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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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11 May 2008

Large-Scale Food Distributions Roll Out as WFP Expands Response to Congo Crisis

WFP today began food distributions to more than 135,000 displaced people in six camps around Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
9 May 2008

WFP battles storms to bring urgent aid to Haitian families

WFP is battling the elements to bring a lifeline to Haitian families hit by the impact of successive deadly storms, which have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed scores of homes and plantations.
29 April 2008

UN Press Statement: a unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge

We consider that the recent dramatic escalation in food prices worldwide has evolved into a unprecedented challenge of global proportions that has become a crisis for the world’s most vulnerable, including the urban poor.
24 April 2008

Food relief truck driver killed in Darfur on the eve of ration cuts

WFP has announced the killing of a truck driver transporting vital food relief to Darfur, the second such killing in two months.
22 April 2008

WFP says high food prices a silent tsunami, affecting every continent

WFP has said that high food prices are creating the biggest challenge that WFP has faced in its 45-year history, a silent tsunami threatening to plunge more than 100 million people on every continent into hunger.
17 April 2008

Banditry against food trucks forces WFP to cut rations in Darfur

WFP has announced that it will be forced to cut monthly rations in Darfur starting next month, because banditry against WFP-contracted trucks is preventing sufficient stocks of vital food relief from getting through.
16 April 2008

WFP warns of potential humanitarian food crisis in DPRK following critically low harvest

WFP has warned that time is running out to avert looming food shortages and a potential humanitarian crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following confirmation of a critically low national harvest stemming in part from last year’s heavy August floods.
10 April 2008

WFP contract driver and assistant killed delivering food in South Sudan

WFP has announced that the driver of a WFP-contracted truck and his assistant were killed in Southern Sudan, bringing to five the number of people killed in attacks on WFP humanitarian transporters in Sudan in less than three weeks.
9 April 2008

Kemin Industries to Provide Food Quality and Shelf Life Stability Expertise to WFP

Kemin Industries will help WFP to further improve the quality and nutritional impact of the food it distributes to the hungry poor throughout the world, it was announced today.
6 April 2008

World Food Crisis Summit: WFP scales up urgent food assistance in 62 countries worldwide

The United Nations World Food Programme announced today it is rolling out an additional US$1.2 billion in food assistance to help tens of millions of people in more than 60 nations hardest hit by the urgent food crisis. ...

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