News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 August 2007

UAE Red Crescent gives WFP US$100,000 to help Palestinians

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$100,000 donation from the United Arab Emirates’ Red Crescent Society to help the UN food aid agency assist the growing number of impoverished people in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
5 August 2007

WFP starts food distributions in battle-scarred Mogadishu

WFP has said that the first distributions of WFP food assistance has started in Mogadishu to 16,000 residents and people returning to districts most heavily damaged by the worst fighting in the Somali capital in 16 years.
3 August 2007

Southern Africa braces for poor harvests

WFP has expressed deep concern over erratic weather patterns in southern Africa which have devastated harvest prospects for millions of people, and could spell yet another year of widespread food shortages.
1 August 2007

On peace anniversary, WFP looks to help south Sudan develop economy

Feeding school children, supporting skills training and repairing roads – WFP is celebrating the second anniversary of peace in South Sudan by marking the achievements of its partnership with the people of the region.
25 July 2007

Food convoy attacks undermining WFP work in Darfur

WFP has condemned the dramatic escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and food convoys in Darfur, which are hampering WFP’s ability to deliver assistance to millions of hungry people in the strife-torn region of Sudan.
24 July 2007

Lack of cash threatens school meals in Benin

Tens of thousands of children in the West African nation of Benin will not receive a daily school meal next term unless more funds are immediately made available, WFP has warned.
23 July 2007

WFP urges support for peaceful future in Cote D'Ivoire

WFP appealed for support in its peace-building efforts in Cote d’Ivoire where more than a million people stand to benefit from a new US$41 million food assistance operation launched earlier this month.
23 July 2007

Yemen receives pesticides from Mauritania to battle locust outbreaks. Joint FAO/WFP effort to battle locust outbreaks in Yemen

Yemen has received a pesticide donation from Mauritania to combat the worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. The donated chemicals were transported by air to Yemen in a joint operation between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

18 July 2007

China, WFP strengthen partnership to tackle global hunger together

The Chinese government and the WFP have outlined a broader partnership, in which both parties will make the best use of their resources and expertise to pursue a prosperous and harmonious society in China and the world.
17 July 2007

WFP warns of food supply line break to Somalia as needs grow

WFP has appealed for urgent contributions to avoid breaks in its supply line of food assistance to Somalia because of forecasts of crop failure.


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