News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

11 December 2004

Saudi committee donates six million dollars for food aid to Palestinians

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia A Saudi Arabian relief organization donates US$6.32 million to help WFP provide food assistance to hundreds of thousands of impoverished Palestinians.
10 December 2004

Funding shortages force slash in food rations for displaced Azeris

Baku WFP said a shortage in funding is forcing it to cut desperately needed food rations to tens of thousands of impoverished Azeris displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict a decade ago.
8 December 2004

WFP aid for five million people ravaged by floods in Bangladesh

Dhaka - With the receding floodwaters in Bangladesh now revealing the full scale of the destruction in this South Asian nation, WFP announced today it is launching a year-long US$74 million operation to give food to five million people hardest hit by the disaster.
3 December 2004

Only peace can put an end to food crisis in DRC warns WFP's top official

Nairobi / Kinshasa Severe food shortages and malnutrition will continue to plague hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo unless insecurity comes to an end, warns Sheila Sisulu, the Deputy Executive Director of WFP.
30 November 2004

Soccer star Kaká puts the floodlights on global hunger

Milan Brazilian soccer star Kaká, whose astonishing performances at the age of 22 helped AC Milan win Italy\'s national championship last season, is appointed as WFP\'s youngest Ambassador Against Hunger.
30 November 2004

WFP and World Vision target schools to help keep children HIV/AIDS free

Rome In the lead up to World AIDS Day (1 December), the heads of WFP and World Vision joined forces to urge a massive increase in donor funds for school feeding -- a largely untapped yet effective way to attract children to school and stem HIV/AIDS infections among the young.
23 November 2004

Continued global support vital for West Africa

Dakar WFP said today that West Africa needs strong and consistent backing from the international community as the region tackles a range of challenges from drought and locusts to civil strife and destabilisation.
23 November 2004

North Korea has bigger harvest, but millions still need food aid

Pyongyang/Rome - Despite its best harvest in ten years, the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will post another substantial food deficit in 2005 and require external aid to support more than a quarter of its 23.7 million people, WFP and the FAO said in a joint press release.

22 November 2004

First American food aid sent through Libya for Darfur refugees in Chad

Al Kufra, Libya For the first time, WFP is sending United States food assistance through Libya, along a humanitarian corridor across the Sahara desert, to reach nearly 200,000 Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad.
22 November 2004

WFP welcomes Czech food aid donation for Albania

Tirana WFP welcomes a donation of 239 metric tons of wheat flour, valued at over US$98,000, from the Czech Republic, for impoverished communities in Albania.


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