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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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17 April 2008

Banditry against food trucks forces WFP to cut rations in Darfur

WFP has announced that it will be forced to cut monthly rations in Darfur starting next month, because banditry against WFP-contracted trucks is preventing sufficient stocks of vital food relief from getting through.
16 April 2008

WFP warns of potential humanitarian food crisis in DPRK following critically low harvest

WFP has warned that time is running out to avert looming food shortages and a potential humanitarian crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following confirmation of a critically low national harvest stemming in part from last year’s heavy August floods.
10 April 2008

WFP contract driver and assistant killed delivering food in South Sudan

WFP has announced that the driver of a WFP-contracted truck and his assistant were killed in Southern Sudan, bringing to five the number of people killed in attacks on WFP humanitarian transporters in Sudan in less than three weeks.
9 April 2008

Kemin Industries to Provide Food Quality and Shelf Life Stability Expertise to WFP

Kemin Industries will help WFP to further improve the quality and nutritional impact of the food it distributes to the hungry poor throughout the world, it was announced today.
6 April 2008

World Food Crisis Summit: WFP scales up urgent food assistance in 62 countries worldwide

The United Nations World Food Programme announced today it is rolling out an additional US$1.2 billion in food assistance to help tens of millions of people in more than 60 nations hardest hit by the urgent food crisis. ...
2 April 2008

WFP warned that insecurity in Chad threatens food distributions

WFP has warned that insecurity in Chad may disrupt the dispatch and arrival of food assistance for more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees and displaced Chadians unless the situation swiftly stabilizes.
1 April 2008

WFP responds to crisis in Kenya

WFP responds to the crisis in Kenya and will shortly provide food through the Kenya Red Cross for an estimated 100,000 people displaced in the Northern Rift Valley
28 March 2008

WFP Sudan's air operation gets one-month reprieve from closure

The vital Humanitarian Air Service run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has received a one-month reprieve from imminent closure thanks to generous donations totalling more than US$6 million, the agency has announced.
27 March 2008

WFP warns Somalia sinking deeper into abyss of suffering

WFP has warned that Somalia is sinking deeper into an abyss of suffering with hundreds of thousands of women and children uprooted by fighting while a lack of security is preventing full humanitarian access to some areas.
25 March 2008

Three drivers of WFP-contracted trucks killed in Sudan

As the number of hijackings of trucks carrying food for the WFP nears 60 since the start of the year, WFP expressed deep sadness and shock at the killing of three drivers of WFP-contracted trucks in two separate incidents in Sudan.

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