Climate Change, Droughts, Food Prices
18 November 2009

Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.

School Meals
3 September 2009

As teenagers around the world think glumly about the return to school, there’s one in Kenya who sees her return as a triumph. And it is. After being raised in the world’s largest refugee camp, Fatuma Omar beat the odds to win a scholarship to Nairobi’s best girls’ school. Watch video

Food for Assets
28 August 2009

A novel food assistance program in southern Somalia has succeeded in helping a poor community on the Juba river to protect itself and its cattle from voracious crocodiles. It's also creating more land for farming.

24 July 2009

Providing food assistance to millions of destitute people in Somalia is a difficult and dangerous business. As Deputy Country Director for the last two years, Denise Brown, has found that to get the job done she has to be both tough and charming.

14 July 2009

The flight of more than 200,000 people from Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu since May is the latest chapter in the crisis in the Horn of Africa. It underlines how WFP must operate on all sides of the country’s conflict to reach the powerless and hungry.

18 June 2009

Habib Omar is one of the 14.5 million refugees and displaced people worldwide relying on WFP for food. To mark World Refugee Day (June 20) we took a look at the life of Habib and other Somali refugees in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.

9 June 2009

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa face a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict and stubbornly high food costs. At the same time, the global financial crisis is threatening to exacerbate levels of hunger and desperation across the region.

27 May 2009

WFP is to set up a field office in the central Somali town of Beletweyne to stream food assistance to over a million people facing hunger caused by drought, conflict and hyperinflation in the region.

12 May 2009

Following the killings of two WFP staff in southern Somalia earlier this year, WFP continues to seek security commitments from local administrations and armed groups in order to ensure that staff are not targeted. Meanwhile, food distributions continue: WFP reached 2.3 million people in Somalia in April.

15 April 2009

Even though the Maersk Alabama incident is over, two other incidents have underlined the continuing danger to WFP's shipments in the seas off the Horn of Africa.