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27 October 2005

As the world focuses on a series of massive natural disasters and the spread of avian influenza, hunger in Africa has quietly climbed to an all-time high, threatening to destabilize much of the continent, warns James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.


21 October 2005

The influx of food and other humanitarian assistance to Darfur has almost havled malnutrition rates since last year -- but the aid must continue to flow if lives are to be saved.


13 September 2005

WFP said today a crippling shortage of jet fuel for its air hub at El Obeid slashed its ability to airlift and airdrop food aid in Sudan at the height of the annual hunger season.


5 September 2005

Khartoum WFP starts airlifting food from a Libyan airport directly into western Sudan\'s Darfur region, pioneering a new route to move as much food aid as possible to nearly two million people during the rainy season.


1 September 2005

Nairobi With the momentous signing today of a peace accord which brings to an end one of Africa\'s longest and bloodiest wars, WFP launches a US$302 million emergency appeal to feed 3.2 million Sudanese.


26 August 2005

WFP hands over an airport upgraded at a cost of US$1.6 million to the local government in the South Sudan interim capital of Rumbek to provide greater access to the south.


26 August 2005

WFP says it is struggling to feed 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan. More than halfway through its term, the two-year WFP operation to feed the refugees has a 47 percent funding shortfall and breaks in supplies are looming.


18 August 2005

Brussels - WFP welcomes a cash donation of five million euros from Belgium which will allow the agency to provide urgently needed food to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Niger, Mali, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Malawi.


12 August 2005

The heads of three of the largest UN agencies – UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP – call upon negotiators at the World Trade Organization to protect food aid donations through the United Nations to cope with emergencies and feed vulnerable groups.