News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

16 August 2006

HIV: Time to deliver more than drugs

Donor countries have poured billions of dollars into antiretrovirals and other medication to counter the growing impact of AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America with barely a thought to nutrition.
16 August 2006

Sudan again faces food ration cuts: will Darfur be put back on a diet?

WFP has urged the international community to help end the misery in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where almost half a million people are now cut off from emergency food aid because of fighting and attacks.
16 August 2006

Thousands of Lebanese heading home from Syria get WFP food parcels

WFP has said that to facilitate the mass return of Lebanese who had taken refuge in Syria, it has been providing bread and biscuits to the thousands of people heading over the border back into Lebanon.
16 August 2006

WFP: lack of funds could sharply reduce aid deliveries in Lebanon

WFP warns that a severe shortage of funding for its logistics operation in Lebanon is threatening to halt the international aid effort to provide relief to hundreds of thousands of displaced people and appealed to the donor community for more cash contributions.

15 August 2006

WFP starts food distributions to survivors of floods in eastern Ethiopia

WFP has begun emergency food distributions that will reach 10,000 men, women and children hit by flash floods in the Dire Dawa region of eastern Ethiopia.
15 August 2006

WFP welcomes EC as largest donor to its operations in Lebanon

WFP has welcomed a donation of US$3.8 million from the European Commission to ensure the delivery of vital assistance to nearly a million people displaced by conflict in Lebanon.
12 August 2006

Foodies auction culinary delights in aid of the world's hungry

In the lead up to the holiday giving season, one of the world’s most popular food bloggers will launch an on-line auction of unique food items in aid of WFP on Monday.
6 August 2006

Hunger blog: summer fun for a good cause

As school winds down for the summer, a new blog launched by WFP will keep kids active while giving them a chance to talk directly to aid workers battling on the frontline of some of the world’s hunger hotspots.
6 August 2006

WFP honours its first Saudi special ambassador

WFP honours Abdulaziz Arrukban, the first Saudi citizen to have volunteered to work with the agency to raise awareness about hunger issues and funds to help alleviate it.
5 August 2006

UNICEF and WFP Executive Directors Make First Joint Visit to Latin America/Caribbean region

On their first joint visit to the region, WFP Executive Director James T. Morris and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman will meet in Panama City tomorrow with the heads of their Latin America and Caribbean country offices to intensify common efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the international community.


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