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Emergencies
11 January 2010

Southern Sudan faces a tough year in 2010 with drought and widespread insecurity pushing up levels of hunger at the same time as the region grapples with political developments that will decide its future.

Climate Change, Focus on Women, Gender
16 December 2009

WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.

Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender
15 December 2009

In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.

Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP will dispatch more food to southern Sudan where conflict, poor rainfall and high food prices have combined to push the number of people needing assistance up to 1.3 million. Airdrops will be needed to reach remote areas.

Food for Assets
12 August 2009

For years, residents of central Sudan’s desolate North Kordofan state spent precious time and money to obtain water. No longer – thanks to a massive reservoir, built as a World Food Programme food-for-work project.

Airdrops, Emergencies
6 August 2009

The World Food Programme is stepping up food airlifts to Southern Sudan's Akobo County, where ethnic clashes have killed 185 people and where many face malnutrition and food shortages.

Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
29 July 2009

With the next harvest still a couple of months away, food is scarce in north Darfur. This is a time when children can slip into malnutrition. But Fatima, who has two kids in the crucial under-five age range, is getting the support she needs to steer her family through the hunger season.

Emergencies, Logistics
22 June 2009

The world’s biggest helicopter has begun airlifting food aid into a remote part of Southern Sudan after river boats trying to deliver urgently needed WFP supplies were attacked. The airlift comes amidst growing concerns about the fragile security situation in the south.

Emergencies
15 June 2009

An attack on river boats carrying WFP food in southern Sudan has caused a serious setback to food distributions to displaced people in the region. WFP is now airlifting supplies to the affected region but Michelle Iseminger, in Juba, warns that this is only a temporary solution.

Emergencies, Focus on Women
7 May 2009

In Goz Beida, Eastern Chad, where new fighting has broken out between rebels and government forces, thousands of refugees from Darfur live in a large camp supported by WFP. Among them is 17-year-old Ekhbal, who yearns for a real home where she can be a normal teenager.