News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

6 December 2007

UAE donation feeds school children in Mauritana

The United Nations World Food Programme has thanked UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for a US$1 million donation for its school feeding programme in Mauritania.
4 December 2007

WFP shifts from war relief to recovery in south Sudan

WFP said today that due to a reduced demand for food aid it will gradually shift its operations in southern Sudan from emergency war relief to longer term recovery after more than 20 years of delivering food aid to the region.

4 December 2007

WFP welcomes Estonia support for Sudan's suffering

WFP today warmly welcomed Estonia’s first ever donation of 500,000 Estonian Kroons (EEK) (US$42,300) to support the agency’s work in Sudan.
3 December 2007

WFP welcomes arrival of final trainload of Russian food donation

WFP has welcomed the final shipment of a US$2 million package of food aid donated by Russia to support the agency’s operations in Tajikistan.
1 December 2007

WFP food reaches Somalis who fled attacks near Kenya border

WFP said a Somali partner non-governmental organization started today distributing one-month WFP food rations to 6,000 people who took refuge near a Somali border village after fighting forced them from their homes.
29 November 2007

WFP to feed worst affected by Bangladesh cyclone for six months

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces a plan to provide emergency food aid to 2.2 million people left hungry and homeless by this month’s cyclone in Bangladesh over the next six months, while applying the lessons of past floods and cyclones to prevent a surge in malnutrition in the aftermath of the disaster.
28 November 2007

WFP appeals for US$98 million to assist the hungry in Indonesia

WFP has kicked off a critical initiative to assist Indonesia in providing food for the nation\'s hungry poor and called on international donors to contribute urgently to a new three year US$98 million program for food aid for the country.
27 November 2007

Hunger, health and HIV/AIDS: a critical connection

– As communities gather to mark World AIDS Day, and governments take stock of the progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urging that more attention be paid to the fundamental connection between hunger and health, which lies at the heart of the pandemic
27 November 2007

WFP Chief to visit projects and meet beneficiaries in Egypt and Syria

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will travel to the Middle East this week for her first visit to the region, where WFP has projects to create assets for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Egypt and to provide food assistance for tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria.
21 November 2007

Hunger Bytes! WFP and YouTube viral video competition

The World Food Programme calls on students, would-be filmmakers and any other interested folks in the web universe to put their creativity towards raising awareness about hunger through a unique, international competition - the best short video about ‘byting’ global hunger.


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