News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

15 May 2007

WFP urges support for complex new logistics operation in Central African Republic

WFP urged the international community to redouble its efforts in support of the agency’s recently upscaled life-saving operation in the conflict-torn Central African Republic.
14 May 2007

Global walk: leaders and communities join to stamp out child hunger

Yesterday saw hundreds of thousands of people in around 100 countries step out with WFP, to call for an end to child hunger.
14 May 2007

Libya assists WFP in race to get food aid to refugees in Chad

WFP thanks the Government of Libya for facilitating the transport of 14,000 metric tons of cereals through its territory to Chad, where more than 200,000 Sudanese fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Darfur have taken refuge in camps in the north of the country and are desperately in need of assistance.
10 May 2007

Exhibition match puts Tackle Hunger in RWC floodlights

Rugby World Cup 2007 stages an exhibition match dedicated to promoting "Tackle Hunger" at Menton, the resting place for William Webb Ellis, the legendary inventor of rugby.
9 May 2007

Hurricane Felix threatens population centres: WFP "Braced for the worst"

As emergency personnel from WFP began distributing food to victims of Hurricane Felix in northern Nicaragua, the agency expressed deep concern that the violent storm could soon threaten almost 1.5 million people, many in central Honduras.
9 May 2007

Rugby World unites: RWC 2007 dedicated to "Tackle Hunger" campaign

WFP has welcomed the dedication of Rugby World Cup 2007 to “Tackle Hunger” - a campaign which aims to raise public awareness about the 850 million people around the world who know what it is like to go hungry.
9 May 2007

WFP food airlifted to victims of Hurricane Felix

An emergency airlift of food aid from WFP has arrived in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Bilwi (formerly Puerto Cabezas) for distribution to hungry residents who bore some of the worst of Hurricane Felix’s punishing Tuesday landfall.
6 May 2007

Farmers from the developing world help to feed the global hungry

The share of food aid sourced from farmers in the developing world and channelled to the hungry rose to its highest level in history last year.
6 May 2007

More than one-third of Zimbabweans face food shortages - Drought and economic crisis to blame, FAO/WFP report says

A poor harvest coupled with a worsening economic crisis will leave more than 4 million people in Zimbabwe in need of food assistance by early next year, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

6 May 2007

WFP races to assist thousands displaced in Yemen

WFP will start tomorrow to distribute food assistance to some 20,000 people displaced by heavy fighting around the governorate of Saada in north-western Yemen.


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