UN food agency seeks $56 million to help war-ravaged West African countries

Emerging from years of brutality and civil war, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone still require foreign help, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today, appealing for $56 million to support the agency’s programmes in the three West African countries.

James T. Morris of US named to head UN World Food Programme

The United Nations announced today the appointment of James T. Morris of the United States, a corporate executive and former head of a major charitable organization, as Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

WFP chief seeks funding help for Central Africa's struggling aid programmes

Although donors have given generously to victims of war and natural disaster in Central Africa, the international community must not to lose sight of the region's severely under-funded long-term development programmes, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

WFP honors renowned economist with 'Food for Life' award

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that a celebrated development economist, Professor Sir Hans Singer, has been chosen as this year's Food for Life Award recipient, in recognition of his lifelong fight against world hunger.

Relief distribution in southern Sudan disrupted by bombing raid, UN agency says

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed grave concern over a series of bomb attacks in the southern Sudanese village of Mangayath in Bahr el Ghazal, where aid workers have been urgently assisting thousands of people seeking refuge from intense fighting in Raja town.