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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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23 June 2004

WFP air link to refugees in Chad threatened with closure

N\'djamena WFP will be forced to halt its humanitarian air service from N\'djamena to eastern Chad next month at the height of the rainy season when the link is needed most unless new funding is urgently secured.
22 June 2004

'Death Spiral' is exacting tragic toll on Southern Africa, says UN Special Envoy

Johannesburg Southern Africa is being debilitated by the ‘death spiral\' caused by the confluence of HIV, food insecurity, the burden on public administration and services, and most critically, the drain on human resources, says James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General\'s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
19 June 2004

Special Envoy commends Swazi commitment to tackle HIV rates, urges holistic support for orphans

Mbabane James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General\'s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, commends the Government of Swaziland for its commitment to tackle HIV/AIDS rates and highlights the need to include broader support for orphans, particularly those affected by the virus.
18 June 2004

UN Special Envoy urges humanitarian sector to redouble efforts to tackle Mozambique's rising HIV/AIDS rate

Maputo The United Nations, the Government of Mozambique, and non-government organisations must strengthen efforts to tackle the country\'s spiraling HIV/AIDS rate before the virus exacts an irreversible toll, warns James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General\'s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
16 June 2004

WFP feeds thousands of new refugees from DRC in Burundi, Rwanda

Bujumbura WFP is feeding thousands of refugees who have crossed into Burundi and Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo to escape violence that temporarily paralysed WFP\'s aid operations in much of eastern DRC.
14 June 2004

UN Special Envoy returns to Malawi to review the current humanitarian situation

Lilongwe James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General\'s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, starts his third visit to Malawi on as part of a four-nation UN mission to assess the triple threat of food insecurity, weakened capacity for governance and AIDS.
12 June 2004

WFP hails arrival of European wheat for drought-hit Eritrea

Massawa, Eritrea - WFP welcomes the arrival of 42,500 metric tons of wheat to help alleviate the suffering of 600,000 Eritreans suffering from drought, as well as an additional 300,000 suffering from the effects of war and its economic impact.
12 June 2004

WFP, India build new alliance to end hunger, fight HIV/AIDS

New Delhi The head of WFP, James T. Morris, today hailed the growing cooperation between the UN food aid agency and the Government of India in their common cause of reducing global hunger and promoting good nutrition among the poor, especially children.
10 June 2004

WFP surpasses target, feeding more than 1.3 million people in Darfur

Khartoum WFP feeds more than 1.3 million people in the Darfur region of western Sudan in September, exceeding its own target of 1.2 million and recording its largest food distribution since the humanitarian crisis began.
9 June 2004

WFP urges safeguards for future victims of Bangladesh annual floods

Dhaka As millions of Bangladeshis return to their homes in the wake of massive floods, WFP appeals for international support for long-term strategies to enable the poor and vulnerable to cope with the annual monsoon crisis.

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