News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 February 2004

WFP Head meets with NZ Pm, welcome donations to North Korea

Auckland - WFP Executive Director James Morris warmly welcomes a NZ$370,000 (US$250,000) donation by New Zealand to the cash-strapped WFP emergency operation in North Korea, which was announced as he began his first official visit to the country.
12 February 2004

WFP appeals for funds for demining and road repairs in South Sudan

Nairobi -WFP today appealed for urgent funding for road repairs and demining of key transport routes in southern Sudan to help people return after decades of war, and connect the region to northern Sudan and neighbouring countries.
12 February 2004

WFP feeds demobilized former fighters in Burundi

Bujumbura- Supporting the reintegration of former rebels and troops into civilian life that is vital to Burundi\'s peace process, WFP today started providing food to 55,000 ex-combatants being demobilized at three centres in the war-torn country.
8 February 2004

WFP air drops food into remote parts of Sudan's West Darfur

Fur Buranga, West Darfur WFP begins air drops of food into the most inaccessible parts of western Sudan\'s violence-ravaged Darfur region. The food assistance will reach more than 70,000 displaced people and local residents who have been cut off from aid because of the rainy season and insecurity.
8 February 2004

WFP hails arrival of Russian wheat shipment for North Korea's hungry

Pyongyang WFP welcomes the arrival of a major shipment of Russian food aid that will help support millions of malnourished children and women in the Democratic People\'s Republic of Korea over the coming weeks. The donation is the largest part of an $11 million dollar contribution by Russia, it\'s first ever through WFP.
7 February 2004

Formula One star Jarno Trulli puts the brakes on child hunger

Rome Formula One star Jarno Trulli is helping put the brakes on child hunger by appearing in a WFP public service announcement (PSA) that indicates the speed at which malnourished children are dying around the world.
1 February 2004

WFP responds to flood victims in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti WFP, with the assistance of Oxfam and Caritas, is providing urgently needed emergency food rations to thousands of families affected by floods in northern Haiti
21 January 2004

Marathon runner Paul Tergat joins WFP race to beat hunger

Rome Marathon world record holder Paul Tergat joined the race to defeat global hunger today when he was appointed "Ambassador Against Hunger" by James T.Morris, WFP's Executive Director.
14 January 2004

7.2 million people still need food aid

Rome Despite a good harvest, 7.2 million people still require assistance to meet minimum food requirements in 2004, according to a joint report released by two United Nations agencies. Last year, 13.2 million Ethiopians needed food assistance.

13 January 2004

WFP urges food aid for tens of thousands of Sudanese fleeing to Chad

N\'Djamena Conflict in the three states of Darfur (Western Sudan) has brought a humanitarian crisis to the Chadian border, with displacement and disruption for around one million people, according to WFP.


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