In 2003, UN food agency helped more people than ever in its 40-year history

After mounting the largest humanitarian aid operation ever with its efforts in Iraq, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in 2003 helped 110 million hungry people worldwide – a record in the agency's 40-year history.

As hunger looms, UN food agency seeks urgent new aid for Zimbabwe

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for urgent new cash contributions for Zimbabwe, where more than 2.6 million people face a bleak Christmas after their rations were halved because of insufficient donations.

Cesária Évora, one of Africa’s greatest singers, named UN food ambassador

Cesária Évora, one of Africa's greatest singers, who for years has refused to associate her name with any humanitarian agency, was today named a United Nations ambassador to fight hunger through school feeding programmes, particularly on her own continent where 40 million people need life-saving emergency food aid.