Copenhagen- WFP\'s supervisory body, the WFP Executive Board, has appointed the Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN agencies in Rome, Poul Skytte Christoffersen, as its new Executive Board President.
London The former Australia rugby captain and WFP humanitarian partner, Nick Farr-Jones, arrives in Indonesia on the first day of a four-day mission to highlight the long-term challenges faced by communities whose livelihoods were devastated by the tsunami last year.
Kabul WFP is battling snow to reach cold, hungry and isolated communities in Afghanistan\'s central Ghor province, where tens of thousands of impoverished people have been largely cut off from the outside world and are in urgent need of emergency assistance.
Colombo Two leading U.S. professional football players, New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer and Kansas City Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson, kick off a four-day visit to tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka to work with WFP on its emergency operation to feed hungry families there.
Rome With 22 million people in Africa desperately short of food, WFP calls for the world to respond to the continent\'s hunger with the same commitment and compassion shown recently towards the survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
WFP welcomes a 10 million British pound (Zim$1.23 trillion) cash donation from the UK Department for International Development which will be used to buy urgently needed food supplies for the people of Zimbabwe.
Khartoum - WFP says it deeply regrets the death of the Republic of the Sudan\'s First Vice President John Garang de Mabior, killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday as he returned to southern Sudan from Uganda.