News release

15 October 2005

TNT Airways teams up with its partner, WFP, to deliver emergency food rations to the survivors of the 8 October earthquake in Pakistan

14 October 2005

WFP today began expanding its food distributions to mountain villages near the epicentre of last Saturday’s earthquake.

13 October 2005

Speaking on the occasion of World Food Day on 16 October, the Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, said that by the end of the day 6,241,512 people will have already died of hunger and related diseases so far this year

13 October 2005

WFP begins handing out emergency food rations to thousands of desperate people in Muzaffarabad, the city worst hit by 8 October’s huge earthquake.

10 October 2005

WFP is beginning a major airlift of emergency relief supplies to Pakistan for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake, which killed some 20,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more homeless and destitute.

10 September 2005

As the massive scale of the earthquake disaster that has struck Pakistan, northern India and Afghanistan becomes apparent, WFP mobilises urgent relief.

12 August 2005

The heads of three of the largest UN agencies – UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP – call upon negotiators at the World Trade Organization to protect food aid donations through the United Nations to cope with emergencies and feed vulnerable groups.

12 March 2005

The head of WFP says the agency can guarantee winter food supplies for hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in remote high-altitude villages in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

11 March 2005

WFP announces that an MI-26, the world’s largest helicopter, has started flying relief supplies into areas hit hardest by the 8 October earthquake,