News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 June 2006

WFP starts emergency food deliveries to Nepal

WFP has started transporting emergency food assistance to help communities in western Nepal hit by drought in an operation that is eventually expected to reach 225,000 people.
22 June 2006

More people than expected need food aid in Timor Leste

Tens of thousands of people displaced by the recent unrest in Timor Leste, both in the countryside as well as thousands who stayed at home in the capital, Dili, are in urgent need of food aid, according to assessments by WFP and its partners.
22 June 2006

WFP lays foundations for future in south Sudan

WFP has begun a US$3.5 million construction project to build 25 schools in southern Sudan, where primary school attendance rates are the lowest in the world.
16 June 2006

Bleakest malnutrition situation in Somalia in years

Recent outbreaks of fighting and the worst drought in a decade have pushed many people in Somalia to their limit, creating the bleakest malnutrition situation in years, WFP and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have warned.
16 June 2006

Child hunger spikes in Mauritania as WFP food runs out

WFP has urged the international community to reach into its pockets and fund its vital food aid operation so that the desert nation of Mauritania can pull through the most difficult months of the year.
16 June 2006

WFP leaders gather amidst growing hunger crises

WFP leaders, from some 80 countries, are gathering in the Danish capital over the next five days to discuss current and future challenges facing the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.
14 June 2006

Saudi Arabia provides food aid for 50,000 Palestinians

Days after the WFP warned that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are becoming destitute, Saudi Arabia has responded with a donation of US$2.6 million to purchase food for 50,000 of the worst affected families.
13 June 2006

New WFP operation assists displaced in Azerbaijan

WFP Executive Director, James Morris, has approved a two-year operation in Azerbaijan, which will provide 26,833 metric tons of food assistance to 143,500 people displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
12 June 2006

WFP launches new PSA featuring the cast from Warner Bros' new film "Blood Diamond"

“What is so powerful that it can make you overcome your greatest fear…turn your brother into an enemy…and leave wounds that scar long after the fighting is over?" The answer: “Hunger—so deadly it kills 25,000 people a day.”
6 June 2006

Drive against hunger: motor rally across 14 countries ends in Jordan

One hundred and twenty old automobiles reached the Jordanian capital, Amman today, after a ten-day drive across 14 countries from Oberstaufen, Germany, in the “Drive against Hunger” rally to raise awareness about fighting hunger and poverty around the world.


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