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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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8 January 2007

WFP appeals for US$118 million to massively expand aid in Zimbabwe

WFP has announced that it plans to provide assistance to up to 3.3 million Zimbabweans facing severe food shortages over the next eight months, and called on donors to contribute urgently towards the US$118 million cost of its massively expanded aid operation.
3 January 2007

Hungry best served by combination of food and cash transfers

A paper published by WFP on the benefits of providing food aid or cash transfers to the hungry concludes that both options have advantages in certain circumstances and that the two should be complementary – rather than alternative – responses to food insecurity.
2 January 2007

WFP condemns attack on food aid convoy in eastern Chad

WFP has condemned a kidnapping and armed attack on a WFP-contracted convoy in Eastern Chad early on Sunday (28 January).
29 December 2006

WFP emergency food reaches people affected by massive flooding in Aceh

Within hours of the first reports of devastating floods this week in the Indonesian province of Aceh, WFP moved rapidly to deliver emergency supplies by air and road to some 127,000 displaced people in the hardest hit districts of Aceh Tamiang and Gayo Lues.
27 December 2006

Food blog auction doubles target -- raising US$60,925 for hungry children worldwide

Good ‘giving season’ news for needy children after a food blogger based in San Francisco raised US$ 60,925 for hungry children in the developing world.
24 December 2006

WFP airdrops food into flood-stricken Somalia and Kenya

WFP started dropping food into Somalia and Kenya from aircraft over the weekend, expanding its campaign by land, water and air to assist more than a million people suffering because of floods cutting roads and spreading sickness.
22 December 2006

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal facing ration cuts due to lack of funds

WFP today warned that it will no longer be able to provide full food rations to more than 106,000 Bhutanese refugees living in camps in eastern Nepal from January 2007, unless there is an immediate infusion of funds from the international donor community.
22 December 2006

Vital deworming campaign launched in schools in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health, with the support of the WFP and the Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation (VRF), has launched the country’s 2006 de-worming campaign.
22 December 2006

“CatWalk the world” boosts fight against child hunger

Today in the Ghanaian capital award-winning fashion designers and celebrities are sharing the limelight with an ever urgent cause: alleviating child hunger.
21 December 2006

WFP announces ICT partnership with Vodafone Group Foundation and UN Foundation

In a fast moving world that is increasingly struck by disasters, WFP announced a partnership today with The Vodafone Group Foundation (VGF) and the United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) that will help expand the efficiency and speed with which WFP - and other humanitarian agencies - respond to global emergencies.

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