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12 September 2011

In the East African nation of Somalia, people are dying of hunger. (..) In the first few weeks of his drive, Andrew collected about $6,500 in pledges for the fund he started after consulting with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations’ World Food Program. His father, a teacher, donated his entire July salary of about $500.


9 September 2011

Against the backdrop of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa region, leading food experts have said greater investment in agricultural research, and an increased cooperation among scientists, governments, local enterprises and rural communities are critical to reducing the region's vulnerability to future droughts and extreme weather. (..) One panel included experts from (..) the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


9 September 2011

(..) Saints QB Drew Brees is again leading the Saints prolific offense. (..) Brees has partnered with the UN World Food Programme, raising awareness of the plight of millions of starving people in East Africa.


9 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is bolstering its nutritional support for malnourished children and mothers in the Horn of Africa. WFP is also expanding its use of cash transfers to help drought-hit families get the food they need.


8 September 2011

Iran's Roudaki Cultural and Artistic Foundation has organized a photo exhibition to raise funds for the famine-stricken people of Somalia. (..) According to the World Food Program, drought and famine have affected more than 11.8 million people in the Horn of Africa and created a triangle of hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia meet.


7 September 2011

New Zealand doubles funding for Horn of Africa crisis. (..) "New Zealand's direct support for the ongoing humanitarian crisis now totals close to NZ$6 million, with NZ$2 million committed to World Food Programme and almost NZ$1 million to New Zealand non-government organisations earlier this year."


7 September 2011

Mothers in the world's largest refugee camp, in Dadaaab, Kenya, already have positive things to say about Plumpy'Sup, a special nutrition product WFP introduced by WFP last month.


6 September 2011

A UNHCR assessment team returned yesterday from the Assosa region of western Ethiopia, where refugees have been arriving since late last week amid fighting across the border in Sudan's Blue Nile State. (..) UNICEF is providing water bladders and medical supplies while WFP is sending food urgently to the area.


6 September 2011

(..) However, because of the conflict in the country, aid has been slow to reach the needy. The World Food Programme executive director, Josette Sheeran, has said that an estimated 2.2 million Somalis in desperate need of aid cannot be reached. These are horrifying statistics.


6 September 2011

(..) The World Food Program, the sole supplier of food for refugees here, does not have the funding to cover this catastrophic humanitarian crisis. WFP has helped nearly eight million drought-stricken people in the Horn of Africa since last July, but it does not have the $250 million necessary to sustain people over the next six months.