News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 September 2004

Top official calls on Myanmar to step up reforms so poor can benefit

Bangkok A top WFP official calls on the government of Myanmar to step up its efforts toward social and economic reforms for the benefit of the country\'s desperately poor and needy people.
13 September 2004

New WFP initiative to promote girls' education in Egypt

Cairo-WFP launches a new phase of its ongoing school feeding programme in Egypt targeted at 3,000 girls living in Fayoum and Sohag governorates.
9 September 2004

First WFP Convoy across the Sahara arrives to feed refugees in Chad

Oure Cassoni Camp, Chad The first convoy of trucks carrying food aid for WFP across the Sahara desert arrives at a refugee camp in eastern Chad, ending a 2,800-kilometre journey from Libya\'s Mediterranean coast and opening up a new route to feed tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees.
9 September 2004

WFP praises EC donation for food aid operations in West Africa

Dakar WFP expresses gratitude to the European Commission for a donation of seven million Euros to support WFP\'s emergency operations in West Africa. WFP will use the funds to buy food for hundreds of thousands of war victims in Liberia.
2 September 2004

WFP congratulates Cesaria Evora for Grammy award

Rome WFP warmly congratulates Cesaria Evora for winning the prestigious Grammy Award last night for her 2003 album "Voz D\'Amor", under the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album.
2 September 2004

WFP food deliveries plummet leaving millions of North Koreans malnourished

Beijing With its cereals stocks in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea all but exhausted and little in the pipeline, WFP calls for urgent international assistance to help feed 6.5 million of the country\'s hungriest people.
1 September 2004

WFP launches emergency operation for earthquake victims in Iran

Rome WFP announces the launch of a three-month emergency operation to feed 100,000 victims of the earthquake that devastated the Iranian city of Bam in the southeastern part of the country on 26 December 2003.
28 August 2004

First food aid convoy to cross Libya for Sudanese refugees in Chad

Al Kohfra, Libya A convoy of trucks carrying the first consignment of emergency food aid across the Sahara desert for Sudanese refugees in Chad leaves the Libyan town of Al Kohfra,. The delivery is part of a ground-breaking agreement between WFP and the Libyan government to help feed 1.4 million people displaced by fighting in Darfur, western Sudan.
26 August 2004

UN completes largest de-worming campaign in history for 4.5 million Afghan children

Kabul - WFP has completed the largest de-worming campaign ever undertaken, reaching over 4.5 million schoolchildren in Afghanistan.
24 August 2004

WFP welcomes Indonesia's move to lift ban on humanitarian rice imports

Jakarta WFP warmly welcomes the decision by the Government of Indonesia to exempt humanitarian agencies from its ban on rice imports, saying that millions of poor Indonesians are now guaranteed the delivery of food assistance they so urgently need.


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