3 December 2013
DJIBOUTI – To help combat food insecurity in the Arta region of Djibouti, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Geeta Pasi led a food distribution to 200 vulnerable families today. Those families received vital food rations that were contributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of a substantial donation of food for 2013, and distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
17 October 2013
ROME/DJIBOUTI– Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) marquera la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation, qui a lieu le 16 octobre, en soulignant le potentiel que possède la nutrition pour transformer les individus, les sociétés et les économies tout en réitérant l’importance de cette même nutrition comme pilier central du développement.
5 September 2013
Djibouti – As food security starts to improve in the Republic of Djibouti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is intensifying its work to strengthen the country’s defenses against recurrent drought while still providing critical assistance to meet urgent food and nutritional needs.
16 July 2013
DJIBOUTI – The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace has released the first tranche of its US$4 million contribution in 2013 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for the Republic of Djibouti. This emergency assistance is destined primarily to assist rural populations who are experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity due to drought.
24 June 2013
DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.
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.
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.
2 April 2011
The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll. More and more people need help in the Horn and we’re now on high alert over the impact of the March to May long rains.
24 November 2009
JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous donation of R3 million (US$400,000) from the Government of South Africa, which will help the agency to feed thousands of hungry families in the Horn of Africa region.
19 November 2009
ROME – Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Soraya Rodriguez Ramos, today announced a donation of €75 million (US$112m) to the United Nations World Food Programme in response to the critical hunger situation in the Horn of Africa.
- NZ provides $2m to African food crisis Source: TVNZ (New Zealand)
- Ireland to donate extra €1m Africa aid Source: RTE
- Drought in the Horn of Africa, does the world still care? Source: CBC News
- Africa: Taking Action Source: CBC News
- East Africa Faces Worst Food Crisis Source: NewsPoint South Africa