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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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28 December 2005

WFP chief: 2005 exceptional year of disaster - but even more challenges could lie ahead

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, describes 2005 as the most challenging year the humanitarian aid world has faced since World War II, but also warns that the New Year will undoubtedly bring further emergencies and even greater demands on donors.
28 December 2005

WFP Goodwill Ambassador Princess Haya visits Malawi

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein travels to Malawi on her first field visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP to see first hand the impact of the food crisis there.
23 December 2005

WFP to halve rations for 82,000 refugees in Zambia

WFP, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government of Zambia appeal for US$8.5 million to provide food aid for up to 82,000 Angolan and Congolese refugees in Zambia facing an imminent ration cut of 50 percent.
21 December 2005

Food for Christmas to Guatemala hurricane victims

With only a few days left before Christmas, WFP is continuing non-stop food distributions to more than 300,000 people affected by Hurricane Stan in Guatemala.
10 December 2005

Help needed for victims of Hurricane Stan

With the full picture of devastation in the wake of Hurricane Stan yet to emerge across Central America, WFP is today providing urgently needed food to assist thousands of affected families in Guatemala.
10 December 2005

WFP condemns hijacking of second food aid ship in Somalia

WFP today strongly condemned the hijacking of a food aid ship Wednesday afternoon by unidentified gunmen at the port of Merka, 100 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
10 December 2005

WFP running out of funds to feed Northern Uganda

WFP today warned that its operation to feed more than 1.45 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda will run out of donations in December.
10 December 2005

WFP trucks deliver food to earthquake survivors

A convoy of trucks carrying 39 metric tons of WFP high energy biscuits arrived today in the Pakistan city of Abbottabad, delivering desperately needed food to survivors of last Saturday’s earthquake.
9 December 2005

Mozambican children to ‘spin’ into healthier life thanks to WFP, TNT and UNICEF

Some 40,000 school children in Mozambique will soon be ‘spinning’ into a healthier future with clean drinking water and sanitation facilities thanks to a new initiative unveiled today by WFP, the Dutch logistics company TNT, and UNICEF.
8 December 2005

WFP airlifts more food into Niger as free food distributions begin

Niamey With the unloading this week of the first in a series of 10 airlifts of emergency food aid to Niger, WFP has moved into the most critical phase of its emergency operation to feed 2.5 million people who are caught in the grip of severe food shortages.

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