News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

15 November 2005

Food for Togo crisis victims "will run out by year end"

WFP warned today that unless US$1 million was immediately forthcoming from international donors, over 65,000 victims of this year’s political upheaval in Togo risk not receiving any food aid at the end of this year.
15 November 2005

Surge in donations keeps helicopters flying in Pakistan

WFP has welcomed a surge in new donations – US$14 million – for its under-funded US$100 million helicopter operation, extending the life of the mission in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir for at least another two ...
14 November 2005

WFP and Wyclef Jean's "Yele Haiti" distribute food

WFP and Wyclef Jean announce new joint food distribution programme in two of the Haitian capital’s most violent and vulnerable neighbourhoods.
11 November 2005

Hunger crisis looms in Guatemala after Hurricane Stan

WFP repeats an urgent appeal to donors to help feed an estimated 285,000 victims of Hurricane Stan, warning that they are confronting a severe hunger crisis as early as this Christmas.
10 November 2005

WFP extends support for victims of Ivory Coast unrest

Amid continuing political uncertainty, WFP confirms that it will extend its relief operation for victims of the recent turmoil in Ivory Coast until the end of 2006 and appeals to the international community to maintain support for its humanitarian work.
8 November 2005

WFP pre-positions food stocks to assist needy Afghans

Kabul Ahead of the winter freeze, WFP starts pre-positioning food supplies for nearly half a million impoverished Afghans who will be cut off from markets once the cold weather sets in.
3 November 2005

Czech donation helps WFP feed tsunami survivors

Banda Aceh WFP announces a ground-breaking donation from the Czech Republic in support of its efforts to assist more than 500,000 people affected by the tsunami in Indonesia.
3 November 2005

WFP Haiti completes flood relief mission in Gonaives

Port-au-Prince When the 1,588 women at the distribution points of Desronvilles and Acifa walk away with their bags of rice, beans and corn meal on 14 March, it will mark the end of WFP Haiti\'s large-scale emergency operation to feed the victims of the Gonaives floods.
3 November 2005

WFP survey shows food insecurity threatens rural and displaced Azerbaijanis

Baku WFP warns that 400,000 to 600,000 rural Azerbaijanis face food insecurity and that nearly 300,000 of the one million Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh are likely to continue to rely on food aid for the foreseeable future.
2 November 2005

Chile airlifts WFP food to flood victims

Georgetown, Guyana The Government of Chile has made available to WFP a C-130 Hercules transport plane to airlift food for the victims of floods that have affected more than 300,000 people in Guyana -- 40 percent of the country\'s total population.


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