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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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12 June 2007

WFP chief condemns killing of humanitarian worker in southern Afghanistan

WFP Executive Director condemns the killing of a truck driver in Afghanistan, Ezatollah, while delivering WFP humanitarian assistance on 2 December in one of the most dangerous parts of the country. His assistant was abducted and remains missing.
11 June 2007

WFP assistance heading for flood-ravaged Tabasco

A United Nations World Food Programme truck convoy carrying enough ready-to-eat meals to feed 70,000 people over five days is on its way from WFP’s emergency hub in El Salvador to the Mexican state of Tabasco, which has been devastated by massive floods.
9 June 2007

WFP in urgent need of US$81 million to feed 380,000 displaced in Eastern Chad

WFP makes an urgent appeal today for US$81 million in new donations to mount another major food assistance and logistics project aimed at feeding more than 230,000 refugees and 150,000 internally displaced people in eastern Chad.
3 June 2007

As aid ship hijacking enters 10th day, WFP appeals for urgent resolution

As the hijacking of a WFP-chartered vessel off the coast of Somalia entered its tenth day, WFP urged for a swift end to the impasse, citing concerns for the welfare of the crew, as well as increasing difficulties in contracting additional ships to deliver urgent food aid to hungry people.
3 June 2007

Children in Mauritania to suffer as WFP faces break in food supplies

WFP has warned that unless it received substantial new contributions for its operation in Mauritania, as many as 68,000 young children menaced by malnutrition will see their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year.
2 June 2007

WFP & NGOs warn of looming food crisis facing 2 million flood victims

WFP and non-governmental organisations warned today that two million people hit by recent floods in Burundi need urgent assistance until June to avert a food crisis.
31 May 2007

Drive against hunger: car rally across 11 countries ends in Jordan

Sixty-five vintage automobiles crossed the finish line in Amman, Jordan, today, ending a 12-day, 5000 kilometre “Drive Against Hunger” through 11 countries with the aim of raising awareness and support for efforts to end global hunger.
31 May 2007

US donations welcomed for hungry poor in Africa and South America

WFP welcomes US government contributions in May totaling $32.4 million to feed people confronting critical humanitarian situations ranging from severe drought to conflict in Kenya, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Colombia.
31 May 2007

WFP and Ugandan Government agree to resume aid to Karamoja

The Government of Uganda and WFP have announced that they have agreed to resume tomorrow WFP humanitarian operations in the drought-affected Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda.
30 May 2007

Deworming campaign completed among schoolchildren in Azerbaijan

Working together, WFP Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health and the Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation (VRF) have successfully completed a deworming campaign that has significantly reduced worm infections among thousands of primary school children in Azerbaijan.

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