News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 August 2008

WFP airlifts high energy biscuits to Georgia for conflict victims

Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict.
5 August 2008

WFP driver killed by militiamen in central Somalia

The World Food Programme strongly condemned the killing of a WFP-contracted truck driver who was shot yesterday at a checkpoint in central Somalia.
4 August 2008

WFP presents the world's first humanitarian video game in Arabic

The world’s first humanitarian video game in Arabic – an action-packed educational game about hunger and the importance of humanitarian aid work – is being unveiled in Dubai.
30 July 2008

DPRK survey confirms deepening hunger for millions

Millions of people in DPRK are experiencing hunger not seen in almost a decade according to the findings of a new UN assessment in the east Asian country.
29 July 2008

WFP gears up response to high food prices in West Africa

WFP is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people hard hit by high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
25 July 2008

Food for Myanmar's cyclone victims still top priority

Twelve weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of families still have a lengthy storm to weather, WFP said.

18 July 2008

Somalia faces dire crossroads as insecurity and drought combine

Attacks on aid workers on the ground and threats to ships delivering food aid to Somalia are jeopardising the lives of millions who now need urgent food assistance, WFP said.
16 July 2008

Food needs rise in eastern Congo as violence continues

WFP warned today that greater numbers of people fleeing fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were stretching the agency’s resources to the limit as thousands gather in camps in search of safety.
15 July 2008

Fifth WFP-contracted transport staff member killed in Somalia

Gunmen killed an agent for a WFP-contracted transport company amid growing insecurity in southern and central Somalia, WFP said. He was the fifth staff member of a WFP-contracted trucking company killed in Somalia this year.
9 July 2008

Attacks on food convoys plague Darfur operations

WFP says that relentless attacks on truck convoys in Darfur are pushing to the brink the agency’s ability to feed more than 3 million people each month.


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