News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

18 October 2005

WFP chief warns of huge aid challenge in Pakistan

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, says that the logistical challenge of reaching the hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of assistance after the 8 October earthquake is one of the toughest the aid world has ever faced and warns that time is running out.
18 October 2005

WFP lack of funds a disaster for displaced Azerbaijanis

WFP has warned that due to a nearly 16 percent shortfall in resources, food assistance to 130,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could come to a complete halt in just three weeks time. ...
17 October 2005

Princess Haya joins WFP to fight global hunger

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein will join WFP as a Goodwill Ambassador in the global effort against hunger, WFP announces
17 October 2005

WFP uses packhorses to reach remote quake survivors

With helicopters grounded by low cloud, rain and snow and many roads still blocked by landslides, WFP begins using packhorses and mules to bring emergency rations to survivors of the 8 October earthquake in remote mountain areas in Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir
15 October 2005

TNT assists WFP with emergency airlift to Pakistan

TNT Airways teams up with its partner, WFP, to deliver emergency food rations to the survivors of the 8 October earthquake in Pakistan
14 October 2005

WFP expands food distributions to Pakistan earthquake survivors

WFP today began expanding its food distributions to mountain villages near the epicentre of last Saturday’s earthquake.
14 October 2005

WFP welcomes release of second food aid ship hijacked in Somalia

The release of the hijacked MV Miltzow – after being held for 32 hours – was welcomed today by WFP, which can now proceed with delivering the cargo of relief food to 78,000 drought-stricken people in southern Somalia.
13 October 2005

Critical window closing for 12 million in southern Africa

A top WFP official has warned that a critical window is closing fast for 12 million people across southern Africa to receive urgent help from the international community - including five million people in Malawi facing the ...
13 October 2005

Hunger toll on World Food Day: 6,241,512 dead

Speaking on the occasion of World Food Day on 16 October, the Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, said that by the end of the day 6,241,512 people will have already died of hunger and related diseases so far this year
13 October 2005

WFP hands out food in city worst hit by South Asia earthquake

WFP begins handing out emergency food rations to thousands of desperate people in Muzaffarabad, the city worst hit by 8 October’s huge earthquake.


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