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Key Publications


WFP Annual Report 2003

WFP was put to extraordinary tests in 2003, fighting hunger in a world that sometimes seems intent on producing ever more hungry people. Political divisions, violent conflict, terrorism, natural disasters and the...

WFP Annual Report 2002

Despite global abundance, nearly 800 million people in developing countries are chronically hungry. Wherever hunger is a crisis, WFP is on the front line, meeting the nutritional needs of today while providing...

WFP Annual Report 2001

In 2001 was a year of challenge. Continuing major needs in the Horn of Africa, Central Asia and North Korea were met, while WFP forged ahead with efforts to fight hunger at its core: poverty and lack of opportunity....

WFP Annual Report 2000

In 1999-2000, the world's poorest nations were repeatedly hit by both natural and man-made emergencies. From flooding in western Bangladesh and West Bengal in India to the collapse of the peace process in Sierra...

WFP Annual Report 1999

1999 was particularly challenging for WFP. The Programme was called upon to help more people than ever before. The crises in the North Caucasus, East Timor and Kosovo - particularly sensitive areas - tested WFP's...

WFP Annual Report 1998

The year 1998 was marked by an unprecedented combination of events that pushed up world hunger levels: climatic catastrophes like Hurricane Mitch in Central America and the Caribbean; widespread floods in Asia;...

WFP Annual Report 1997

1997 saw many dramatic emergency situations: in the Great Lakes region of Africa; Sierra Leone; Somalia; and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, to mention only a few. Fortunately, there are also countries...

WFP Annual Report 1996

In 1996, millions of people fell victim to the horrors unleashed by war and civil conflict; with neither home nor resources, millions of refugees and displaced persons suffered utter destitution; humanitarian workers...

WFP Annual Report 1995

In 1995, WFP reached 50 million people: victims of man-made and natural disasters; mothers and children; and the poorest of the poor in developing countries. Fewer people than last year were victims of emergencies. A...