News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 December 2005

Help needed for victims of Hurricane Stan

With the full picture of devastation in the wake of Hurricane Stan yet to emerge across Central America, WFP is today providing urgently needed food to assist thousands of affected families in Guatemala.
10 December 2005

WFP condemns hijacking of second food aid ship in Somalia

WFP today strongly condemned the hijacking of a food aid ship Wednesday afternoon by unidentified gunmen at the port of Merka, 100 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
10 December 2005

WFP running out of funds to feed Northern Uganda

WFP today warned that its operation to feed more than 1.45 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda will run out of donations in December.
10 December 2005

WFP trucks deliver food to earthquake survivors

A convoy of trucks carrying 39 metric tons of WFP high energy biscuits arrived today in the Pakistan city of Abbottabad, delivering desperately needed food to survivors of last Saturday’s earthquake.
9 December 2005

Mozambican children to ‘spin’ into healthier life thanks to WFP, TNT and UNICEF

Some 40,000 school children in Mozambique will soon be ‘spinning’ into a healthier future with clean drinking water and sanitation facilities thanks to a new initiative unveiled today by WFP, the Dutch logistics company TNT, and UNICEF.
8 December 2005

WFP airlifts more food into Niger as free food distributions begin

Niamey With the unloading this week of the first in a series of 10 airlifts of emergency food aid to Niger, WFP has moved into the most critical phase of its emergency operation to feed 2.5 million people who are caught in the grip of severe food shortages.
7 December 2005

WFP plans to almost triple the number of people assisted in niger as food crisis deepens

Dakar - WFP has announced plans to almost triple the number of people being fed through its Niger emergency operation to over a million, as the annual \'hunger season\' takes a firm and distressing grip on one of the world\'s poorest countries.
4 December 2005

Darfur refugees in Chad urgently need food stocks before rainy season

N\'Djamena - WFP warns that unless donations are rapidly forthcoming, nearly 200,000 refugees who have fled into Chad from the Darfur conflict in neighbouring Sudan risk going hungry in the months ahead.
4 December 2005

Funding crisis leaves three million Ethiopians at risk of hunger

Addis Ababa - The future of three million Ethiopians in need of food aid is in jeopardy with malnutrition rates on the rise and funding for humanitarian operations in Ethiopia drying up, WFP warns.
4 December 2005

WFP welcomes support from Japan to forgotten emergencies

Yokohama - The Government of Japan confirmed today a contribution of US$ 1.4 million to WFP to help feed the hungry poor in Myanmar, Colombia, and Eritrea.


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