News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

27 June 2007

"Ocean's Thirteen" stars donate US$1m to Friends of the United Nations World Food Programme

Friends of the World Food Program today welcomed a US$1,000,000 donation from Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization co-founded by the all-star cast and the filmmakers of “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
26 June 2007

Governments, UN agree on road map to tackle hunger in Horn of Africa

Six African governments and the United Nations today agreed on a road map to tackle the root causes of rising hunger across the drought-plagued Horn of Africa, warning that the next major crisis could force more than 20 million people into needing emergency assistance.
26 June 2007

New school feeding public service announcement in Japan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the release of a new print, radio and television public service announcement (PSA) promoting the agency’s school feeding programme, made possible with support of the Japan Advertising Council.
22 June 2007

Insecurity jeopardizing WFP food aid deliveries in western Afghanistan

WFP warns that continuing security problems are hampering operations in some parts of Afghanistan, especially in the west of the country where food stocks are running short and thousands of the most vulnerable people may soon see critical food supplies curtailed or interrupted.
22 June 2007

One fifth of Timor population needs food assistance, UN report says

Persistent drought and plagues of locusts ravaged Timor-Leste’s harvest in 2007, cutting production of major crops by as much as 30 per cent and leaving one-fifth of the population in need of food assistance, says a report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.
22 June 2007

WFP appeals to Kenyan authorities to allow food into Somalia

WFP today appealed to Kenyan authorities to allow food assistance on 140 trucks to cross into Somalia.
22 June 2007

WFP shifts to recovery in Djibouti to help pastoralists

WFP announces it is gradually shifting from emergency assistance to Food for Work projects this year for thousands of nomadic herders to lessen the impact of recurrent droughts while improving the nutritional status of the most vulnerable in this country near the tip of the Horn of Africa.
20 June 2007

More WFP trucks head for Gaza

The United Nations World Food Programme announces that nine trucks carrying 225 metric tons of food have begun to cross the border into Gaza.
16 June 2007

2007 World Food Prize Laureate Revolutionized Post-Harvest Technology

Dr. Philip E. Nelson of Purdue University is named winner of the $250,000 World Food Prize for his innovative breakthrough technologies which have revolutionized the food industry.
16 June 2007

WFP condemns attack on food warehouse in the West Bank

WFP today condemned an armed attack on a food warehouse containing WFP food, run by the Ministry of Social Affairs in Nablus, West Bank.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide