News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

18 December 2006

Online food auction brings seasonal cheer to world's hungry

In the space of just one week, a worldwide community of food aficionados, spearheaded by one food blogger in the United States, has raised more than US$ 24,700 to help WFP feed the hungriest and poorest people on the planet.
15 December 2006

Aid package shows Japan's growing leadership in fighting hunger in Africa and oPt

WFP today welcomed an aid package totalling JPY 930 million (US$8 million) from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict, natural disasters and HIV/AIDS in five African countries and the occupied Palestinian territory.
15 December 2006

Special Envoy urges a redoubling of efforts to help Mozambique's children

James T Morris, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa urges the humanitarian sector in Mozambique to redouble its efforts to ensure the basic needs of orphans and vulnerable children are met.
14 December 2006

"All the invisible children" screened at Dubai international film festival

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) screened yesterday the film “All the Invisible Children” in the presence of WFP Goodwill Ambassador, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, HRH Princess Dalal Al-Saud, Laurence Fishburne and Barry Osborne.
14 December 2006

WFP joins pop stars, writers and entrepreneurs to fight hunger and poverty in Latin America

WFP joined the most influential artists, intellectuals and business people of the Spanish-speaking world during the launch of the Latin America Solidarity Action Foundation (ALAS).
13 December 2006

Japanese football star Nakata spotlights WFP school feeding in Cambodia

WFP has thanked Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata for donating soccer balls to Banteay Srei Primary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
13 December 2006

Southern Africa's future hinges on coping with HIV/AIDS and addressing plight of orphans

The future of southern Africa is dependent upon governments in the region halting the effects of HIV/AIDS and ensuring orphans receive good nutrition, education and care, said James T. Morris, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
8 December 2006

WFP welcomes security council resolution, urges implementation

WFP today welcomed the UN Security Council resolution on Lebanon as the best chance so far to end the armed hostilities and called for speedy implementation by both sides to stop the human suffering and allow desperately needed relief to reach the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by the fighting.
7 December 2006

Food aid shortages aggravate suffering of Chechens

Already obliged for lack of funds to cut the number of displaced Chechens it supports and drastically reduce rations, WFP has warned that it will have to halt its Chechnya operation entirely in three months unless fresh pledges are made soon.
7 December 2006

WFP and Stanford University Press release new series on hunger

WFP has released the first edition of its new World Hunger Series, an annual publication which will focus on hunger and practical strategies to end it.


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