News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

24 October 2007

European Commission and WFP sound alarm over humanitarian impact of climate change

Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme have jointly warned that "climate change is an increasing threat to development and humanitarian relief efforts" during WFP’s Executive Board meeting.
23 October 2007

WFP Executive Director welcomes release of its officer in Mogadishu

Executive Director Josette Sheeran welcomes the release of Idris Osman, officer-in-charge of WFP’s office in Mogadishu, detained by authorities in the Somali capital since 17 October.
19 October 2007

WFP Executive Director sounds alarm at lack of security for humanitarian workers in Somalia and Sudan

World Food Programme Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, has condemned the continued detention of WFP staff member Idris Osman, who was seized by armed men on Wednesday.
18 October 2007

Humanitarian aid not enough for Myanmar's poor - UN official

A senior official of WFP has said that humanitarian assistance is presently unable to meet the needs of the people of Myanmar and that the Myanmar Government must undertake immediate critical reforms for the benefit of the country\'s desperately poor and needy people.
17 October 2007

Three WFP truck drivers die in Darfur

WFP has condemned today the killing of three contract truck drivers who were shot to death while working for the UN’s food agency in Darfur.
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
16 October 2007

WFP starts food air drops to displaced in northern Uganda cut off by heavy rains

For the first time in Uganda, the United Nations World Food Programme has launched a food airdrop operation as part of a massive effort to reach tens of thousands of displaced people after heavy rains blocked the delivery of relief food by road.
12 October 2007

Internet community connects with African farmers in campaign to feed the hungry

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an innovative seasonal on-line fundraising campaign that connects together two different worlds -- small-scale farmers in rural Africa and a global community of food bloggers.
8 October 2007

WFP welcomes US$2 million donation from Russia to Azerbaijan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the first-ever donation from the Russian Federation to support WFP’s operation in Azerbaijan to provide food assistance to the poorest among the internally displaced people (IDPs).


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