Bujumbura - Following Burundi\'s recent vote for a new constitution to end more than ten years of conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and WFP warn that two million Burundians will need emergency food aid this year, 40 percent more than last year.
Banda Aceh Singer will.i.am of the famed U.S. hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas and Malaysian movie star Michelle Yeoh visit Aceh to learn first-hand about the plight of children in this tsunami-devastated region and support WFP in its efforts to deliver food to survivors.
Rome - WFP is tripling its emergency appeal for Niger's escalating food crisis, warning the international community that more food aid would be needed to save 2.5 million people from extreme hunger and malnutrition.
Rome - WFP Executive Director James Morris pays tribute to Pope John Paul II, describing him as a great humanitarian with a huge capacity for compassion, who had provided inspiration for generations of faithful, irrespective of their religion.
Bangkok With the tsunami-struck countries in Asia moving into the reconstruction phase, WFP is launching a series of post-emergency humanitarian activities that will help hundreds of thousands of survivors return to a stable, productive and independent way of life.
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.