News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 January 2009

WFP Launches Operation Lifeline Gaza to Get Food to the Hungry

WFP today responded to growing hunger needs in Gaza by launching Operation Lifeline Gaza, a global appeal to ramp up the distribution of food to people caught in the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory.
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.
8 October 2007

WFP welcomes US$2 million donation from Russia to Azerbaijan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the first-ever donation from the Russian Federation to support WFP’s operation in Azerbaijan to provide food assistance to the poorest among the internally displaced people (IDPs).

30 May 2007

Deworming campaign completed among schoolchildren in Azerbaijan

Working together, WFP Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health and the Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation (VRF) have successfully completed a deworming campaign that has significantly reduced worm infections among thousands of primary school children in Azerbaijan.
22 December 2006

Vital deworming campaign launched in schools in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Health, with the support of the WFP and the Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation (VRF), has launched the country’s 2006 de-worming campaign.
28 July 2006

WFP director warns funds running out for displaced in Azerbaijan

WFP Executive Director, James Morris, today stressed the need to draw attention to the devastating problems faced by the world’s displaced people, including those in Azerbaijan and now in Lebanon.
13 June 2006

New WFP operation assists displaced in Azerbaijan

WFP Executive Director, James Morris, has approved a two-year operation in Azerbaijan, which will provide 26,833 metric tons of food assistance to 143,500 people displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
3 November 2005

WFP survey shows food insecurity threatens rural and displaced Azerbaijanis

Baku WFP warns that 400,000 to 600,000 rural Azerbaijanis face food insecurity and that nearly 300,000 of the one million Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh are likely to continue to rely on food aid for the foreseeable future.
18 October 2005

WFP lack of funds a disaster for displaced Azerbaijanis

WFP has warned that due to a nearly 16 percent shortfall in resources, food assistance to 130,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could come to a complete halt in just three weeks time. ...


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