News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

26 January 2006

Bitter cold worsens plight of hungry Chechens

WFP has appealed for urgently needed funds to resume food rations for thousands of people in Chechnya and Ingushetia now suffering from bitterly cold winter weather. They desperately need our help, and they ...
25 January 2006

WFP warns of Kenya drought disaster

WFP has given a stark warning of a humanitarian disaster in Kenya because of drought. We don’t have enough for the 1.2 million people we are currently feeding, let alone the expected increase to 2.5 million or ...
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.


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