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Droughts
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

Emergencies
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.

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.

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, Nutrition
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.

Focus on Women
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.

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.


11 March 2010

WFP is ready to provide full assistance to any independent investigation into its food assistance operations in Somalia, where the agency aims to feed 2.5 million people in 2010.  "Our integrity is paramount," said Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

Emergencies
5 January 2010

Rising threats and attacks on humanitarian operations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible for WFP to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia.