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30 October 2007

When massive floods swept across Africa in September, WFP launched an unprecendented series of airdrops in Uganda to reach people who had been cut off. WFP spokesperson for Uganda Lydia Wamala reports on the displaced people who were already living in camps and who received another blow to re-starting their lives.


28 September 2007

WFP has welcomed US government contributions in September totaling US$110.7 million for the hungry poor in 11 countries from Latin America to Asia. Nearly half the resources were targeted to Sudan, home to WFP’s single-largest operation in the world.


19 September 2007

From West to East, some 1.5 million people have been caught in Africa's worst floods in decades. Use our quick guide to see how WFP is responding, region by region, country by country.


11 May 2007

WFP has welcomed a €5 million donation from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and said it and other contributions would allow rations for 1.28 million displaced people in Uganda to be restored to normal levels.


30 March 2007

The Government of the Netherlands has made its first-ever multi-year donation to WFP, committing Euro 27.2 million each year from 2007 until 2009.


8 February 2007

As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.


27 November 2006

Italian fashion group Benetton made a 100,000 euro donation to WFP to mark its 40th anniversary in October. School children in Uganda, whose schools will benefit from the money, drew these pictures and wrote these stories about their violent lives for Benetton's 'Colors' magazine.


13 October 2006

Ugandans take up fishing in a WFP food for assets project. WFP spokesperson, Lydia Wamala, looks at how participants increase their income while having a good supply of fish for their families' dinners.


28 July 2006

WFP today welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan to donate US$17.3 million (JPY 2.01 billion) to assist the people of four African countries that are currently ravaged by conflict or drought.


19 May 2006

In a global effort to eradicate hunger, WFP has called on people in well over one hundred countries to take to the streets and “Fight Hunger: Walk the World” on Sunday 21 May.