News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 April 2007

World marathon record holder dedicates London race to hungry children

Paul Tergat, the current world record holder is dedicating his participation in the Flora London Marathon to the plight of hungry children all over the world.
17 April 2007

WFP cuts food for 1.28 million displaced in northern Uganda

WFP said today that a shortage of contributions has forced it to cut food rations for 1.28 million people driven into camps from their homes during a 20-year rebellion by the Lord\'s Resistance Army.
17 April 2007

WFP warns of developing crisis in central Africa, endangering hundreds of thousands

WFP has appealed for increased international donor support to avert a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic, where hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war and civil conflict are in urgent need of food assistance.
12 April 2007

TNT & UPS support UN humanitarian hubs in Panama and Ghana

Two major logistics companies, UPS and TNT, have joined forces for a humanitarian cause by offering free warehousing facilities to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), run by the WFP in Ghana and Panama.
9 April 2007

Hurricane Felix: WFP readies emergency response

As Hurricane Felix prepared to make landfall on the Caribbean coast of Central America, WFP has announced plans to deploy emergency teams and said it had sufficient regional food stocks to feed almost 600,000 people for one month.
6 April 2007

WFP Chief lays out vision for breaking the cycle of hunger

In a keynote speech to members of the Executive Board that oversees the work of WFP, the agency’s Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, today presented her strategic framework for WFP’s role in meeting the huge challenge of feeding the world’s hungry.
5 April 2007

Food Force humanitarian video game for children now in Finnish

WFP and Fida International, a Finnish international development agency today launched the Finnish version of “Food Force”, the world’s first video game about hunger which has been downloaded in various languages at least five million times.
5 April 2007

WFP joins Warner Bros. Pictures to hold first-ever screenings of the film Blood Diamond in Sierra Leone

WFP joins with Warner Bros. Pictures to hold a landmark series of screenings of the film Blood Diamond, which is set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The screenings will take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
5 April 2007

WFP Sudan welcomes European Commission donation

WFP, the world\'s largest humanitarian lifeline, welcomes a €30 million donation from the European Commission\'s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) to WFP\'s major emergency relief efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
5 April 2007

WFP welcomes Irish donation

WFP has welcomed a donation of €8.5 million (US$ 11.5 million) from Ireland, noting that the cash – which can be used across a broad range of WFP operations, from emergencies to relief and recovery – will enable WFP to deliver food swiftly and flexibly, including to those who risk being forgotten by the rest of the international community.


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