News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 May 2006

May 21: Global walk against child hunger

WFP and its partners are mobilising hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to walk together on 21 May to call for an end to child hunger.
16 May 2006

WFP warns annual 'lean season' set to strangle Sahel

As household food stocks begin to run low across the Sahel region of West Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme today urged the international community to continue supporting programmes which mitigate the very worst effects of food shortages among the most vulnerable.
12 May 2006

FAO, IFAD and WFP Executive heads in joint visit to Northern Ghana

Amid growing calls for reform and coherence among United Nations partners, the heads of the three Rome-based food and agriculture agencies demonstrated their determination to strengthen joint efforts to reduce hunger and poverty at the grassroots level by visiting Ghana’s food insecure northern region this week.

12 May 2006

Thousands flee terror in Central African Republic: Urgent need for food aid

As violence continues to spread terror and displacement in the northwest of the Central African Republic, WFP has urged the international community to support its food operations in a region which is already volatile due to fighting in Chad and Sudan.
12 May 2006

WFP suspends food aid for 56,000 in eastern Chad amid growing violence

WFP has warned that humanitarian operations in eastern Chad are becoming increasingly difficult, with periodic fighting forcing the agency to temporarily suspend all non-emergency activities in parts of the troubled region.
7 May 2006

Big Sudan Government donation to WFP road project

WFP has received a donation of US$30 million from the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) for WFP’s massive road works project in the region.
4 May 2006

Sudan boosts self-help with school meal support

WFP has praised decisions by governors of three Sudan States to renew and expand their support to WFP school meals by committing precious resources to monitoring, transport and other support.
3 May 2006

WFP warns Kenya drought will lead to human tragedy

Following his visit to the epicentre of the Horn of Africa drought – in northeastern Kenya – the head of WFP has warned that the human death toll could soar in the coming months without sufficient donations to head off a disaster.
28 April 2006

Sharp ration cuts leave Darfur on a diet

Despite the horrific suffering of millions of vulnerable people across Sudan, WFP has said that a severe shortage of funds has forced it to make drastic cuts in food rations from May.
25 April 2006

WFP urges resumption of food aid deliveries in Nepal

With road travel severely curtailed, schools shut and major cities under curfew for the last three weeks, WFP in Nepal has not been able to deliver critically needed food aid to communities around the country, including to over half a million school children.


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