Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
Rome Despite a good harvest, 7.2 million people still require assistance to meet minimum food requirements in 2004, according to a joint report released by two United Nations agencies. Last year, 13.2 million Ethiopians needed food assistance.
Rome WFP announces the safe release of three of its employees who had been held captive by rebels in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. While welcoming their release, WFP condemned the fact that humanitarian workers were being targeted by armed groups.
Khartoum WFP takes delivery of eight all-terrain trucks flown to Sudan thanks to the generosity of the United States Agency for International Development to help move food to the needy in the troubled region of Darfur.