News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

22 June 2006

WFP lays foundations for future in south Sudan

WFP has begun a US$3.5 million construction project to build 25 schools in southern Sudan, where primary school attendance rates are the lowest in the world.
16 June 2006

Bleakest malnutrition situation in Somalia in years

Recent outbreaks of fighting and the worst drought in a decade have pushed many people in Somalia to their limit, creating the bleakest malnutrition situation in years, WFP and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have warned.
16 June 2006

Child hunger spikes in Mauritania as WFP food runs out

WFP has urged the international community to reach into its pockets and fund its vital food aid operation so that the desert nation of Mauritania can pull through the most difficult months of the year.
16 June 2006

WFP leaders gather amidst growing hunger crises

WFP leaders, from some 80 countries, are gathering in the Danish capital over the next five days to discuss current and future challenges facing the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.
14 June 2006

Saudi Arabia provides food aid for 50,000 Palestinians

Days after the WFP warned that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are becoming destitute, Saudi Arabia has responded with a donation of US$2.6 million to purchase food for 50,000 of the worst affected families.
13 June 2006

New WFP operation assists displaced in Azerbaijan

WFP Executive Director, James Morris, has approved a two-year operation in Azerbaijan, which will provide 26,833 metric tons of food assistance to 143,500 people displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
12 June 2006

WFP launches new PSA featuring the cast from Warner Bros' new film "Blood Diamond"

“What is so powerful that it can make you overcome your greatest fear…turn your brother into an enemy…and leave wounds that scar long after the fighting is over?" The answer: “Hunger—so deadly it kills 25,000 people a day.”
6 June 2006

Drive against hunger: motor rally across 14 countries ends in Jordan

One hundred and twenty old automobiles reached the Jordanian capital, Amman today, after a ten-day drive across 14 countries from Oberstaufen, Germany, in the “Drive against Hunger” rally to raise awareness about fighting hunger and poverty around the world.
4 June 2006

WFP to give food aid to support Philippines peace

WFP has announced that it will provide food aid to Mindanao in the Philippines in support of the government’s effort to end the long-standing conflict on the island.
3 June 2006

WFP congratulates Oscar winner Rachel Weisz

WFP congratulates Rachel Weisz on winning an Oscar last night for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her performance in the movie, The Constant Gardener.


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