Notre Dame, Indiana - The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, has received a Doctorate of Laws honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame that recognized years of "outstanding service to the world community".
Following a plague of piracy off the Horn of Africa that has closed its usual supply lines by sea, WFP announces the arrival in southern Somalia of the first truck convoy carrying food aid in almost five years.
Rome - As donors scramble to respond to Niger's food crisis six months after WFP launched its original appeal, the agency urges the international community not to make the same mistake with other countries in the Sahel region, and Mali in particular.
Yokohama The Japanese Association for WFP (JAWFP) has announced that one of the most prominent and respected business leaders in Japan, Uichiro Niwa, Chairman of the Board, ITOCHU Corporation, is to become Chairman of the Executive Board of JAWFP.
Bangkok - The Government of Laos has given WFP\'s outgoing representative in the Southeast Asian country its highest possible award for a foreigner in recognition of his efforts through the agency to assist the hungry poor in Laos over the past five years.