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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.


4 January 2005

Khartoum - Shootings, attacks on drivers and thefts of WFP-contracted trucks carrying critically needed food aid are part of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Darfur region of western Sudan. The incidents are seriously threatening WFP\'s ability to assist millions of people -- at a time when needs are increasing daily.


18 November 2004

Nairobi WFP warns that while the attention of the media has focused heavily on the continuing humanitarian emergency in the Darfur region of western Sudan, the food outlook for southern Sudan in 2005 looks fairly bleak.


6 November 2004

Rome - With a generous donation from its first and largest corporate partner - the global mail, express and logistics company TPG N.V. - WFP will transport high-energy biscuits to Sudan this weekend to help feed thousands of children caught up in the conflict-ridden Darfur region.


26 October 2004

WFP, in the first survey of internally displaced people (IDPs) and residents across western Sudan, says that almost 22 percent of children under the age of five are malnourished and almost half of all families do not have enough food.