News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 February 2008

Colombian Government and WFP to launch US$157 million operation to assist displaced in Colombia

WFP and the Colombian Government have agreed to implement a US$157-million joint operation to provide food and other humanitarian assistance to more than 530,000 displaced people annually in the country over the next three years.
14 February 2008

Former WFP school feeding beneficiary in women's team to climb everest

A former beneficiary of the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding programme is to join the largest team of all-Nepali women to climb Mt Everest this spring.

13 February 2008

"Global partners for emergency communications"

The World Food Programme (WFP), The Vodafone Group Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation announced today a ground-breaking ‘global partnership for emergency communications’.
7 February 2008

WFP scales up Haiti operation to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries

WFP is rapidly expanding operations in Haiti, reaching more hungry people thanks to a US$23 million allocation from funds raised through the organisation’s high food price appeal.
6 February 2008

United to end child hunger across the world

Thousands of children took to the streets yesterday, together with caring citizens, in a worldwide walk to raise awareness about child hunger.
3 February 2008

US students join forces with WFP to fight hunger

University students from across the United States will be rallying to focus on one of the biggest challenges of our time: hunger.
2 February 2008

French naval escorts assure WFP food supplies to Somalia; Denmark takes over

The World Food Programme today hailed the French navy for protecting WFP food ships from pirate attacks in Somalia, and thanked Denmark for taking over the operation to ensure critical escorts continue for the next two months.
25 January 2008

Food needs persist in cyclone-affected areas in Bangladesh

A new World Food Programme assessment shows that food remains the most urgent priority for many families in cyclone-affected areas.
24 January 2008

Soaring global wheat prices increase hunger for millions of Afghans; WFP asks for US$77 million

WFP and the Government of Afghanistan have urged the international community to fund a sharp increase in needed food assistance for the poor of Afghanistan who cannot afford to pay soaring local prices for wheat, a staple of the Afghan diet.
23 January 2008

Bandity and adbuctions may reduce WFP food supplies for Darfur displaced

A rash of banditry is threatening food supplies to more than two million people in Darfur, raising the possibility that rations will have to be cut, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.


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