News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 January 2004

Abducted WFP staff released by rebels in Darfur

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.

9 January 2004

WFP airlifts all-terrain trucks to Sudan with US-assistance

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.

9 January 2004

WFP appeals for extra food for refugees in eastern Chad

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.

4 January 2004

South African helicopters deliver WFP food aid to Madagascar cyclone victims

Johannesburg - Tens of thousands of people affected by a devastating cyclone in Madagascar have received vital food aid rations thanks to the successful cooperation between a South African relief team and WFP.
3 January 2004

UN Food Agencies Meet Chirac

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.

1 January 1999

More naval escorts needed for WFP food ships to Somalia

WFP appealed today to naval powers to help protect its ships carrying life-saving assistance from pirate attacks, saying that as many as 2 million Somalis could go hungry without this essential help.
1 January 1970

WFP provides food to thousands displaced by conflict in Georgia (corrected)

WFP has started providing food assistance to more than 2,000 people displaced by the escalating conflict in Georgia, where hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more have fled their homes since fighting began in the region of South Ossetia on Friday.


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