News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 June 2008

WFP Strategic Plan charts revolution in food aid

The Executive Board of WFP has approved a new four-year strategic plan that will be critical to addressing soaring hunger needs due to the global food crisis.
13 June 2008

WFP-contracted driver killed by gunmen in Southern Somalia

Gunmen have shot and killed a WFP-contracted truck driver in southern Somalia, the WFP said today.
5 June 2008

WFP food aid now reaching cyclone-hit areas of Myanmar

WFP has begun distributing food in cyclone-damaged areas of Yangon as it ramped up efforts to respond to the looming humanitarian needs in the southern coastal regions of Myanmar hardest hit by the powerful Cyclone Nargis three days ago.
3 June 2008

WFP food distributions begin for Afghans hit by high food prices

WFP has begun providing emergency food assistance to millions of Afghans who can no longer afford to buy wheat and wheat flour, staples of the Afghan diet. WFP distributions in rural, urban and semi-urban areas were due to start this week.
2 June 2008

WFP to feed thousands more Somali refugees in Yemen

The World Food Programme has announced that it was expanding its operation in Yemen to feed thousands more Somali refugees fleeing the conflict in their country.
1 June 2008

First escorted WFP convoy leaves Mombasa; Rift Valley distributions

WFP\'s first escorted convoy of food left the Kenyan port of Mombasa today and more food assistance arrived in the Northern Rift Valley town of Eldoret for 100,000 people driven from their homes by post-election violence.
28 May 2008

June 1: Global walk to end child hunger

Thousands of people – many of whom can no longer afford basic foods at their local markets – will join the World Food Programme and its major corporate partners, TNT and Unilever, in a global walk to raise awareness and funds to feed poor children in school.
27 May 2008

WFP bolsters operations to provide food to vulnerable displaced in Iraq

WFP is bolstering its operations to provide food assistance to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, using US$40 million of funding from the Government of Iraq
24 May 2008

Canadian cargo aircraft to assist WFP in Myanmar

WFP welcomed today Canada’s decision to help transport helicopters urgently needed in Myanmar for the relief operation underway to assist thousands of cyclone victims.
23 May 2008

WFP completes $755 million appeal with Saudi pledge

WFP has met its extraordinary call for US$755 million to compensate for the increased costs of food and fuel with a US$500 million donation from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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