News release

9 January 2008

UNICEF and WFP are joining forces to bring life-saving assistance to thousands of people living in temporary shelters in Haiti after deadly Hurricane Gustav pounded the country, destroying livelihoods, homes, livestock and crops.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

11 June 2007

A United Nations World Food Programme truck convoy carrying enough ready-to-eat meals to feed 70,000 people over five days is on its way from WFP’s emergency hub in El Salvador to the Mexican state of Tabasco, which has been devastated by massive floods.

1 April 2007

The Pyrenees Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in Europe, emerged in 2006 as one of the fastest growing donors to WFP, more than trebling its contribution to US$109,000 from US$32,000 the previous year.

11 February 2007

WFP airlifted ten metric tons of ready-to-eat food today from its emergency hub in Barbados to help assist 20,000 victims of Tropical Storm “Noel”.

29 November 2006

With the support of WFP, the internationally renowned hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean is has convened the Yéle Fest – a one-week event that will use culture and the arts to engage Haitian youth in exploring ways to boost sustainable development in Haiti.

14 November 2005

WFP and Wyclef Jean announce new joint food distribution programme in two of the Haitian capital’s most violent and vulnerable neighbourhoods.

3 November 2005

Port-au-Prince When the 1,588 women at the distribution points of Desronvilles and Acifa walk away with their bags of rice, beans and corn meal on 14 March, it will mark the end of WFP Haiti\'s large-scale emergency operation to feed the victims of the Gonaives floods.