News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

18 August 2008

WFP National Officer killed in Southern Somalia

The Executive Director of WFP has expressed shock and sadness today at the killing of one of the agency’s staff members in southern Somalia.
14 August 2008

Emergency Grants to Help People Most Affected by Global Food Crisis

Grants to World Food Programme and others to provide nutritious food, support small-scale farmers
14 August 2008

Hungerbytes: Hollywood, Silicon Valley and hunger agency join forces

A man lies dead by the time a single orange has been eaten … a well-to-do family fights over whose turn it is to have dinner at a candlelit table … a tin can proves maddeningly impervious to being opened by someone who has “no access” to food…
13 August 2008

WFP airlifts high energy biscuits to Georgia for conflict victims

Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict.
5 August 2008

WFP driver killed by militiamen in central Somalia

The World Food Programme strongly condemned the killing of a WFP-contracted truck driver who was shot yesterday at a checkpoint in central Somalia.
4 August 2008

WFP presents the world's first humanitarian video game in Arabic

The world’s first humanitarian video game in Arabic – an action-packed educational game about hunger and the importance of humanitarian aid work – is being unveiled in Dubai.
30 July 2008

DPRK survey confirms deepening hunger for millions

Millions of people in DPRK are experiencing hunger not seen in almost a decade according to the findings of a new UN assessment in the east Asian country.
29 July 2008

WFP gears up response to high food prices in West Africa

WFP is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people hard hit by high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
25 July 2008

Food for Myanmar's cyclone victims still top priority

Twelve weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of families still have a lengthy storm to weather, WFP said.

18 July 2008

Somalia faces dire crossroads as insecurity and drought combine

Attacks on aid workers on the ground and threats to ships delivering food aid to Somalia are jeopardising the lives of millions who now need urgent food assistance, WFP said.


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