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9 November 2006

Hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur have gone hungry for three consecutive months because fighting and banditry have prevented the WFP from reaching them, announced Kenro Oshidari, WFP’s Representative in Sudan.


19 October 2006

Despite the deteriorating security situation in Darfur, a new United Nations assessment has found that overall malnutrition levels have mostly stabilised in 2006 and food insecurity has improved slightly thanks to a stronger international response to the suffering in Sudan’s war-torn west.


10 October 2006

WFP has announced that in September, food rations reached more than 158,000 people in Darfur, western Sudan, who have been cut off in recent months.


3 October 2006

WFP has said that a critically slow response to appeals for its emergency operation in Sudan have forced it to cut rations of pulses, sugar and salt for up to 3.5 million people immediately, to help limited stocks last longer.


16 August 2006

WFP has urged the international community to help end the misery in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where almost half a million people are now cut off from emergency food aid because of fighting and attacks.


24 July 2006

WFP welcomes a 105 million euro donation by the European Commission for its global operations in 2006.


11 July 2006

In an address to the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, WFP’s Executive Director, James Morris, has said that globalisation is an economic and social reality that must be managed if it is to become an effective tool to fight hunger.


6 July 2006

WFP Executive Director James Morris has warned that a shortage of steady and timely funding for food aid to Sudan risks increasing malnutrition among millions of people and threatened pacts to end conflicts in the South and western region of Darfur.


22 June 2006

WFP has begun a US$3.5 million construction project to build 25 schools in southern Sudan, where primary school attendance rates are the lowest in the world.


29 May 2006

WFP has announced that food aid rations – recently reduced by half for more than three million people in Sudan – would be increased to 84 percent in energy content from June to September in Darfur, thanks to the latest donations towards WFP’s emergency operation.