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6 August 2005

Rome - WFP heralds the announcement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of a major push to save millions of people on the brink of famine in the Horn of Africa and the victims of humanitarian crises elsewhere in Africa. The announcement at the White House brings the United States\' funding for humanitarian emergencies in Africa to more than US$2 billion, and the United Kingdom\'s support to some US$300 million.


4 August 2005

Khartoum - WFP says that for the first time since its major emergency operation for Darfur began, a drastic shortage of funds will force it to cut rations for more than one million people living in the western region of Darfur.


25 July 2005

Khartoum - WFP welcomes Libya\'s agreement to help cover the costs of its airlift of food aid to western Sudan\'s Darfur region, where over three million people have been displaced by the conflict.


28 June 2005

Geneva- With refugee numbers in Kenya failing to decline despite steps toward peace in Somalia and Sudan, WFP appeals for US$6.7 million to feed nearly a quarter of a million refugees in two northern Kenya camps until the end of 2005.


17 June 2005

Khartoum - WFP says that up to 3.5 million people or more than half the entire population of western Sudan\'s Darfur region will need food aid at the height of the annual "hunger season" from August through the month of October.


24 May 2005

Paris/Rome - A top WFP official indicates that the crippling shortage of funds for the agency\'s operations in southern Sudan must be corrected urgently to avoid serious suffering for those who experienced famine in 1998 in Bahr El Ghazal, in which tens of thousands of people died.


26 April 2005

Khartoum - WFP has announced that thanks to a rapid donor response, the agency will not be forced to carry out expected ration cuts in May for close to two million people living in Sudan\'s western region of Darfur. The reprieve follows WFP\'s warning three weeks ago of impending ration cuts due to a lack of funds which remains a concern.


17 March 2005

Khartoum - WFP warns that many poor people in parts of Sudan may be short of food because of a poor cereal harvest and high prices of basic staples, so the total number in need of food aid could soon climb.


8 February 2005

Khartoum - WFP says it deeply regrets the death of the Republic of the Sudan\'s First Vice President John Garang de Mabior, killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday as he returned to southern Sudan from Uganda.


13 January 2005

Dakar WFP urges international donors to reinforce humanitarian support to 1.5 million West Africans as they work to rebuild their countries, still reeling from over a decade of war.