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Emergencies
22 July 2011

More than 11 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food assistance and WFP needs your help to get it to them. Here are 10 things absolutely anyone can do to help us save lives.


15 July 2011

The last harvest was a complete failure for Mary Nyawere Thwar, a mother of eight from Yawol village in Western Ethiopia close to the border with South Sudan. Life is not easy but thanks to the emergency food assistance they receive from WFP, the family has enough to eat, the children can continue their education and they can even host a South Sudanese family who fled fighting in their country.

Droughts, Emergencies
8 July 2011

The number of people in the Horn of Africa requiring food assistance from WFP is expected to rise as high as 10 million in coming weeks, as drought, high food and fuel prices, and conflict take their toll.

Droughts, Emergencies, Food Prices
29 June 2011

Around 9 million people in the Horn of Africa need humanitarian assistance as severe drought combines with high food prices and conflict to push the poorest and weakest close to the edge of survival. WFP aims to reach two thirds of these with food assistance.

Droughts, Food Prices
22 June 2011

Food prices have doubled in local markets in eastern Ethiopia since February 2011 and drought has limited food production, writes Zenebech Bekele, a WFP food aid monitor, who has seen with her own eyes how many families are having to drastically reduce their food consumption.


12 May 2011

Mohammad, a farmer from Ethiopia, explains how his life has changed since he began participating in the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP).

Droughts, Food Prices
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, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in a statement released on Saturday.


29 March 2011

Students at the International Community School (ICS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia played FreeRice as part of the school's first FreeRice Week, a student-organized event that aimed to get sixth, seventh and eigth graders playing the online quiz and learning about hunger issues. Watch video

Climate Change
29 November 2010

The future is looking bright in Goro Wagilo, a farming village in eastern Ethiopa that once risked disappearing when the topsoil vanished amid rampant deforestation. But farmers like Tonkollu Letu have since reclaimed their land, turning barren hillsides into prosperous farms.

Climate Change, Food for Assets
29 November 2010

The future is looking bright in Goro Wagilo, a farming village in eastern Ethiopa that once risked disappearing when the topsoil vanished amid rampant deforestation. But farmers like Tonkollu Letu have since reclaimed their land, turning barren hillsides into prosperous farms.