News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

6 November 2007

Multiple donations keep aid workers airborne in Darfur, avoiding carjackers

Humanitarian workers will be able to keep flying to remote locations in Darfur, thanks to a hefty US$18 million package of new contributions from several donors that will allow the United Nations World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Air Service (WFP-HAS) to keep operating until October.
1 November 2007

WFP driver killed during ambush in southern Sudan

WFP said today that it is deeply saddened and shocked by the killing of one of its employees during an ambush in southern Sudan on Wednesday, January 10.
29 October 2007

A passion for ending hunger: Howard G. Buffett becomes WFP ambassador against hunger

Philanthropist and environmentalist Howard G. Buffett will be appointed today as the UN World Food Programme’s newest Ambassador Against Hunger.
24 October 2007

European Commission and WFP sound alarm over humanitarian impact of climate change

Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme have jointly warned that "climate change is an increasing threat to development and humanitarian relief efforts" during WFP’s Executive Board meeting.
23 October 2007

WFP Executive Director welcomes release of its officer in Mogadishu

Executive Director Josette Sheeran welcomes the release of Idris Osman, officer-in-charge of WFP’s office in Mogadishu, detained by authorities in the Somali capital since 17 October.
19 October 2007

WFP Executive Director sounds alarm at lack of security for humanitarian workers in Somalia and Sudan

World Food Programme Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, has condemned the continued detention of WFP staff member Idris Osman, who was seized by armed men on Wednesday.
18 October 2007

Humanitarian aid not enough for Myanmar's poor - UN official

A senior official of WFP has said that humanitarian assistance is presently unable to meet the needs of the people of Myanmar and that the Myanmar Government must undertake immediate critical reforms for the benefit of the country\'s desperately poor and needy people.
17 October 2007

Three WFP truck drivers die in Darfur

WFP has condemned today the killing of three contract truck drivers who were shot to death while working for the UN’s food agency in Darfur.
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.


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