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.
N\'Djamena - WFP appeals for US$12 million to expand its special feeding in refugee camps in Chad to save tens of thousands of children under the age of five as well as pregnant and nursing women driven from their homes in the Darfur region of western Sudan.
UN food agency heads meeting with French President Jacques Chirac call for twin track approach of emergency assistance and investment as way of fighting hunger.