News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 June 2007

Joint Statement of United Nations organisations on the situation in Gaza

United Nations organisations working in the occupied Palestinian territory, are gravely concerned about the spiralling violence in the Gaza Strip, which has claimed 59 lives and caused 273 injuries since 9 June.
13 June 2007

Lesotho faces deep food crisis after one of its worst droughts in 30 years

Lesotho needs urgent international assistance to avert a major food crisis because of high cereal prices after this year’s main cereal harvest was ravaged by one of the worst droughts in 30 years, says a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the WFP.
13 June 2007

WFP welcomes first-ever donation from Croatia

The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a first-ever donation of US$10,000 from the Republic of Croatia.
12 June 2007

More food needed to feed thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP announces that improved security will allow food assistance to reach many more people in Yemen’s Sa’adah governorate, where conflict has displaced thousands.
12 June 2007

WFP chief condemns killing of humanitarian worker in southern Afghanistan

WFP Executive Director condemns the killing of a truck driver in Afghanistan, Ezatollah, while delivering WFP humanitarian assistance on 2 December in one of the most dangerous parts of the country. His assistant was abducted and remains missing.
11 June 2007

WFP assistance heading for flood-ravaged Tabasco

A United Nations World Food Programme truck convoy carrying enough ready-to-eat meals to feed 70,000 people over five days is on its way from WFP’s emergency hub in El Salvador to the Mexican state of Tabasco, which has been devastated by massive floods.
9 June 2007

WFP in urgent need of US$81 million to feed 380,000 displaced in Eastern Chad

WFP makes an urgent appeal today for US$81 million in new donations to mount another major food assistance and logistics project aimed at feeding more than 230,000 refugees and 150,000 internally displaced people in eastern Chad.
3 June 2007

As aid ship hijacking enters 10th day, WFP appeals for urgent resolution

As the hijacking of a WFP-chartered vessel off the coast of Somalia entered its tenth day, WFP urged for a swift end to the impasse, citing concerns for the welfare of the crew, as well as increasing difficulties in contracting additional ships to deliver urgent food aid to hungry people.
3 June 2007

Children in Mauritania to suffer as WFP faces break in food supplies

WFP has warned that unless it received substantial new contributions for its operation in Mauritania, as many as 68,000 young children menaced by malnutrition will see their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year.
2 June 2007

WFP & NGOs warn of looming food crisis facing 2 million flood victims

WFP and non-governmental organisations warned today that two million people hit by recent floods in Burundi need urgent assistance until June to avert a food crisis.


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