News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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.
2 December 2005

NFL players in Indonesia to support WFP and help tsunami survivors

Banda Aceh Two of the National Football League\'s (NFL) top players, New York Giants\' quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Amani Toomer, have arrived in Indonesia to assist the victims of the tsunami and support WFP in its efforts to deliver food to survivors.
29 November 2005

Diners urged to share their desserts with the hungry

WFP joins forces with leading advertising agency Leagas Delaney to build public empathy in Europe for the more than 850 million people who still go hungry.
29 November 2005

Tsunami one year on: WFP extends food aid for Indonesia and Sri Lanka

WFP has extended its operations in Indonesia and Sri Lanka through 2007 for 1.5 million people whose lives were touched by the 26 December tsunami, but will phase out of the Maldives and Somalia by the end of the year. ...
29 November 2005

World AIDS Day 2005: Hookers, truckers and AIDS

Sex workers, truck drivers, storemen and port workers now all have access to information, counselling on HIV and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases where and when they need it most, thanks to an innovative new project
28 November 2005

WFP Ambassador Ronaldinho wins European footballer of year award

WFP has congratulated its newest Ambassador against Hunger, Brazilian and Barcelona star Ronaldinho on winning one of soccer’s most prestigious prizes – the 50th European Player of the Year award.
23 November 2005

Niger faces prolonged suffering, more aid urged

WFP warns that unless the international community renews its commitment to deal with the consequences of this year’s food crisis in Niger, the country faces a second successive year of extreme suffering.


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