News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 July 2007

“Stop violence against women & girls" - WFP speaks out

“Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls” is the theme chosen by the United Nations and the World Food Programme for tomorrow’s International Women’s Day.
2 July 2007

Bolivia floods: WFP sends emergency food as dengue fever outbreak looms

As the magnitude of the heavy rains and raging floods in Bolivia becomes apparent, WFP has tripled the number of flood-affected people it is assisting to 41,200, and the number is expected to rise to more than 60,000 by the weekend.
2 July 2007

WFP responds to government request for food aid for Jakarta flood victims

At the request of the Indonesian authorities, WFP has started providing immediate food aid to people displaced by floods in the capital.
29 June 2007

Generous US Donations to sustain millions of hungry in Africa and Asia

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Friday welcomed US government contributions in June totaling $62 million to feed people confronting humanitarian crises across 13 countries in Africa and one in Asia.
29 June 2007

WFP assists drought response in Timor Leste, but needs more donor help

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces plans to assist the Government of Timor-Leste in meeting the food needs of people living in communities affected by an ongoing drought that has reduced food availability in many parts of the nation and appealed to donors for additional support.

27 June 2007

"Ocean's Thirteen" stars donate US$1m to Friends of the United Nations World Food Programme

Friends of the World Food Program today welcomed a US$1,000,000 donation from Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization co-founded by the all-star cast and the filmmakers of “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
26 June 2007

Governments, UN agree on road map to tackle hunger in Horn of Africa

Six African governments and the United Nations today agreed on a road map to tackle the root causes of rising hunger across the drought-plagued Horn of Africa, warning that the next major crisis could force more than 20 million people into needing emergency assistance.
26 June 2007

New school feeding public service announcement in Japan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the release of a new print, radio and television public service announcement (PSA) promoting the agency’s school feeding programme, made possible with support of the Japan Advertising Council.
22 June 2007

Insecurity jeopardizing WFP food aid deliveries in western Afghanistan

WFP warns that continuing security problems are hampering operations in some parts of Afghanistan, especially in the west of the country where food stocks are running short and thousands of the most vulnerable people may soon see critical food supplies curtailed or interrupted.
22 June 2007

One fifth of Timor population needs food assistance, UN report says

Persistent drought and plagues of locusts ravaged Timor-Leste’s harvest in 2007, cutting production of major crops by as much as 30 per cent and leaving one-fifth of the population in need of food assistance, says a report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.


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