News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

29 August 2008

WFP feeds thousands displaced by Hurricane Gustav in Haiti

WFP has begun feeding some of the estimated 6,000 displaced by deadly Hurricane Gustav in southern Haiti, where communities remain out of reach because of damaged roads and bridges.
27 August 2008

WFP assisting more than 200,000 affected by Mindanao conflict

WFP is scaling up food assistance to more than 220,000 persons displaced by conflict in southern Mindanao, delivering nearly 1,000 metric tons of rice – around one month’s ration -- to civilians caught up in the fighting between Philippine government troops and forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
27 August 2008

WFP to feed 50,000 flood victims in Eastern Terai

WFP in Nepal announced today it was mobilizing emergency food assistance for 50,000 people displaced by floods in the eastern Terai districts of Nepal.
22 August 2008

WFP Bangkok relief air bridge for Myanmar completes mission

The last WFP aid flight has taken off from Thailand’s Don Mueang International Airport which has been a vital staging post for the airlift of humanitarian supplies to areas affected by the impact of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
18 August 2008

WFP National Officer killed in Southern Somalia

The Executive Director of WFP has expressed shock and sadness today at the killing of one of the agency’s staff members in southern Somalia.
14 August 2008

Emergency Grants to Help People Most Affected by Global Food Crisis

Grants to World Food Programme and others to provide nutritious food, support small-scale farmers
14 August 2008

Hungerbytes: Hollywood, Silicon Valley and hunger agency join forces

A man lies dead by the time a single orange has been eaten … a well-to-do family fights over whose turn it is to have dinner at a candlelit table … a tin can proves maddeningly impervious to being opened by someone who has “no access” to food…
13 August 2008

WFP airlifts high energy biscuits to Georgia for conflict victims

Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict.
5 August 2008

WFP driver killed by militiamen in central Somalia

The World Food Programme strongly condemned the killing of a WFP-contracted truck driver who was shot yesterday at a checkpoint in central Somalia.
4 August 2008

WFP presents the world's first humanitarian video game in Arabic

The world’s first humanitarian video game in Arabic – an action-packed educational game about hunger and the importance of humanitarian aid work – is being unveiled in Dubai.


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