News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

1 June 2008

First escorted WFP convoy leaves Mombasa; Rift Valley distributions

WFP\'s first escorted convoy of food left the Kenyan port of Mombasa today and more food assistance arrived in the Northern Rift Valley town of Eldoret for 100,000 people driven from their homes by post-election violence.
28 May 2008

June 1: Global walk to end child hunger

Thousands of people – many of whom can no longer afford basic foods at their local markets – will join the World Food Programme and its major corporate partners, TNT and Unilever, in a global walk to raise awareness and funds to feed poor children in school.
27 May 2008

WFP bolsters operations to provide food to vulnerable displaced in Iraq

WFP is bolstering its operations to provide food assistance to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, using US$40 million of funding from the Government of Iraq
24 May 2008

Canadian cargo aircraft to assist WFP in Myanmar

WFP welcomed today Canada’s decision to help transport helicopters urgently needed in Myanmar for the relief operation underway to assist thousands of cyclone victims.
23 May 2008

WFP completes $755 million appeal with Saudi pledge

WFP has met its extraordinary call for US$755 million to compensate for the increased costs of food and fuel with a US$500 million donation from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
21 May 2008

More WFP relief food for quake-hit province of China

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is purchasing a fresh batch of relief food for distribution to earthquake survivors in China\'s quake-stricken Sichuan Province.
16 May 2008

WFP Purchases Emergency Food for China Quake Victims

The World Food Programme is purchasing 1.6 million packs of ready-to-eat noodles for survivors of the earthquake that struck Sichuan province on Monday – enough to feed 118,000 people for one week.
15 May 2008

Humanitarian Air Service gets reprieve until mid-June but still risks closure

The United Nations World Food Programme announced today that the Humanitarian Air Service (WFP-HAS) in Sudan can continue operations until mid-June thanks to recent donations.
11 May 2008

Large-Scale Food Distributions Roll Out as WFP Expands Response to Congo Crisis

WFP today began food distributions to more than 135,000 displaced people in six camps around Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
9 May 2008

WFP battles storms to bring urgent aid to Haitian families

WFP is battling the elements to bring a lifeline to Haitian families hit by the impact of successive deadly storms, which have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed scores of homes and plantations.


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