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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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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.
30 November 2006

WFP helicopters start delivering aid to flood victims in southeast Ethiopia

Two Mi-8 helicopters carrying emergency supplies have left to deliver humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people stranded by another spate of floods this month in the Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia, WFP said.
29 November 2006

Afghanistan: WFP in race before winter snows and flooding

Ahead of the winter freeze, WFP is racing to complete deliveries of food for impoverished Afghans living in communities that will be cut off once the bitter cold arrives and heavy snows set in – and in other parts of the embattled country, the food agency is providing assistance to victims of severe floods.
29 November 2006

WFP supporting Wyclef Jean festival to promote development in Haiti

With the support of WFP, the internationally renowned hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean is has convened the Yéle Fest – a one-week event that will use culture and the arts to engage Haitian youth in exploring ways to boost sustainable development in Haiti.
27 November 2006

UNHCR, WFP chiefs alarmed over threats to aid flow in Chad

The UN refugee agency and WFP have appealed for the rapid restoration of order in volatile eastern Chad following weekend unrest in which mobs looted warehouses storing vital aid supplies for hundreds of thousands of Darfurian refugees and Chadians.
21 November 2006

High energy biscuits airlifted to Kenya to feed 200,000 flood victims

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet chartered by WFP has landed in Nairobi, delivering 94 metric tons of high energy biscuits from a depot in Brindisi, Italy, for hundreds of thousands of victims of Kenya’s largest floods in years.

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