News release
Purchase for Progress
19 December 2011

With the help of funding from Japan, the United States and Saudi Arabia, WFP has established a grain warehouse to help formely displaced people, who have returned to farming, to access quality grain markets in the region.

16 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme thanked the Government of Japan today for a donation of US$6.3 million towards livelihood support programmes  in the Karamoja region.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
12 July 2011

The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.  Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.

8 July 2011

WFP Spokesman, David Orr, on his return from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya this week: “I met Somali women and children who had walked for weeks to reach the safety of refugee camps in Kenya. 

8 July 2011

From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d’Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. 

29 June 2011

Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict. 

22 June 2011

Through a new initiative in the desolate Karamoja region, WFP is helping protect young children from stunting so they can reach their full potential.

29 April 2011

In a bid to help end vulnerability in the impoverished Karamoja region, WFP is investing more in support of livelihoods.

Refugees and IDPs
8 April 2011

Through its Feed the Future initiative, the United States is providing support to a region with chronic food shortages and life-threatening malnutriton.

2 April 2011

The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll.  More and more people need help in the Horn and we’re now on high alert over the impact of the March to May long rains.