News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

7 September 2007

WFP welcomes a US$1 million donation from the USA to Western Saharan refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the United States to provide food aid to the most vulnerable Western Saharan refugees in Algeria.
5 September 2007

WFP welcomes Drew Barrymore as Ambassador Against Hunger

American actress Drew Barrymore, one of the world’s most recognised film stars, has been named Ambassador Against Hunger for WFP.
3 September 2007

DJ BoBo urges international community to continue support to Ethiopia

After visiting some of Ethiopia’s most hunger prone regions, Swiss pop star and WFP Hunger Ambassador, DJ BoBo, urged the world to continue its engagement in the Horn of Africa country to help sustain progress in combating hunger and poverty.
2 September 2007

Floods wreak havoc in parts of southern Africa, thousands need help

Floods across southern Africa are wreaking havoc for tens of thousands of people caught by rising water that has washed away crops, homes and claimed the lives of dozens of people, WFP has said.
2 September 2007

WFP extends food aid operations in Nepal to cover continuing drought

WFP will extend its food aid operations in Nepal to communities in three drought-affected districts of the Eastern Terai – an area seized with political violence over the last month – as well as continuing assistance until the end of June to drought victims in the Mid- and Far-Western Regions.
1 September 2007

Greece assists DRC as part of its growing support for food aid

The latest donation to assist the war-ravaged people of the Democratic Republic of Congo comes from the Government of Greece, which last year increased its contributions to a record € 3.3 million (US$4.2 million) to WFP to fight global hunger.
30 August 2007

Hurricane Dean aftermath: WFP assisting over 10,000 victims in Jamaica and Belize

As victims of Hurricane Dean slowly try to rebuild their shattered lives, WFP has announced that its emergency feeding operations are assisting about 10,500 of the worst affected in Jamaica and Belize.
28 August 2007

WFP buys over 2 million tons of food on local Southern Africa markets

WFP has bought more than two million tons of food on local markets in Southern Africa in the last five years – the equivalent of providing 12 million hungry people with a full food basket for an entire year.
28 August 2007

WFP needs US$22 million to secure food for 1.2 million in Somalia

WFP has increased the number of people it aims to feed in Somalia this year to 1.2 million and appealed for urgent contributions of US$22.4 million to avoid a looming break in food supplies.
22 August 2007

WFP distributes more food to flood-affected in Bangladesh

WFP starts a third round of emergency food distributions in ten flood-affected districts of Bangladesh, targeting more than 800,000 people worst hit by the disaster.


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