News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

24 July 2007

Lack of cash threatens school meals in Benin

Tens of thousands of children in the West African nation of Benin will not receive a daily school meal next term unless more funds are immediately made available, WFP has warned.
23 July 2007

WFP urges support for peaceful future in Cote D'Ivoire

WFP appealed for support in its peace-building efforts in Cote d’Ivoire where more than a million people stand to benefit from a new US$41 million food assistance operation launched earlier this month.
23 July 2007

Yemen receives pesticides from Mauritania to battle locust outbreaks. Joint FAO/WFP effort to battle locust outbreaks in Yemen

Yemen has received a pesticide donation from Mauritania to combat the worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. The donated chemicals were transported by air to Yemen in a joint operation between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

18 July 2007

China, WFP strengthen partnership to tackle global hunger together

The Chinese government and the WFP have outlined a broader partnership, in which both parties will make the best use of their resources and expertise to pursue a prosperous and harmonious society in China and the world.
17 July 2007

WFP warns of food supply line break to Somalia as needs grow

WFP has appealed for urgent contributions to avoid breaks in its supply line of food assistance to Somalia because of forecasts of crop failure.
9 July 2007

Malawian donation keeps WFP food aid flowing until the end of 2007

WFP welcomes a donation of 10,425 metric tons of maize worth US$1.8 million from the Malawian government, which will ensure that tens of thousands of vulnerable Malawians continue to receive crucial food assistance until the end of 2007.
9 July 2007

WFP report shows serious hunger threat for flood victims in DPRK

A food security assessment prepared by WFP indicates that thousands of people recovering from devastating August floods in DPRK require immediate and continued humanitarian food assistance including nutritional support for children and other vulnerable persons in the heavily-flooded counties.
9 July 2007

WFP warns relief efforts hampered by spreading violence in eastern DRC, food supplies running out

WFP has expressed alarm at an upsurge in fighting in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is hampering efforts to deliver food assistance to tens of thousands of people driven from their homes.
8 July 2007

First American donation to WFP's global network of humanitarian response depots

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed a US$500,000 contribution from the US government to WFP’s network of Humanitarian Response Depots around the world.
6 July 2007

Bakrie urges WFP to focus on feeding deprived children, young mothers in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Aburizal Bakrie told WFP yesterday that the agency’s efforts in his country remain “essential to the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry and malnourished children and women”.


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