WFP

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.

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.