News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

21 March 2007

New EU member States boost their support of WFP

WFP has hailed the increasing support and commitment of 12 new European Union Member States towards achieving the number one Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015.
20 March 2007

Agreement on child malnutrition is key step in fighting poverty, say IDB and WFP

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of WFP, Pedro Medrano Rojas, has commended the IDB Governors for Central America and the Dominican Republic for committing to eradicating chronic child malnutrition in their respective countries.
20 March 2007

Norway boosts WFP response to Madagascar cyclones after another major storm

WFP has welcomed a donation of US$800,000 from the Norwegian Government to ensure that food assistance reaches tens of thousands of people hit by a series of cyclones and storms over the past three months – including the latest, Indlala, which struck the northeast last Thursday.
20 March 2007

WFP ramps up food aid for thousands fleeing conflict in eastern Sri Lanka

WFP is increasing its operations in Batticaloa District in eastern Sri Lanka to ensure that basic food supplies quickly reach persons forced out of their homes by recent intensified fighting.
16 March 2007

WFP forced to cut food for nearly 1.5 million war displaced in Uganda

Constrained by a critical lack of funds, WFP has said it would be forced from the beginning of April to cut by half food rations for nearly 1.5 million displaced people and refugees in Uganda.
15 March 2007

WFP chief: conquering hunger critical to future peace, prosperity

James T. Morris, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), told a US Senate hearing on food aid Thursday that conquering hunger was critical to achieving peace and prosperity in the future.
14 March 2007

Over one million Yemenis to benefit from new WFP project

The Government of Yemen and WFP represented by Mohamed El-Kouhene sign a Country Programme Action Plan for the period 2007-2011. The Programme will benefit one million Yemenis by helping to reduce poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition as well as narrowing the gender gap in education.
13 March 2007

WFP to assist poorest Iraqi refugees fleeing into Syria

WFP has appealed for donations for a new operation to provide food assistance for tens of thousands of the poorest Iraqi refugees who are now in Syria after fleeing escalating violence in their own country.
12 March 2007

DJ BoBo calls for fans to fight hunger during "Vampires Alive" tour

As Swiss pop star DJ BoBo launches his “Vampires Alive” tour at Europapark in Rust, Germany today, he will call on fans to help bring real change to the lives of the world’s hungry.
12 March 2007

WFP food provides daily meals to Moghadishu's hungry -- first time in 15 years

WFP and a Somali partner have started giving daily meals to tens of thousands of desperately hungry people in the capital Mogadishu -- the agency’s first ‘wet feeding’ in Somalia since the 1993 humanitarian emergency.


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