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12 July 2011

(..) The IRC and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are running a food-for-work programme in Turkana in a bid to create a long-term solution to recurrent food and water shortages. Participants engage in activities such as the construction of water points that can be used for irrigation; in turn they receive food.


12 July 2011

Aid agencies are urging the Kenyan government to open an idle refugee camp to people who fled neighbouring Somalia in search of food, water and shelter. (..) The World Food Programme said drought, high food prices and conflict could leave up to 10 million people in the Horn of Africa in need of food assistance.


12 July 2011

The British public has so far donated £9m to an appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella group of British charities, for people experiencing severe food shortages in east Africa. (..) The FSNA, started by the World Food Programme and funded by USAid, uses an integrated phase classification (IPC) five-point scale, ranging from "generally food secure" (1) to "catastrophe/famine" (5).


12 July 2011

The international community needs take immediate action to avert a food crisis in the Horn of Africa, a U.N. expert said. (..) The U.N. World Food Program said there is an evolving hunger crisis in the region brought on by lingering drought.


12 July 2011

The World Food Program said Tuesday it was urgently scaling up food deliveries. But WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said the agency must come up with $189 million more in donations to cover the $477 million that it needs to meet needs in the region known as the Horn of Africa.


11 July 2011

(..) The appeal from the World Food Programme (WFP) came as the Rome-based UN agency is scaling up the delivery in the region of highly fortified, supplementary food products especially targeting children below the age of three.


11 July 2011

A humanitarian agency is appealing for funds to cover a 40 per cent deficit in its budget for refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia. The World Food Programme (WFP) says its Sh42.9 billion (US$477 million) budget is inadequate for its operations in the Horn of Africa due to the growing number of refugees.


11 July 2011

The U.N. World Food Program says it is stepping up efforts to help the most vulnerable victims of drought in the Horn of Africa. World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran says the agency is increasing its delivery of food to millions of people left hungry by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa.


11 July 2011

THE “worst humanitarian disaster in the world” is unfolding around drought-hit, war-torn Somalia. (..) The World Food Programme estimates 10 million need aid in the region while the UN fears more than two million children are malnourished.


10 July 2011

For months aid agencies, governments and experts have been warning of the threat of a drought in the Horn of Africa. Now with millions affected, relief agencies and aid departments are attempting to raise money and provide assistance on the ground. With warning systems apparently failing, Think Africa Press asks five experts what are the main drivers of food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, and what can be done to bring about greater food security in the region?