News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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13 February 2008

"Global partners for emergency communications"

The World Food Programme (WFP), The Vodafone Group Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation announced today a ground-breaking ‘global partnership for emergency communications’.
7 February 2008

WFP scales up Haiti operation to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries

WFP is rapidly expanding operations in Haiti, reaching more hungry people thanks to a US$23 million allocation from funds raised through the organisation’s high food price appeal.
6 February 2008

United to end child hunger across the world

Thousands of children took to the streets yesterday, together with caring citizens, in a worldwide walk to raise awareness about child hunger.
3 February 2008

US students join forces with WFP to fight hunger

University students from across the United States will be rallying to focus on one of the biggest challenges of our time: hunger.
2 February 2008

French naval escorts assure WFP food supplies to Somalia; Denmark takes over

The World Food Programme today hailed the French navy for protecting WFP food ships from pirate attacks in Somalia, and thanked Denmark for taking over the operation to ensure critical escorts continue for the next two months.
25 January 2008

Food needs persist in cyclone-affected areas in Bangladesh

A new World Food Programme assessment shows that food remains the most urgent priority for many families in cyclone-affected areas.
24 January 2008

Soaring global wheat prices increase hunger for millions of Afghans; WFP asks for US$77 million

WFP and the Government of Afghanistan have urged the international community to fund a sharp increase in needed food assistance for the poor of Afghanistan who cannot afford to pay soaring local prices for wheat, a staple of the Afghan diet.
23 January 2008

Bandity and adbuctions may reduce WFP food supplies for Darfur displaced

A rash of banditry is threatening food supplies to more than two million people in Darfur, raising the possibility that rations will have to be cut, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.
23 January 2008

Record food purchases by WFP in developing countries

A record 80 percent of the food purchased for cash last year by the world’s largest humanitarian organisation – a total of 2.1 million metric tons valued at more than US$760 million – was bought in developing countries from Afghanistan to Zambia.
15 January 2008

Kenya crisis: second slum food distribution

Kenyan partners have distributed food assistance from the World Food Programme and Government of Kenya for nearly 77,000 people in Nairobi’s slums hit by post-election violence. WFP food was also given to 2,000 Kenyans who fled to Uganda.

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