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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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26 July 2006

WFP dispatches first UN convoy to southern Lebanon

WFP today dispatched the first UN convoy with food and medical supplies from Beirut to the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, one of the hardest hit areas now home to thousands of displaced people.
25 July 2006

Food aid urged for thousands fleeing havoc and hardship in eastern DRC

In the run-up to the long-awaited elections, violence persists in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes yet again.
24 July 2006

European Commission makes generous donation

WFP welcomes a 105 million euro donation by the European Commission for its global operations in 2006.
24 July 2006

WFP food reaches Lebanon as agency launches operations

Following the arrival on Sunday of WFP’s first shipment of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, today the agency launched an emergency operation that will reach over 300,000 people, including 50,000 people who have fled across the border to Syria.
20 July 2006

China emerges as world's third largest food aid donor

In the same year it stopped receiving food aid from WFP, China emerged as the world’s third largest food aid donor in 2005, according to the latest annual Food Aid Monitor from INTERFAIS, the International Food Aid Information System.
20 July 2006

Displaced in Lebanon find it increasingly hard to meet food needs

With the crisis in Lebanon escalating, WFP said today that hundreds of thousands of displaced people are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain food and other essentials.
20 July 2006

Food aid reaches Java earthquake and tsunami victims

Working in close cooperation with Indonesian authorities, WFP has rapidly responded to the immediate needs of persons affected by the July 17 earthquake and tsunami in West Java.
19 July 2006

Food aid running out for millions of Kenyans in need

WFP warns that it isrunning out of emergency food aid for millions of people in Kenya made destitute by drought and appeals for urgent new contributions to prevent malnutrition rates rising as the long dry season sets in.
14 July 2006

Food aid programme launched to help Mindanao peace

WFP this week launched an aid operation to support a critical peace initiative in war-ravaged Mindanao in southern Philippines.
11 July 2006

WFP chief tells Italian deputies: ending hunger is critical to development

In an address to the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, WFP’s Executive Director, James Morris, has said that globalisation is an economic and social reality that must be managed if it is to become an effective tool to fight hunger.

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