News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 December 2007

Dominican Republic: WFP appeals for funds to assist storm victims

WFP appeals for urgent support to the Dominican Republic where for the second time in just over a month, a tropical storm has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in search of shelter and food.
13 December 2007

England cricketers team up with WFP to bowl out hunger

The fight to end child hunger will take centre stage at the Galle Cricket Ground on Saturday 15 December when senior members of the England cricket team turn out to raise awareness about the plight of the hundreds of millions of children around the world who know what it is like to go hungry.
13 December 2007

WFP and Royal Government of Cambodia agree on three-year food aid programme for 1.8 million vulnerable Cambodians

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announce the launch of a new three year programme for continuing food assistance for 1.8 million Cambodians at a Phnom Penh ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Hun Sen.
13 December 2007

WFP chief calls for action to help poorest adapt to climate change

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference drawing to an end in Bali, Indonesia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, calls on governments and humanitarian organisations to take urgent steps to help people adapt to climate change to mitigate its effects on their lives and their children’s future.
12 December 2007

UN food agencies urge climate change action to avert hunger

Expressing their “deepest concern”, the three Rome-based UN Agencies – FAO, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development – warned today that climate change is a major challenge to world food security and will increase hunger and malnutrition unless immediate action is taken.
12 December 2007

WFP mourns loss of aid worker in Algiers bombing

WFP mourns the loss of a staff member who was killed together with at least 45 other people in Tuesday’s terrorist bombing in Algiers.

7 December 2007

WFP mobilising food and staff to aid flood victims in central Sudan

WFP has launched an emergency relief effort to deliver food and supplies to thousands of people driven from their homes by floods that began late last week and have now inundated dozens of communities across central Sudan.
6 December 2007

UAE donation feeds school children in Mauritana

The United Nations World Food Programme has thanked UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for a US$1 million donation for its school feeding programme in Mauritania.
4 December 2007

WFP shifts from war relief to recovery in south Sudan

WFP said today that due to a reduced demand for food aid it will gradually shift its operations in southern Sudan from emergency war relief to longer term recovery after more than 20 years of delivering food aid to the region.

4 December 2007

WFP welcomes Estonia support for Sudan's suffering

WFP today warmly welcomed Estonia’s first ever donation of 500,000 Estonian Kroons (EEK) (US$42,300) to support the agency’s work in Sudan.


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