News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 July 2007

Yemen receives pesticides from Mauritania to battle locust outbreaks. Joint FAO/WFP effort to battle locust outbreaks in Yemen

Yemen has received a pesticide donation from Mauritania to combat the worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. The donated chemicals were transported by air to Yemen in a joint operation between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

18 July 2007

China, WFP strengthen partnership to tackle global hunger together

The Chinese government and the WFP have outlined a broader partnership, in which both parties will make the best use of their resources and expertise to pursue a prosperous and harmonious society in China and the world.
17 July 2007

WFP warns of food supply line break to Somalia as needs grow

WFP has appealed for urgent contributions to avoid breaks in its supply line of food assistance to Somalia because of forecasts of crop failure.
9 July 2007

Malawian donation keeps WFP food aid flowing until the end of 2007

WFP welcomes a donation of 10,425 metric tons of maize worth US$1.8 million from the Malawian government, which will ensure that tens of thousands of vulnerable Malawians continue to receive crucial food assistance until the end of 2007.
9 July 2007

WFP report shows serious hunger threat for flood victims in DPRK

A food security assessment prepared by WFP indicates that thousands of people recovering from devastating August floods in DPRK require immediate and continued humanitarian food assistance including nutritional support for children and other vulnerable persons in the heavily-flooded counties.
9 July 2007

WFP warns relief efforts hampered by spreading violence in eastern DRC, food supplies running out

WFP has expressed alarm at an upsurge in fighting in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is hampering efforts to deliver food assistance to tens of thousands of people driven from their homes.
8 July 2007

First American donation to WFP's global network of humanitarian response depots

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed a US$500,000 contribution from the US government to WFP’s network of Humanitarian Response Depots around the world.
6 July 2007

Bakrie urges WFP to focus on feeding deprived children, young mothers in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Aburizal Bakrie told WFP yesterday that the agency’s efforts in his country remain “essential to the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry and malnourished children and women”.
6 July 2007

WFP partners with UNWRA to assist Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

WFP announced today that it will provide technical assistance to support an emergency operation in Lebanon mounted by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
6 July 2007

WHO/UNICEF/WFP: Innovative approach tackles malnutrition in the community

in innovative approach is showing progress in addressing severe acute malnutrition, which affects an estimated 20 million children under the age of five worldwide. The approach combines community-based care for severely malnourished children with traditional hospital-based treatment.


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