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1 October 2007

A downward spiral of violence, a poor harvest and economic problems spells a bleak future for the displaced in Jowhar. Peter Smerdon went to Kala camp and spoke to people who have fled the violence in Moghadishu.


28 September 2007

WFP has welcomed US government contributions in September totaling US$110.7 million for the hungry poor in 11 countries from Latin America to Asia. Nearly half the resources were targeted to Sudan, home to WFP’s single-largest operation in the world.


25 September 2007

WFP’s newly appointed Deputy Country Director in Somalia Denise Brown writes about her first visit to Mogadishu. For security and logistics reasons, the WFP office for Somalia is based in Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya. WFP has 11 field offices in Somalia.


7 September 2007

Rugby-World-Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones describes how sports people around the world should have a natural empathy towards hungry people caught up in the world's humanitarian crises. This editorial first appeared in the South China Morning Post


31 August 2007

WFP hs welcomed major US government contributions for August totaling US$69 million, aimed at feeding people in seven countries confronting humanitarian challenges ranging from severe drought to civil conflict.


27 July 2007

WFP has welcomed contributions of $104 million from the US government this month to feed the hungry poor in 15 countries.


6 July 2007

Ten countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.


4 July 2007

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".


5 June 2007

WFP today thanked the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for a US$3 million contribution that will save costs in flying passengers and cargo in and around Somalia as well as provide funding to rehabilitate a key airstrip in the war-torn country.


24 May 2007

The current violence in Somalia's capital may have abated, but its effects on people's lives will undoubtedly rage on for years to come. Fardusa Wali Elmi is still living in a Puntland camp 16 years after conflict in Somalia displaced her. She tells WFP spokesperson Anja du Toit how an easily-treatable disease devastated her family as she fled unrest in 1991.