News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

21 October 2005

Pakistan food aid operations struggle with massive funding shortfall

Funding shortfall as relief operations in Pakistan continue. WFP says that with fast action from donors, unnecessary deaths and suffering could be avoided among earthquake victims.
19 October 2005

Thousands flee remote quake-hit villages

Thousands of people have started fleeing their remote and hard-to-reach villages in northern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, seeking medical attention, food and water, as landslides and bad weather continue to ...
19 October 2005

WFP thanks US military and USAID for help in Guatemala

WFP has welcomed the intervention of the US military and thanked the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its generous US$2 million contribution towards providing food aid to families affected ...
18 October 2005

Chad: food running out for Africa's "forgotten refugees"

Thousands of refugees who have fled random banditry and violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in urgent need of international assistance as they gather in and around camps in neighbouring Chad, WFP warns.
18 October 2005

WFP chief warns of huge aid challenge in Pakistan

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, says that the logistical challenge of reaching the hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of assistance after the 8 October earthquake is one of the toughest the aid world has ever faced and warns that time is running out.
18 October 2005

WFP lack of funds a disaster for displaced Azerbaijanis

WFP has warned that due to a nearly 16 percent shortfall in resources, food assistance to 130,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could come to a complete halt in just three weeks time. ...
17 October 2005

Princess Haya joins WFP to fight global hunger

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein will join WFP as a Goodwill Ambassador in the global effort against hunger, WFP announces
17 October 2005

WFP uses packhorses to reach remote quake survivors

With helicopters grounded by low cloud, rain and snow and many roads still blocked by landslides, WFP begins using packhorses and mules to bring emergency rations to survivors of the 8 October earthquake in remote mountain areas in Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir
15 October 2005

TNT assists WFP with emergency airlift to Pakistan

TNT Airways teams up with its partner, WFP, to deliver emergency food rations to the survivors of the 8 October earthquake in Pakistan
14 October 2005

WFP expands food distributions to Pakistan earthquake survivors

WFP today began expanding its food distributions to mountain villages near the epicentre of last Saturday’s earthquake.


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