News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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31 October 2006

WFP concludes operation in Lebanon

WFP has concluded a three-month successful operation in Lebanon to provide food assistance to over 810,000 Lebanese who were affected by the bombardment of Lebanon during this summer’s Middle East crisis.
26 October 2006

Shortage of donations impact Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

WFP is facing increasing difficulties in providing food assistance to Sahrawi refugees living in remote camps near Tindouf in southwest Algeria – a concern also shared by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
25 October 2006

DJ Bobo takes up the fight against world hunger for WFP

DJ BOBO, the internationally renowned Swiss artist and winner of around ten « World Music Awards », today takes up his appointment as National Ambassador Against Hunger for WFP.
19 October 2006

Massive aid effort contains malnutrition growth in Darfur

Despite the deteriorating security situation in Darfur, a new United Nations assessment has found that overall malnutrition levels have mostly stabilised in 2006 and food insecurity has improved slightly thanks to a stronger international response to the suffering in Sudan’s war-torn west.
13 October 2006

After 30 years, WFP ends food aid to Angola

WFP has said that a lack of funding had prompted it to wind down all its food aid operations in Angola by the end of the year, after three decades of direct involvement in the country.
13 October 2006

Largest trainload of WFP food in years leaves Lubumbashi in DR Congo

A train loaded with a total of 587 metric tons of food aid has left Lubumbashi in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in what is believed to be the largest amount of food aid dispatched on a single train in the DRC in years, the WFP said.
10 October 2006

Food aid reaches more people in Darfur amid growing violence

WFP has announced that in September, food rations reached more than 158,000 people in Darfur, western Sudan, who have been cut off in recent months.
10 October 2006

World's leading humanitarian video game now in seven languages

This week, the world’s first humanitarian video game -- “Food Force” -- will be available in seven languages following the launch of French, Hungarian and Chinese versions.
8 October 2006

WFP paralysed in efforts to reach suffering people of south Lebanon

As food, fresh water and fuel stocks run dangerously low in war-torn Lebanon, WFP urges both sides to allow and facilitate desperately needed relief assistance through to hundreds of thousands of victims of the bitter conflict.
3 October 2006

WFP forced to cut rations for millions across Sudan

WFP has said that a critically slow response to appeals for its emergency operation in Sudan have forced it to cut rations of pulses, sugar and salt for up to 3.5 million people immediately, to help limited stocks last longer.

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