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Key Publications


WFP Annual Report 2008

In 2008, WFP faced a particularly difficult set of challenges, provoked by dramatically rising food and fuel prices and aggravated by widespread turmoil in international financial systems. By year’s end, WFP...

WFP Annual Report 2007

By the end of 2007, the world was confronted with a new and very different emergency: rising food and fuel prices threatened to push millions more people into hunger, driving up the cost of providing life-saving food...

WFP Annual Report 2006

While there were no catastrophic events like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami or the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, there were several large natural disasters in 2006, for example the May earthquake in Indonesia that killed...

WFP Annual Report 2005

2005 was the most challenging year the humanitarian aid world had faced since World War II. The relentless onslaught of the Indian Ocean tsunami, drought and locusts in Niger, continuing conflict in Darfur, Hurricane...

WFP Annual Report 2004

As 2004 opened, we were providing relief to thousands of earthquake victims in Bam, Iran. Tragically, as 2005 approached, WFP was responding to the unprecedented loss of life and livelihoods in tsunami-ravaged areas...

WFP Annual Report 2003

WFP was put to extraordinary tests in 2003, fighting hunger in a world that sometimes seems intent on producing ever more hungry people. Political divisions, violent conflict, terrorism, natural disasters and the...

WFP Annual Report 2002

Despite global abundance, nearly 800 million people in developing countries are chronically hungry. Wherever hunger is a crisis, WFP is on the front line, meeting the nutritional needs of today while providing...

WFP Annual Report 2001

In 2001 was a year of challenge. Continuing major needs in the Horn of Africa, Central Asia and North Korea were met, while WFP forged ahead with efforts to fight hunger at its core: poverty and lack of opportunity....

WFP Annual Report 2000

In 1999-2000, the world's poorest nations were repeatedly hit by both natural and man-made emergencies. From flooding in western Bangladesh and West Bengal in India to the collapse of the peace process in Sierra...

WFP Annual Report 1999

1999 was particularly challenging for WFP. The Programme was called upon to help more people than ever before. The crises in the North Caucasus, East Timor and Kosovo - particularly sensitive areas - tested WFP's...