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28 July 2004

Port Sudan The first 25 of a total of 120 specialised all-terrain 6X6 trucks have arrived by sea in Port Sudan to help in a WFP operation to deliver food by land and air to Darfur. As the rainy season lashes across an area the size of France, the situation is becoming increasingly desperate for hundreds of thousands of people trapped in camps.


15 July 2004

Tripoli/Rome In a landmark deal with WFP, the Libyan Government has joined the international community in helping to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people displaced by conflict in western Sudan\'s Darfur region and some 175,000 who have fled to eastern Chad.


9 July 2004

Khartoum Battling appalling and often dangerous conditions in western Sudan, WFP has delivered food for nearly one million people in the Darfur region in August, but noted this fell alarmingly short of its target of 1.2 million people.


8 June 2004

Washington, D.C. The United States donates more than US$28 million to WFP to help feed families fleeing the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan.


23 April 2004

The UN Secretary-General has asked WFP Executive Director James Morris to lead a high-level humanitarian mission to the Darfur region of Sudan. The inter-agency mission, scheduled to be in Sudan from 27 April until 2 May, will get a first-hand look at the humanitarian situation, assess the scope of the crisis, and identify any gaps in humanitarian assistance.


23 April 2004

Nairobi As the current crisis in Darfur threatens to become a major humanitarian catastrophe, WFP launches an urgent appeal to the international community for US$98 million to feed 1.2 million victims of conflict in western Sudan. "The need for emergency food aid in Darfur is acute," said James Morris, WFP Executive Director, who has also been asked by the UN Secretary General to lead a United Nations inter-agency mission to assess humanitarian needs in Darfur.


5 April 2004

London - The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, today underlined the severity of the humanitarian challenge facing more than a million people displaced from their homes by armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, and over a hundred thousand Sudanese refugees who have fled across the border to Chad.


17 February 2004

Nairobi - In a move to alleviate the suffering of tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in North Darfur, WFP has begun an airlift yesterday of some 500 metric tonnes of sorghum.


12 February 2004

Nairobi -WFP today appealed for urgent funding for road repairs and demining of key transport routes in southern Sudan to help people return after decades of war, and connect the region to northern Sudan and neighbouring countries.


8 February 2004

Fur Buranga, West Darfur WFP begins air drops of food into the most inaccessible parts of western Sudan\'s violence-ravaged Darfur region. The food assistance will reach more than 70,000 displaced people and local residents who have been cut off from aid because of the rainy season and insecurity.