News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 January 2006

EU donation for Pakistan earthquake victims

WFP welcomes the 6.7 million euros contribution from the European Commission (EC) to its air and logistics operations assisting earthquake victims in Pakistan.
16 January 2006

2006 - Millions in West Africa face battle for survival

WFP calls on the international community to rally strongly behind its efforts to tackle hunger and poverty in West Africa, the poorest region of the world.
13 January 2006

WFP warns of catastrophe in Horn of Africa

In the run up to the African Union summit in Khartoum this month, WFP has warned that a humanitarian catastrophe would engulf the drought-stricken Horn of Africa unless WFP receives urgent donations to provide emergency ...
8 January 2006

Cancelled convoys hamper aid for stranded in southern Lebanon

WFP has warned that it has suffered another setback in its huge efforts to bring much-needed aid to the beleaguered inhabitants of southern Lebanon.
3 January 2006

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Sudan's hungry children

On the traditional day of fasting for millions of Christians around the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will take time to meet people in southern Sudan who depend on the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to keep hunger at bay and help rebuild their lives after decades of civil war.
3 January 2006

Consultancy group Wise Media to help WFP track food

WFP has announced that it has accepted an offer from the consultancy firm Wise Media S.p.A., to donate its services to help WFP in its efforts to identify suitable state-of-the-art technology for tracking the agency's food ...
30 December 2005

2005: Record year of EU contributions to WFP

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.
28 December 2005

WFP chief: 2005 exceptional year of disaster - but even more challenges could lie ahead

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, describes 2005 as the most challenging year the humanitarian aid world has faced since World War II, but also warns that the New Year will undoubtedly bring further emergencies and even greater demands on donors.
28 December 2005

WFP Goodwill Ambassador Princess Haya visits Malawi

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein travels to Malawi on her first field visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP to see first hand the impact of the food crisis there.
23 December 2005

WFP to halve rations for 82,000 refugees in Zambia

WFP, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government of Zambia appeal for US$8.5 million to provide food aid for up to 82,000 Angolan and Congolese refugees in Zambia facing an imminent ration cut of 50 percent.


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