News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

29 May 2006

New donations boost rations in Darfur but more contributions needed for Sudan

WFP has announced that food aid rations – recently reduced by half for more than three million people in Sudan – would be increased to 84 percent in energy content from June to September in Darfur, thanks to the latest donations towards WFP’s emergency operation.
28 May 2006

First emergency food arrives for Indonesia earthquake victims

WFP begins distributing emergency food rations to survivors of the devastating earthquake in Indonesia, just 36 hours after the earthquake struck.

26 May 2006

CAR: Funding urged as crisis deepens

As insecurity in Chad continues to make international headlines, WFP has urged the international community not to lose sight of the suffering of as many as 50,000 displaced people in the troubled northwest region of neighbouring Central African Republic.
25 May 2006

WFP chief urges Congress to give world's poorest children top priority

WFP Executive Director, James Morris, urges United States Congress Members to make the world’s poorest children their top priority when deciding foreign aid, describing it as a significant “investment” to head off major humanitarian emergencies.
24 May 2006

Millions of Afghan's face bleak winter without food aid

Due to a critical shortage of funds and resources, WFP will soon be forced to abandon plans to provide around 2.7 million of the poorest and most vulnerable Afghans with vital food aid to help them through the winter.
22 May 2006

Global walk: a triumphant step against child hunger

On Sunday 21 May, more than 760,000 people in 118 countries and 420 locations, across 24 time zones, participated in Fight Hunger: Walk the World.
19 May 2006

May 21: Global walk against child hunger

WFP and its partners are mobilising hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to walk together on 21 May to call for an end to child hunger.
16 May 2006

WFP warns annual 'lean season' set to strangle Sahel

As household food stocks begin to run low across the Sahel region of West Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme today urged the international community to continue supporting programmes which mitigate the very worst effects of food shortages among the most vulnerable.
12 May 2006

FAO, IFAD and WFP Executive heads in joint visit to Northern Ghana

Amid growing calls for reform and coherence among United Nations partners, the heads of the three Rome-based food and agriculture agencies demonstrated their determination to strengthen joint efforts to reduce hunger and poverty at the grassroots level by visiting Ghana’s food insecure northern region this week.

12 May 2006

Thousands flee terror in Central African Republic: Urgent need for food aid

As violence continues to spread terror and displacement in the northwest of the Central African Republic, WFP has urged the international community to support its food operations in a region which is already volatile due to fighting in Chad and Sudan.


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