News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

27 October 2005

Earthquake aid window slamming shut, WFP warns

In the wake of yesterday’s meeting of major donors to discuss funding for the victims of this month’s south Asia earthquake, WFP has expressed alarm that too little money is being committed directly to its emergency relief ...
27 October 2005

Record hunger destabilises Africa

As the world focuses on a series of massive natural disasters and the spread of avian influenza, hunger in Africa has quietly climbed to an all-time high, threatening to destabilize much of the continent, warns James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.
27 October 2005

WFP gears up to help Guatemala's hurricane victims

As the devastation wrought by Hurricane Stan and the ensuing landslides continue to affect large numbers of people living in the Guatemalan highlands, WFP has launched a US$14.1 million emergency operation to assist ...
25 October 2005

Food Force goes multilingual

Six months and two million downloads after its launch, the world’s first humanitarian video game will soon be available in five languages. WFP has announced a partnership with China’s number one interactive media company, Shanda, for the production of a Chinese version of Food Force.
25 October 2005

Lack of funds and blocked roads creating "death traps" in Kashmir

Just over two weeks after the earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, WFP warns that blocked roads, snow and a lack of funding could create a death trap for tens of thousands of people who survived
25 October 2005

WFP chief urges more donor support to unprecedented aid challenge in Pakistan

WFP chief urges more donor support, while on 3-day visit to Japan.
21 October 2005

Darfur's nutritional status improved by aid - but gains threatened by insecurity

The influx of food and other humanitarian assistance to Darfur has almost havled malnutrition rates since last year -- but the aid must continue to flow if lives are to be saved.
21 October 2005

Pakistan food aid operations struggle with massive funding shortfall

Funding shortfall as relief operations in Pakistan continue. WFP says that with fast action from donors, unnecessary deaths and suffering could be avoided among earthquake victims.
19 October 2005

Thousands flee remote quake-hit villages

Thousands of people have started fleeing their remote and hard-to-reach villages in northern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, seeking medical attention, food and water, as landslides and bad weather continue to ...
19 October 2005

WFP thanks US military and USAID for help in Guatemala

WFP has welcomed the intervention of the US military and thanked the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its generous US$2 million contribution towards providing food aid to families affected ...


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