resolution on Lebanon as the best chance so far to end the armed hostilities and called for speedy implementation by both sides to stop the human suffering and allow desperately needed relief to reach the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by the fighting.
7 December 2006

Food aid shortages aggravate suffering of Chechens

Already obliged for lack of funds to cut the number of displaced Chechens it supports and drastically reduce rations, WFP has warned that it will have to halt its Chechnya operation entirely in three months unless fresh pledges are made soon.
7 December 2006

WFP and Stanford University Press release new series on hunger

WFP has released the first edition of its new World Hunger Series, an annual publication which will focus on hunger and practical strategies to end it.
4 December 2006

UK makes donation to improve Sudan's roads

WFP has welcomed a donation of US$8.7 million from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development earmarked for the United Nations food agency’s giant road works project in southern Sudan.
2 December 2006

Princess Haya backs food aid's dual role in Ethiopia

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein congratulates donors for their generosity and urges them to continue their support for food aid, following a visit to projects run by WFP in Ethiopia.
30 November 2006

Namibian children pay the price of WFP funding crisis

WFP has announced that unless it receives new contributions urgently it will be forced to halt food distributions to 90,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Namibia by the second half of December because of a critical shortage of funding.
30 November 2006

WFP helicopters start delivering aid to flood victims in southeast Ethiopia

Two Mi-8 helicopters carrying emergency supplies have left to deliver humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people stranded by another spate of floods this month in the Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia, WFP said.
29 November 2006

Afghanistan: WFP in race before winter snows and flooding

Ahead of the winter freeze, WFP is racing to complete deliveries of food for impoverished Afghans living in communities that will be cut off once the bitter cold arrives and heavy snows set in – and in other parts of the embattled country, the food agency is providing assistance to victims of severe floods.
29 November 2006

WFP supporting Wyclef Jean festival to promote development in Haiti

With the support of WFP, the internationally renowned hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean is has convened the Yéle Fest – a one-week event that will use culture and the arts to engage Haitian youth in exploring ways to boost sustainable development in Haiti.

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