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UN food agency approves $66 million aid operation for Central America

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the approval of a new $66-million relief operation to assist hundreds of thousands of Central Americans hard-hit by recent droughts and crop failures.

UN launches aid appeal to stem starvation facing millions in Horn of Africa

Responding to widespread losses of staple crops in countries of the Horn of Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an urgent appeal to provide emergency relief aid to the region, where more than 12 million people are threatened with starvation in the coming months.

UN World Food Programme appoints first woman Deputy Executive Director

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the appointment of the agency's first woman Deputy Executive Director.

Bangladesh: nearly 1 million children to get food boost through UN feeding programme

In a bid to boost nutrition for school children, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a massive feeding programme for more than 900,000 youngsters in Bangladesh.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea still needs more food aid, UN agencies warn

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) urgently needs new foreign assistance to help plug a food gap threatening millions of its most vulnerable citizens ahead of the main harvests this autumn, warns a new United Nations report released today.

UN lauds UK, Canada and Netherlands for donations to avert southern Africa famine

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today hailed three new donations towards the agency's half-billion dollar appeal to help millions avoid starvation in six southern African countries.

UN food agency appeals for $500 million to avert starvation in southern Africa

In a bid to stave off southern Africa's worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a $500 million appeal to provide emergency food relief to millions of people in the region facing the prospect of starvation.

United States donation to World Food Programme arrives in southern Africa

The World Food Programme today (WFP) welcomed the arrival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, of a ship carrying 33,000 metric tons of maize, beans and vegetable oil donated by the United States to help feed millions facing hunger in southern Africa.

Acute funding shortages may hamper key operations, UN food agency warns

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is facing severe funding shortages that could hamper two of its largest operations – in Afghanistan and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the agency’s Executive Director warned today.

Food aid averts major famines, outgoing WFP chief tells Security Council

Despite the rising tide of emergencies, the World Food Programme (WFP) has been instrumental in putting an end to major famines, the head of the United Nations agency said today in a farewell address to the Security Council, which met to discuss food aid in the context of conflict settlement.