News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

29 November 2005

World AIDS Day 2005: Hookers, truckers and AIDS

Sex workers, truck drivers, storemen and port workers now all have access to information, counselling on HIV and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases where and when they need it most, thanks to an innovative new project
28 November 2005

WFP Ambassador Ronaldinho wins European footballer of year award

WFP has congratulated its newest Ambassador against Hunger, Brazilian and Barcelona star Ronaldinho on winning one of soccer’s most prestigious prizes – the 50th European Player of the Year award.
23 November 2005

Niger faces prolonged suffering, more aid urged

WFP warns that unless the international community renews its commitment to deal with the consequences of this year’s food crisis in Niger, the country faces a second successive year of extreme suffering.
23 November 2005

Thanksgiving lifeline for southern Africa's hungriest

As the “hungry season” between harvests in southern Africa moves into its harshest phase, WFP welcomes the latest generous American donation of food for the region’s most vulnerable people.
22 November 2005

WFP welcomes visit by Princess of Thailand to India

At a time when support for children’s nutrition and education in Asia is more needed than ever, WFP welcomes a visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand to WFP projects in Orissa, India.
21 November 2005

AIDS prevention working but more needed

At the Italian launch of the AIDS Epidemic Update 2005, UNAIDS, WFP and the Italian Government underline the crucial role of prevention and good nutrition in the fight against AIDS, particularly in Africa.
15 November 2005

Food for Togo crisis victims "will run out by year end"

WFP warned today that unless US$1 million was immediately forthcoming from international donors, over 65,000 victims of this year’s political upheaval in Togo risk not receiving any food aid at the end of this year.
15 November 2005

Surge in donations keeps helicopters flying in Pakistan

WFP has welcomed a surge in new donations – US$14 million – for its under-funded US$100 million helicopter operation, extending the life of the mission in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir for at least another two ...
14 November 2005

WFP and Wyclef Jean's "Yele Haiti" distribute food

WFP and Wyclef Jean announce new joint food distribution programme in two of the Haitian capital’s most violent and vulnerable neighbourhoods.
11 November 2005

Hunger crisis looms in Guatemala after Hurricane Stan

WFP repeats an urgent appeal to donors to help feed an estimated 285,000 victims of Hurricane Stan, warning that they are confronting a severe hunger crisis as early as this Christmas.


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