News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

30 August 2007

Hurricane Dean aftermath: WFP assisting over 10,000 victims in Jamaica and Belize

As victims of Hurricane Dean slowly try to rebuild their shattered lives, WFP has announced that its emergency feeding operations are assisting about 10,500 of the worst affected in Jamaica and Belize.
28 August 2007

WFP buys over 2 million tons of food on local Southern Africa markets

WFP has bought more than two million tons of food on local markets in Southern Africa in the last five years – the equivalent of providing 12 million hungry people with a full food basket for an entire year.
28 August 2007

WFP needs US$22 million to secure food for 1.2 million in Somalia

WFP has increased the number of people it aims to feed in Somalia this year to 1.2 million and appealed for urgent contributions of US$22.4 million to avoid a looming break in food supplies.
22 August 2007

WFP distributes more food to flood-affected in Bangladesh

WFP starts a third round of emergency food distributions in ten flood-affected districts of Bangladesh, targeting more than 800,000 people worst hit by the disaster.
22 August 2007

WFP urgently appeals for funds as aid efforts in Peru quake zone intensify

WFP appealed to international donors for urgent funding to support its operation to provide food assistance for nine months to 80,000 people worst affected by last week’s earthquake in Peru.
21 August 2007

WFP to distribute aid to DPRK flood victims

WFP has announced that deliveries of emergency food assistance for victims of devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will begin immediately.
17 August 2007

WFP airlifts food to Peru quake victims as cold threatens other areas

A C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying emergency food rations is leaving today from the WFP\'s sub-regional emergency hub in Ecuador to the Peruvian coastal city of Pisco, for victims of Wednesday’s massive earthquake.
16 August 2007

WFP begins food distribution to victims of Peru quake

WFP has announced it is providing US$500,000 of urgently needed food supplies to assist the victims of the powerful earthquake that struck the southern coastal region of Peru early this morning.
16 August 2007

WFP providing emergency food assistance to thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP has approved a new operation to provide food assistance to 36,000 people displaced by the conflict in Sa’ada Governorate in north-western Yemen.
14 August 2007

WFP and UNHCR seek funds for Burundi refugees

Two United Nations agencies today appealed to donors to support an increased food assistance package to help many of the 149,000 Burundian refugees in camps in Tanzania to return home. WFP and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned that without funding, the initiative may collapse.


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