News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 January 2006

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Sudan's hungry children

On the traditional day of fasting for millions of Christians around the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will take time to meet people in southern Sudan who depend on the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to keep hunger at bay and help rebuild their lives after decades of civil war.
3 January 2006

Consultancy group Wise Media to help WFP track food

WFP has announced that it has accepted an offer from the consultancy firm Wise Media S.p.A., to donate its services to help WFP in its efforts to identify suitable state-of-the-art technology for tracking the agency's food ...
30 December 2005

2005: Record year of EU contributions to WFP

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.
28 December 2005

WFP chief: 2005 exceptional year of disaster - but even more challenges could lie ahead

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, describes 2005 as the most challenging year the humanitarian aid world has faced since World War II, but also warns that the New Year will undoubtedly bring further emergencies and even greater demands on donors.
28 December 2005

WFP Goodwill Ambassador Princess Haya visits Malawi

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein travels to Malawi on her first field visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP to see first hand the impact of the food crisis there.
23 December 2005

WFP to halve rations for 82,000 refugees in Zambia

WFP, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government of Zambia appeal for US$8.5 million to provide food aid for up to 82,000 Angolan and Congolese refugees in Zambia facing an imminent ration cut of 50 percent.
21 December 2005

Food for Christmas to Guatemala hurricane victims

With only a few days left before Christmas, WFP is continuing non-stop food distributions to more than 300,000 people affected by Hurricane Stan in Guatemala.
10 December 2005

Help needed for victims of Hurricane Stan

With the full picture of devastation in the wake of Hurricane Stan yet to emerge across Central America, WFP is today providing urgently needed food to assist thousands of affected families in Guatemala.
10 December 2005

WFP condemns hijacking of second food aid ship in Somalia

WFP today strongly condemned the hijacking of a food aid ship Wednesday afternoon by unidentified gunmen at the port of Merka, 100 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
10 December 2005

WFP running out of funds to feed Northern Uganda

WFP today warned that its operation to feed more than 1.45 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda will run out of donations in December.


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