News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
16 August 2007

WFP providing emergency food assistance to thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP has approved a new operation to provide food assistance to 36,000 people displaced by the conflict in Sa’ada Governorate in north-western Yemen.
23 July 2007

Yemen receives pesticides from Mauritania to battle locust outbreaks. Joint FAO/WFP effort to battle locust outbreaks in Yemen

Yemen has received a pesticide donation from Mauritania to combat the worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. The donated chemicals were transported by air to Yemen in a joint operation between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

12 June 2007

More food needed to feed thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP announces that improved security will allow food assistance to reach many more people in Yemen’s Sa’adah governorate, where conflict has displaced thousands.
6 May 2007

WFP races to assist thousands displaced in Yemen

WFP will start tomorrow to distribute food assistance to some 20,000 people displaced by heavy fighting around the governorate of Saada in north-western Yemen.
14 March 2007

Over one million Yemenis to benefit from new WFP project

The Government of Yemen and WFP represented by Mohamed El-Kouhene sign a Country Programme Action Plan for the period 2007-2011. The Programme will benefit one million Yemenis by helping to reduce poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition as well as narrowing the gender gap in education.


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