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

"All the invisible children" screened at Dubai international film festival

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) screened yesterday the film “All the Invisible Children” in the presence of WFP Goodwill Ambassador, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, HRH Princess Dalal Al-Saud, Laurence Fishburne and Barry Osborne.
14 December 2006

WFP joins pop stars, writers and entrepreneurs to fight hunger and poverty in Latin America

WFP joined the most influential artists, intellectuals and business people of the Spanish-speaking world during the launch of the Latin America Solidarity Action Foundation (ALAS).
13 December 2006

Japanese football star Nakata spotlights WFP school feeding in Cambodia

WFP has thanked Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata for donating soccer balls to Banteay Srei Primary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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.

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