News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

5 September 2005

WFP chief urges WTO to support food aid in Doha Round

Geneva WFP Executive Director James Morris calls on members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to recognise the importance of food aid and support it as they negotiate agricultural trade reform.
5 September 2005

WFP opens new air route via Libya to increase food flow to Darfur

Khartoum WFP starts airlifting food from a Libyan airport directly into western Sudan\'s Darfur region, pioneering a new route to move as much food aid as possible to nearly two million people during the rainy season.
4 September 2005

WFP working on two fronts in Indonesia to prevent hunger in earthquake, tsunami crises

Banda Aceh - WFP is working on two fronts in the Indonesia earthquake crisis in order to prevent a single person from going hungry because of the massive natural disasters, a senior WFP official has said.
2 September 2005

Kraft supports girls' education in Egypt

Cairo WFP welcomes a cash donation of US$50,000 from Kraft Foods to support a major girls\' education initiative in Egypt through school feeding.
1 September 2005

To support peace in Sudan, WFP appeals for US$302 million for war and drought victims

Nairobi With the momentous signing today of a peace accord which brings to an end one of Africa\'s longest and bloodiest wars, WFP launches a US$302 million emergency appeal to feed 3.2 million Sudanese.
31 August 2005

"All the Invisible Children" screened at Venice Biennale Film Festival

A film and a project in Venice supported by the Italian Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs in favour of UNICEF and WFP.
31 August 2005

Southern Africa's poorest go hungry as WFP runs short of funds

Soaring maize prices in several southern African countries are causing WFP serious concern as it struggles to provide food to the most needy people while faced with a huge funding shortfall.
26 August 2005

'Keep Niger on the map' - renewed support urged as world attention wanes

WFP has urged the international community not to turn its back on the continuing suffering in Niger, as food distributions continue across the worst affected parts of the country, but financial support for WFP’s emergency ...
26 August 2005

WFP hands over upgraded airport to southern Sudan

WFP hands over an airport upgraded at a cost of US$1.6 million to the local government in the South Sudan interim capital of Rumbek to provide greater access to the south.
26 August 2005

WFP struggling to feed 90,000 refugees in Sudan's east

WFP says it is struggling to feed 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan. More than halfway through its term, the two-year WFP operation to feed the refugees has a 47 percent funding shortfall and breaks in supplies are looming.


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