News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

20 March 2006

WFP warns food running out in blockaded Gaza strip

WFP has said that food is running out in the Gaza Strip and has appealed to the Israeli authorities to allow food consignments to reach the tens of thousands of people in Gaza who depend on food aid to survive.
14 March 2006

WFP forced to cut food rations to refugees in Kenya

As a result of insufficient funding, WFP has been forced to reduce food aid rations to some 230,000 Somali and Sudanese refugees living in two camps in remote areas in northeast Kenya.
13 March 2006

WFP lauds Pope's commitment to humanitarianism

James Morris, Executive Director of WFP, has hailed His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s deep personal commitment to the service of the poor and hungry.
11 March 2006

Another success for world record marathoner and millions of children worldwide

WFP warmly congratulated its Ambassador against Hunger, top record holder Paul Tergat, on his performance today in New York where he finished third place in the world’s most prestigious marathon race.
11 March 2006

WFP gives urgent help to victims of new floods in southeast Ethiopia

With extensive flooding again hitting southeastern Ethiopia, WFP has said that it is working closely with the Government of Ethiopia to ensure that food aid urgently reaches tens of thousands of flood-affected people in the Somali region.
5 March 2006

Chad: Rising tensions render food outlook precarious

Amid rising tensions and reported preparations for armed attacks in Chad, WFP warned on election day that food is becoming a serious issue for some 70,000 people who have either fled the continuous armed incursions in the east of the country or are resident there.
2 March 2006

2.2 million Burundians need food aid

WFP has warned that the lethal combination of poor rains, crop disease and extreme poverty has left 2.2 million Burundians in need of food aid in 2006. A recent Crop and Food Assessment by the Ministry of ...
24 February 2006

Mountain guides help WFP with Pakistan quake recovery

WFP has announced the formation of a team of 23 experienced international and Pakistani mountain guides to assess damage and destruction in mountainous areas of Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir hit by last October’s earthquake.
24 February 2006

UN agency heads on unprecedented trip to Great Lakes

The heads of three of the United Nations largest humanitarian agencies are embarking on their first joint mission to visit their common operations.
23 February 2006

WFP governing body approves North Korea aid plan

WFP’s governing Executive Board has approved a two-year plan to build on the agency’s ten-year record of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by tackling nutritional deficiencies and chronic hunger.


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