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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.


26 April 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today an Egyptian Government donation of over 250 tons of food commodities to war-torn Sudan and Somalia.


7 April 2007

WFP welcomed today the release of the hijacked vessel MV Rozen and its crew and urged authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia and the Transitional Federal Government to curb piracy in Somali waters.


28 March 2007

The combination of food and education can change lives - if, like Abass Mohamed you make the most of your opportunities. WFP intern Jennifer Mizgata tells us how Abass swapped a Kenyan refugee camp for one of the world's most exclusive universities - Princeton.


19 March 2007

WFP has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it intends to donate US$5.7 million (JPY 670 million) to assist more than 1.5 million chronically hungry people in three of Africa’s least developed countries: Somalia, Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe.


1 March 2007

From Afghanistan to Sudan, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these hotspots with WFP's weekly operational priorities update.


27 February 2007

WFP has said that Puntland authorities this morning arrested four men whom they say were part of a group that hijacked a WFP-contracted ship off the north eastern coast of Somalia.