News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 February 2006

UN leaders urge new effort in Great Lakes region

The heads of three of the largest UN humanitarian agencies urge the international community to match political progress in the Great Lakes region with a new commitment to end the suffering of the millions of people forgotten by the rest of the world.
14 September 2005

UNHCR and WFP appeal for help for Africa's refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Executive Director of WFP have appealed to donors to give generously to alleviate the funding shortages that are forcing the agencies to cut back survival rations for refugees ...
18 August 2005

With world focus on Niger, Belgium donates to neglected African crises

Brussels - WFP welcomes a cash donation of five million euros from Belgium which will allow the agency to provide urgently needed food to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Niger, Mali, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
18 March 2005

Big new contribution proves Japan's growing leadership on Africa

Yokohama WFP welcomes an aid package of some JPY 1.954 billion (US$ 19 million) from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of natural disasters and poverty in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
25 February 2005

WFP says 50,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in Rwanda face ration cuts

Kigali WFP warns that it will have to cut rations by 30 percent in early March for 50,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees in Rwanda unless donors step forward with US$2.6 million.
16 June 2004

WFP feeds thousands of new refugees from DRC in Burundi, Rwanda

Bujumbura WFP is feeding thousands of refugees who have crossed into Burundi and Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo to escape violence that temporarily paralysed WFP\'s aid operations in much of eastern DRC.