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Emergencies
21 July 2011

There is a life and death situation here in Somalia.  WFP will start airlifts within days into Mogadishu to get vital supplies of special nutritious foods for the malnourished children who so desperately need it.


21 July 2011

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today (21 July) travelling to Somalia to view WFP’s ongoing operations to feed vulnerable and hungry people affected by severe drought and conflict. Sheeran will return to Nairobi, Kenya this evening.
 

Emergencies
20 July 2011

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said 11.3 million people are in need of food assistance due to drought in the Horn of Africa, and declared a corporate emergency, elevating the crisis to the highest level of action, and indicating grave concern about the possibility of widespread loss of life.


13 July 2011

Drought and conflict are threatening lives in southern Somalia and forcing refugees to stream across the border into Ethiopia and Kenya. 

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
12 July 2011

The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.  Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.


8 July 2011

WFP Spokesman, David Orr, on his return from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya this week: “I met Somali women and children who had walked for weeks to reach the safety of refugee camps in Kenya. 


8 July 2011

From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d’Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. 

Droughts
29 June 2011

Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict. 

Droughts, Nutrition
5 April 2011

GALKAYO, Somalia – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Josette Sheeran, today highlighted the suffering of the Somali people that she witnessed during a visit to a region of Somalia affected by war and deepening drought.

Climate Change, Focus on Women
3 April 2011

DADAAB – The heads of three United Nations agencies today expressed deep concern about the living conditions of more than 314,000 Somali refugees during a visit to three camps in Dadaab in northeastern Kenya.  More refugees are arriving daily, crowding more people into one of the largest refugee concentrations in the world.