News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 June 2005

Global walk is a giant step towards ending child hunger

Rome At least 200,000 people have taken part in a round-the-clock, round-the-world event in 269 cities and towns in 91 countries, raising awareness about child hunger across the globe and sufficient funds to feed more than 50,000 hungry children for a year.
11 June 2005

Tens of thousands still inaccessible a month after quake

One month after the earthquake that killed some 70,000 people and wrought havoc in northern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, tens of thousands of people in remote mountain areas cut off by road and inaccessible ...
11 June 2005

WFP Hunger Ambassador wins thrilling NYC Marathon

WFP warmly congratulates Paul Tergat, WFP’s Ambassador Against Hunger, on his huge win at the New York City Marathon.
7 June 2005

WFP urges global leaders to remember the hungry

Gleneagles - As the leaders of the most powerful nations in the world gather in Gleneagles for the G8 Summit, WFP is urging them to remember a simple fact: hunger and malnutrition are still the world\'s biggest killers, taking the lives of more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
1 June 2005

WFP appeals for US$ 256 million to feed 2 million hit by Asian Tsunami

Jakarta - WFP today announced a US$256 million appeal to provide food assistance over six months for two million people battered and traumatized by an earthquake and tsunami that washed out coastal villages and towns from Asia to Africa
31 May 2005

Global walk to end child hunger

Rome WFP and its partner TNT, global provider of express, logistics and mail services, are teaming up with a glittering array of well-known figures for a second consecutive year -- to show how one collective footstep can transform the lives of the world\'s poorest children.
31 May 2005

Saving lives "cool" as humanitarian video game surpasses one million players

Rome - Within six weeks of its launch, the game that few expected to be a smash hit has shown the international games market that a non-violent, educational video game about hunger is "cool" amongst kids.
27 May 2005

With rations running out for North Korea's hungry, WFP appeals for prompt donations

Seoul - A slump in donations for its emergency operation in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea will force WFP to halt vital distributions to almost all of its 3.8 million "core" beneficiaries over the next the two months, the United Nations agency warns.
26 May 2005

WFP forced to cut food aid in Burundi at critical stage of peace process

Bujumbura - A drastic shortage of funds will force WFP to begin to slash its food assistance to two million people in Burundi unless an additional US$23.4 million is received.
25 May 2005

UN calls for more action as southern Africa enters critical phase

Johannesburg - Three United Nations leaders call for the world to refocus its attention on the chronic problems and humanitarian needs of millions of people in southern Africa, especially children.


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