News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 September 2005

Fuel shortage cuts WFP deliveries to southern Sudan

WFP said today a crippling shortage of jet fuel for its air hub at El Obeid slashed its ability to airlift and airdrop food aid in Sudan at the height of the annual hunger season.
13 September 2005

UN agencies appeal for US$29 million to stop 1.2 million Kenyans suffering

WFP and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed today for a total of US$29 million to assist 1.2 million people in Kenya struggling with critical food shortages, limited agricultural support, and shortages of basic health care and drinking water caused by drought and extreme poverty.
12 September 2005

Displacement continues in east DRC - more funds urged

WFP is urgently mobilizing food aid for tens of thousands of Congolese fleeing their homes in fear of fresh militia attacks in the Katanga region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the agency announced today. ...
10 September 2005

WFP responds to South Asia earthquake tragedy

As the massive scale of the earthquake disaster that has struck Pakistan, northern India and Afghanistan becomes apparent, WFP mobilises urgent relief.
9 September 2005

WFP urgently needs donations to assist hungry Mozambicans

As food prices rise and water levels drop, WFP urgently needs donations to help hungry Mozambicans. WFP today warned that hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Mozambique would go hungry unless the international ...
8 September 2005

Lauding South Korea's support, WFP seeks to end sharp ration cuts in the North

Seoul - WFP hails South Korea\'s contributions to easing the acute humanitarian crisis in the North, but said new donations were urgently needed for the UN agency\'s severely under-funded emergency operation that seeks to support 6.5 million particularly vulnerable people there.
5 September 2005

WFP chief urges WTO to support food aid in Doha Round

Geneva WFP Executive Director James Morris calls on members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to recognise the importance of food aid and support it as they negotiate agricultural trade reform.
5 September 2005

WFP opens new air route via Libya to increase food flow to Darfur

Khartoum WFP starts airlifting food from a Libyan airport directly into western Sudan\'s Darfur region, pioneering a new route to move as much food aid as possible to nearly two million people during the rainy season.
4 September 2005

WFP working on two fronts in Indonesia to prevent hunger in earthquake, tsunami crises

Banda Aceh - WFP is working on two fronts in the Indonesia earthquake crisis in order to prevent a single person from going hungry because of the massive natural disasters, a senior WFP official has said.
2 September 2005

Kraft supports girls' education in Egypt

Cairo WFP welcomes a cash donation of US$50,000 from Kraft Foods to support a major girls\' education initiative in Egypt through school feeding.


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