News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

6 April 2007

WFP Chief lays out vision for breaking the cycle of hunger

In a keynote speech to members of the Executive Board that oversees the work of WFP, the agency’s Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, today presented her strategic framework for WFP’s role in meeting the huge challenge of feeding the world’s hungry.
5 April 2007

Food Force humanitarian video game for children now in Finnish

WFP and Fida International, a Finnish international development agency today launched the Finnish version of “Food Force”, the world’s first video game about hunger which has been downloaded in various languages at least five million times.
5 April 2007

WFP joins Warner Bros. Pictures to hold first-ever screenings of the film Blood Diamond in Sierra Leone

WFP joins with Warner Bros. Pictures to hold a landmark series of screenings of the film Blood Diamond, which is set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The screenings will take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
5 April 2007

WFP Sudan welcomes European Commission donation

WFP, the world\'s largest humanitarian lifeline, welcomes a €30 million donation from the European Commission\'s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) to WFP\'s major emergency relief efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
5 April 2007

WFP welcomes Irish donation

WFP has welcomed a donation of €8.5 million (US$ 11.5 million) from Ireland, noting that the cash – which can be used across a broad range of WFP operations, from emergencies to relief and recovery – will enable WFP to deliver food swiftly and flexibly, including to those who risk being forgotten by the rest of the international community.
5 April 2007

WFP welcomes Turkish donation for DPRK and Djibouti

WFP welcomes a US$300,000 contribution from Turkey, towards its operations in North Korea (DPRK) and Djibouti.
1 April 2007

Andorra more than trebles contribution to WFP in 2006

The Pyrenees Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in Europe, emerged in 2006 as one of the fastest growing donors to WFP, more than trebling its contribution to US$109,000 from US$32,000 the previous year.
30 March 2007

Tens of thousands of displaced Chadians in east are running out of food

WFP has today that thousands of Chadians are running out of food in the eastern border region with Sudan and face a desperate struggle to survive unless new donations meet the needs of a rising tide of people driven from their homes.
30 March 2007

WFP trains experts for global disaster response

WFP has graduated the first class of emergency telecommunications team leaders after an intensive two-week training course – the inaugural session of a new programme for information and communications technology (ICT) managers who are now set for deployment to difficult and dangerous disaster zones.
28 March 2007

WFP concerned about food shortfall in DPRK; seeks to increase aid

WFP has announced that officials of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had indicated that the country faced a shortfall of one million metric tons of food, and expressed a new openness to receiving increased food assistance from WFP.


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