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29 July 2008

WFP is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people hard hit by high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.


16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.


16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.


29 May 2007

Sierra Leoneans were able to witness the horrors of their late 1990\'s civil war from the safety of a cinema seat when WFP recently organised screenings of the film Blood Diamond in Freetown. Hilary Heuler attended one of the screenings and gauged audience reaction.


5 April 2007

WFP joins with Warner Bros. Pictures to hold a landmark series of screenings of the film Blood Diamond, which is set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The screenings will take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


24 January 2007

WFP has congratulated Djimon Hounsou and Penelope Cruz for their Academy Awards nominations and praised them for their humanitarian work for WFP. Penelope Cruz is nominated as best actress for “Volver.”


12 June 2006

“What is so powerful that it can make you overcome your greatest fear…turn your brother into an enemy…and leave wounds that scar long after the fighting is over?" The answer: “Hunger—so deadly it kills 25,000 people a day.”


6 August 2005

Rome - WFP heralds the announcement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of a major push to save millions of people on the brink of famine in the Horn of Africa and the victims of humanitarian crises elsewhere in Africa. The announcement at the White House brings the United States\' funding for humanitarian emergencies in Africa to more than US$2 billion, and the United Kingdom\'s support to some US$300 million.