News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 April 2006

First WFP food aid ship arrives in Somali port of Mogadishu in more than a decade

A ship chartered by WFP docked yesterday in Mogadishu – the agency’s first delivery in the capital’s port in more than a decade.
8 April 2006

Princess Haya and WFP chief call for more to be done for suffering Lebanese

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, WFP Goodwill Ambassador, today joined James Morris, WFP Executive Director, on a one-day visit to Lebanese refugees in Syria.
5 April 2006

3.5 million Afghans face critical shortages of food aid

WFP has called on donors to provide urgently needed funds to its Afghanistan operation to ensure food assistance to 3.5 million hungry Afghans, warning that there will be a break in food supplies this month without fresh donations.
4 April 2006

Everest climb to raise awareness of hunger

As the security officer for the WFP in Nepal, Squirrell normally makes many trips to the remote and undeveloped districts of the country, where WFP assists thousands of families each year. To be able to combine ...
31 March 2006

WFP says generous Irish donation will help save lives

WFP has welcomed a donation of €6.2 million from Ireland, noting that the cash – which comes with no conditions as to where or how it may be used – will enable WFP to get food swiftly to hungry people who risk being forgotten by the rest of the international community.
29 March 2006

WFP welcomes first Russian donation to Tajikistan

WFP has welcomed the arrival of a US$6 million contribution from the Government of the Russian Federation to its Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Tajikistan.
28 March 2006

WFP emergency funds perilously low

Facing the enormous challenge of feeding more than 50 million people in Africa this year – in life-threatening crises such as the Horn of Africa – WFP has revealed that many people are only receiving food aid because the agency has drawn down substantially from its emergency reserves to stave off suffering and starvation.
24 March 2006

Violence along Chad/Sudan border threatens thousands

WFP warns that an escalation of the violence that has forced thousands of people from their homes along the Chadian border with Sudan’s Darfur region could seriously impede humanitarian assistance.
23 March 2006

WFP urges Somali leaders, militias to protect aid agencies after shooting

Following a fatal shooting at a food distribution in southern Somalia, WFP appeals to leaders and militias throughout Somalia to provide access and protection to humanitarian agencies.
20 March 2006

WFP warns food running out in blockaded Gaza strip

WFP has said that food is running out in the Gaza Strip and has appealed to the Israeli authorities to allow food consignments to reach the tens of thousands of people in Gaza who depend on food aid to survive.


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