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8 October 2009

Despite huge logistics challenges, WFP has started distributing food to people affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Sumatra last week.


10 July 2007

Cargill has announced that it has committed US$3 million over three years in its global partnership with WFP to fund programmes to improve education and health and nutritional levels among school-age children in Bogor (West Java) and Madura (East Java).


5 September 2006

Primary school children in Aceh and Nias suffer from insufficient nutrition, inadequate health care and poor hygiene, provoking widespread parasitic infections and resulting in stunted physical growth and retarded intellectual development.


2 August 2006

It is two weeks since a tsunami hit Java's southern coast, but, some 10,000 people sheltering in IDP camps are still refusing to go back to their fully intact houses. As WFP's Barry Came discovered, after Indonesia's series of natural disasters, they are simply too scared to go home.


18 July 2006

With an estimated 35,000 people displaced by the six metre tsunami waves that crashed into the south coast of West Java on Monday, WFP has immediately dispatched 15 metric tons of food assistance to the worst-hit area.


13 July 2006

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will donate US$5 million to support the earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Indonesia.


6 July 2006

A new "nutrition map" for Indonesia identifies local areas in the archipelago where hunger and malnutrition pose the most serious problems.


26 June 2006

Dodging stinging jellyfish and tackling choppy seas, marathon swimmer Monte Monfore has set a new world record off the coast of Central Java to highlight WFP’s efforts to help last month’s earthquake survivors.


16 June 2006

The Government of Lithuania has made its first ever donation to WFP, providing US$37,000 in response to the massive earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Java last month.


9 June 2006

Samiono lost his home and mother in the Java earthquake. With his face bruised and bandaged, he stands amidst the wreckage of his home and wonders how he can rebuild his home and his live. WFP spokesperson Barry Came reports.