News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 February 2007

WFP condemns looting of food warehouses during unrest in Guinea

WFP has condemned the looting of three food warehouses in Guinea over the weekend – resulting in the loss of nearly 450 metric tons of food aid destined for school children and the poorest communities.
11 February 2007

WFP airlifts emergency food to storm-battered victims in Dominican Republic

WFP airlifted ten metric tons of ready-to-eat food today from its emergency hub in Barbados to help assist 20,000 victims of Tropical Storm “Noel”.
8 February 2007

Floods and bitter cold snap leave thousands in need of food assistance in Colombia and Peru

Severe weather in Latin America - floods in Colombia and a deadly cold snap in Peru -has left nearly 100,000 of some of the continent’s poorest people in need of emergency food assistance, WFP has said.
4 February 2007

WFP and Lauren Bush launch the "Feed Bag" on

WFP and WFP’s Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush, launched the “FEED Bag”, a new means of helping feed poor school children around the world while creating greater awareness of global hunger.
30 January 2007

Credit Suisse and WFP launch food for education initiative in Sri Lanka

WFP and the leading financial services provider, Credit Suisse, have announced a new joint effort to build a sustainable future for 19,000 school children in Sri Lanka.
25 January 2007

Citigroup & WFP launch WFP emergency network

Corporate and Investment Banking and WFP have announced the launch of the WFP Emergency Network, a ground-breaking partnership between the private sector and WFP.
24 January 2007

And the nominees are...helping hungry people around the world, says WFP

WFP has congratulated Djimon Hounsou and Penelope Cruz for their Academy Awards nominations and praised them for their humanitarian work for WFP. Penelope Cruz is nominated as best actress for “Volver.”
19 January 2007

Food aid for children, AIDS and TB patients in Cambodia slashed due to funding shortage

WFP has warned that beginning next month more than 700,000 hungry Cambodians – mostly young children and HIV/AIDS and TB patients – will not receive essential food.
19 January 2007

Super bowl XLI: NFL star Reggie Bush helps tackle hunger in new TV spot

As the New Orleans Saints march towards the National Football League’s NFC Championship, Saints Running Back Reggie Bush is starring off the field by helping WFP raise America’s awareness about global hunger.
17 January 2007

Joint statement on Darfur

Over the last two years the efforts of humanitarian agencies in Darfur have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians caught up in the region’s conflict.


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