News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 November 2006

WFP begins major feeding operation for flood victims in western Nepal

WFP this week began feeding survivors of recent flooding in the southwestern Terai region of Nepal -- nearly 80,000 people affected by extensive flooding believed to be cut off from regular access to food and shelter
8 November 2006

WFP helps 10,000 survivors of devastating floods in eastern Ethiopia

Following devastating floods in eastern Ethiopia, WFP is undertaking a rapid assessment and registration of survivors to determine the immediate food needs of an estimated 10,000 people left homeless by flash floods.
7 November 2006

Lack of funding threatens food aid in Angola

WFP has warned that its efforts to assist more than 700,000 Angolans – mostly young children and returning refugees – will come to a halt unless new donations are received by the end of July.
5 November 2006

Tanzania drought: urgent food aid for half a million

WFP urgently appeals for US$16.6 million to feed 565,000 people in Tanzania facing severe hunger because of drought.
5 November 2006

WFP set to resume operations in North Korea

WFP set to resume aid distributions in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea (DPRK) within two weeks, having reached agreement with the government on new working arrangements after months of negotiation.
31 October 2006

WFP concludes operation in Lebanon

WFP has concluded a three-month successful operation in Lebanon to provide food assistance to over 810,000 Lebanese who were affected by the bombardment of Lebanon during this summer’s Middle East crisis.
26 October 2006

Shortage of donations impact Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

WFP is facing increasing difficulties in providing food assistance to Sahrawi refugees living in remote camps near Tindouf in southwest Algeria – a concern also shared by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
25 October 2006

DJ Bobo takes up the fight against world hunger for WFP

DJ BOBO, the internationally renowned Swiss artist and winner of around ten « World Music Awards », today takes up his appointment as National Ambassador Against Hunger for WFP.
19 October 2006

Massive aid effort contains malnutrition growth in Darfur

Despite the deteriorating security situation in Darfur, a new United Nations assessment has found that overall malnutrition levels have mostly stabilised in 2006 and food insecurity has improved slightly thanks to a stronger international response to the suffering in Sudan’s war-torn west.
13 October 2006

After 30 years, WFP ends food aid to Angola

WFP has said that a lack of funding had prompted it to wind down all its food aid operations in Angola by the end of the year, after three decades of direct involvement in the country.


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