News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

30 July 2004

WFP rushes to assist flood victims in Svaneti

Tbilisi WFP launches a two-month emergency operation on Sunday to assist 1,986 flood victims in Georgia\'s mountainous Svaneti.
28 July 2004

All-terrain trucks arrive to move more food to rain-soaked Darfur

Port Sudan The first 25 of a total of 120 specialised all-terrain 6X6 trucks have arrived by sea in Port Sudan to help in a WFP operation to deliver food by land and air to Darfur. As the rainy season lashes across an area the size of France, the situation is becoming increasingly desperate for hundreds of thousands of people trapped in camps.
28 July 2004

WFP brings crucial relief to snow-bound villages in Peru

Lima WFP begins giving emergency assistance to more than 17,000 people affected by severe food shortages in the Andean mountains of Peru after their livestock were killed and crops wiped out by the worst recorded frost and snow storms for 30 years.
20 July 2004

Food running out for thousands of Central African Republic Refugees in Chad

N\'djamena WFP warns that it would run out of food by the end of this month for 27,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) trapped in Chad, unless substantial contributions were made.
16 July 2004

Weather extremes wreak havoc in Nicaragua, Cuba and Peru

Panama City - As freak weather in the form of severe flooding, snow storms and drought takes it toll on the poor in three Latin American countries, the WFP is gearing up to respond to help protect the livelihoods of thousands of people.
15 July 2004

Libya opens humanitarian corridor for WFP food aid into Darfur and Chad

Tripoli/Rome In a landmark deal with WFP, the Libyan Government has joined the international community in helping to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people displaced by conflict in western Sudan\'s Darfur region and some 175,000 who have fled to eastern Chad.
14 July 2004

Aids activist, WFP top official urge support for Home-based care

Bangkok WFP and Thailand\'s leading AIDS activist have called on the international community to support home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS, saying this is the most effective way to treat affected people in the developing world.
12 July 2004

WFP plans to buy more food aid in Zambia southern Africa's new 'breadbasket'

Lusaka - WFP announces plans to dramatically increase the amount of food aid purchased in Zambia - as long as there is another substantial surplus in 2005.
9 July 2004

WFP reaches nearly a million in Darfur, but falls short of target

Khartoum Battling appalling and often dangerous conditions in western Sudan, WFP has delivered food for nearly one million people in the Darfur region in August, but noted this fell alarmingly short of its target of 1.2 million people.

6 July 2004

Urgent funds needed to meet growing food crisis in Darfur and Chad

Nairobi As the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and neighbouring Chad deepens by the day and the number of people suffering from conflict across western Sudan has almost doubled to two million, WFP appeals to the international community for urgent funding to expand its operations in both Sudan and Chad. At least one million people have been driven from their homes and farms by the fighting.


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