News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

16 August 2007

WFP begins food distribution to victims of Peru quake

WFP has announced it is providing US$500,000 of urgently needed food supplies to assist the victims of the powerful earthquake that struck the southern coastal region of Peru early this morning.
16 August 2007

WFP providing emergency food assistance to thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP has approved a new operation to provide food assistance to 36,000 people displaced by the conflict in Sa’ada Governorate in north-western Yemen.
14 August 2007

WFP and UNHCR seek funds for Burundi refugees

Two United Nations agencies today appealed to donors to support an increased food assistance package to help many of the 149,000 Burundian refugees in camps in Tanzania to return home. WFP and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned that without funding, the initiative may collapse.
13 August 2007

UAE Red Crescent gives WFP US$100,000 to help Palestinians

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$100,000 donation from the United Arab Emirates’ Red Crescent Society to help the UN food aid agency assist the growing number of impoverished people in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
5 August 2007

WFP starts food distributions in battle-scarred Mogadishu

WFP has said that the first distributions of WFP food assistance has started in Mogadishu to 16,000 residents and people returning to districts most heavily damaged by the worst fighting in the Somali capital in 16 years.
3 August 2007

Southern Africa braces for poor harvests

WFP has expressed deep concern over erratic weather patterns in southern Africa which have devastated harvest prospects for millions of people, and could spell yet another year of widespread food shortages.
1 August 2007

On peace anniversary, WFP looks to help south Sudan develop economy

Feeding school children, supporting skills training and repairing roads – WFP is celebrating the second anniversary of peace in South Sudan by marking the achievements of its partnership with the people of the region.
25 July 2007

Food convoy attacks undermining WFP work in Darfur

WFP has condemned the dramatic escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and food convoys in Darfur, which are hampering WFP’s ability to deliver assistance to millions of hungry people in the strife-torn region of Sudan.
24 July 2007

Lack of cash threatens school meals in Benin

Tens of thousands of children in the West African nation of Benin will not receive a daily school meal next term unless more funds are immediately made available, WFP has warned.
23 July 2007

WFP urges support for peaceful future in Cote D'Ivoire

WFP appealed for support in its peace-building efforts in Cote d’Ivoire where more than a million people stand to benefit from a new US$41 million food assistance operation launched earlier this month.


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