News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 May 2006

WFP warns Kenya drought will lead to human tragedy

Following his visit to the epicentre of the Horn of Africa drought – in northeastern Kenya – the head of WFP has warned that the human death toll could soar in the coming months without sufficient donations to head off a disaster.
28 April 2006

Sharp ration cuts leave Darfur on a diet

Despite the horrific suffering of millions of vulnerable people across Sudan, WFP has said that a severe shortage of funds has forced it to make drastic cuts in food rations from May.
25 April 2006

WFP urges resumption of food aid deliveries in Nepal

With road travel severely curtailed, schools shut and major cities under curfew for the last three weeks, WFP in Nepal has not been able to deliver critically needed food aid to communities around the country, including to over half a million school children.
21 April 2006

Chad conflict still threatens humanitarian operations

WFP warns that any continuation or escalation in the current conflict in Chad could have serious implications for the humanitarian effort and leave thousands of people short of food in both eastern Chad and across the border in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.
20 April 2006

Italy donates to cash-strapped WFP Sudan operations

WFP welcomes an Italian donation of Euros 1 million (US$1.2 million) towards its emergency operation in Sudan, which is providing food assistance to more than 6.1 million people throughout 2006.
20 April 2006

Kenya's long rains too late for millions in need of aid

WFP warns that despite a good start to the long rains falling in the epicenter of the regional drought, the suffering of millions of nomadic herders and subsistence farmers in Kenya would continue and even deepen.
18 April 2006

Libya makes first donation to WFP - for Darfur, Chad

WFP welcomes its first ever contribution from the Government of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
13 April 2006

WFP appeals for safe passage for food aid amid Nepal's crisis

WFP has appealed to all parties to allow safe passage for food convoys in Nepal.
13 April 2006

WFP evacuates all but key UN staff from crisis-hit Chad

WFP has begun relocating all non-essential UN and NGO staff and their families from N’djamena.
9 April 2006

First WFP food aid ship arrives in Somali port of Mogadishu in more than a decade

A ship chartered by WFP docked yesterday in Mogadishu – the agency’s first delivery in the capital’s port in more than a decade.


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