News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

25 January 2006

WFP's humanitarian video game launched in Italy

An Italian version of “Food Force”, the first humanitarian video game about world hunger, has been launched in Rome. After the success of the English and Japanese versions, an Italian game was developed by Rai Net in cooperation with the WFP.
24 January 2006

WFP halts Ivory Coast operations in wake of violence

WFP has warned that continued uncertainty over the safety of WFP staff in Ivory Coast could have a disastrous effect on its operations to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the country, particularly in and around ...
23 January 2006

WFP urges African summit to act on hunger crises

As Africa’s leaders gather today for their AU summit, WFP is calling on the continent’s leaders and international donors to boost their support for its efforts to tackle hunger and poverty in Africa before millions more ...
17 January 2006

EU donation for Pakistan earthquake victims

WFP welcomes the 6.7 million euros contribution from the European Commission (EC) to its air and logistics operations assisting earthquake victims in Pakistan.
16 January 2006

2006 - Millions in West Africa face battle for survival

WFP calls on the international community to rally strongly behind its efforts to tackle hunger and poverty in West Africa, the poorest region of the world.
13 January 2006

WFP warns of catastrophe in Horn of Africa

In the run up to the African Union summit in Khartoum this month, WFP has warned that a humanitarian catastrophe would engulf the drought-stricken Horn of Africa unless WFP receives urgent donations to provide emergency ...
8 January 2006

Cancelled convoys hamper aid for stranded in southern Lebanon

WFP has warned that it has suffered another setback in its huge efforts to bring much-needed aid to the beleaguered inhabitants of southern Lebanon.
3 January 2006

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Sudan's hungry children

On the traditional day of fasting for millions of Christians around the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will take time to meet people in southern Sudan who depend on the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to keep hunger at bay and help rebuild their lives after decades of civil war.
3 January 2006

Consultancy group Wise Media to help WFP track food

WFP has announced that it has accepted an offer from the consultancy firm Wise Media S.p.A., to donate its services to help WFP in its efforts to identify suitable state-of-the-art technology for tracking the agency's food ...
30 December 2005

2005: Record year of EU contributions to WFP

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.


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