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30 December 2005

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.


10 December 2005

WFP today warned that its operation to feed more than 1.45 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda will run out of donations in December.


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.


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.


8 February 2005

Khartoum - WFP says it deeply regrets the death of the Republic of the Sudan\'s First Vice President John Garang de Mabior, killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday as he returned to southern Sudan from Uganda.


28 December 2004

Kampala WFP fed a record 2.85 million people in Uganda in 2004, thanks to the generous support of the international community. The biggest challenge was feeding some 1.9 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in misery and fear in the north of the country where the 18-year rebellion by the Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to wreak havoc.


9 October 2004

Kampala WFP starts providing food to help resettle more than 260,000 people driven from their homes in northeastern Uganda by fighting and attacks by the rebel Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA)


13 May 2004

Nairobi With daily rebel attacks continuing to leave huge numbers of people in fear for their lives in northern Uganda, WFP has warned it will soon be unable to cope with the escalating food needs of the displaced population, which now numbers at least 1.6 million.


18 March 2004

Kampala - The wanton violence and killing in northern Uganda that has created one of Africa\'s largest displaced populations must end, says WFP Deputy Executive Director, Sheila Sisulu. She made the call, after visiting a displaced camp in Uganda\'s beleaguered north.


26 February 2004

Nairobi WFP starts to distribute food assistance to the survivors of a massacre that took place on Saturday night, 21 February. Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels attacked and burned Barlonyo camp for displaced people in Lira District, Langi Sub-region, in northern Uganda.