News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

2 December 2010

As Temperatures Plunge, WFP Georgia Warms up the Most Vulnerable With Food Rations

TBILISI – As the winter weather in the Republic of Georgia begins to bite, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Wednesday that it will distribute vital food supplies to feed 6,700 of the country’s most vulnerable people over the next few months.

13 August 2008

WFP airlifts high energy biscuits to Georgia for conflict victims

Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict.
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.
21 March 2007

New EU member States boost their support of WFP

WFP has hailed the increasing support and commitment of 12 new European Union Member States towards achieving the number one Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015.
18 March 2005

Big new contribution proves Japan's growing leadership on Africa

Yokohama WFP welcomes an aid package of some JPY 1.954 billion (US$ 19 million) from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of natural disasters and poverty in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
30 July 2004

WFP rushes to assist flood victims in Svaneti

Tbilisi WFP launches a two-month emergency operation on Sunday to assist 1,986 flood victims in Georgia\'s mountainous Svaneti.
1 January 1970

WFP provides food to thousands displaced by conflict in Georgia (corrected)

WFP has started providing food assistance to more than 2,000 people displaced by the escalating conflict in Georgia, where hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more have fled their homes since fighting began in the region of South Ossetia on Friday.


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