3 August 2011
WFP Web Editor Martin Penner recently spent a week in Dadaab, Kenya where over 1,000 people are arriving everyday to escape famine in southern Somalia. During his stay, Martin recorded his experiences in a video diary to help people understand what it's like to live and work in the world's largest refugee camp.
29 July 2011
Amid a worsening hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, WFP is moving quickly to feed 11.5 million people across the region. Airlifts have begun delivering food to the Somalia capital of Mogadishu and areas in the country’s famine-hit south, while WFP ramps up support for refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia.
25 July 2011
A hunger crisis engulfing the Horn of Africa could become a wider catastrophe unless immediate action is taken, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran warned delegates an emergency meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
25 July 2011
WFP is ramping up its Somalia operation as large numbers of people continue to flee the famine zone in the south. Airlifts into Mogadishu are delivering special fortified food for malnourished children
24 July 2011
World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran says WFP is considering every option to reach more than 2 million people who are currently inaccessible inside southern Somalia, including airlifts of food.
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.
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.
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.
4 April 2011
On her first visit to Somalia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran met women and children in a camp for displaced people and witnessed the impact of a deepening drought on malnutrition rates among children and the elderly.
3 April 2011
On the last leg of her five-day trip to Kenya, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran visited Dadaab, one of the biggest concentrations of refugees in the world. While there she spoke to some of the Somali women and children who had arrived in the camps after fleeing conflict in their own country.
- WFP: 1.6 Million in Need of Food Aid in Somalia Source: VOA News
- Somalia: UN Relief Official Cautions Against Complacency On Food Security Source: allAfrica
- As peace returns to Somali town, UN food relief agency resumes assistance Source: UN News Centre
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- UN: Millions in Somalia Need Aid Source: VOA News
- 6 February 2013 WFP Food Assistance Returns To Kismayo
- 16 October 2012 Somalia: Livestock Farmer Begins To Recover From Drought