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30 March 2007

The Government of the Netherlands has made its first-ever multi-year donation to WFP, committing Euro 27.2 million each year from 2007 until 2009.


8 February 2007

As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.


27 November 2006

Italian fashion group Benetton made a 100,000 euro donation to WFP to mark its 40th anniversary in October. School children in Uganda, whose schools will benefit from the money, drew these pictures and wrote these stories about their violent lives for Benetton's 'Colors' magazine.


13 October 2006

Ugandans take up fishing in a WFP food for assets project. WFP spokesperson, Lydia Wamala, looks at how participants increase their income while having a good supply of fish for their families' dinners.


28 July 2006

WFP today welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan to donate US$17.3 million (JPY 2.01 billion) to assist the people of four African countries that are currently ravaged by conflict or drought.


19 May 2006

In a global effort to eradicate hunger, WFP has called on people in well over one hundred countries to take to the streets and “Fight Hunger: Walk the World” on Sunday 21 May.


5 May 2006

A rescue team today identified aircraft wreckage high up in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains as the remains of a WFP-chartered light plane missing for a week and found three bodies at the crash site, WFP and a South Africa-based operator said.


8 December 2005

A fish-farming project set up in Uganda under WFP's Food for Assets programme has provided poor communities with a source of income - as well as fish. This article by Peter Nyanzi was first published on the website of The Monitor newspaper.


7 September 2005

In a part of Uganda where drought is the norm, WFP is trying to provide meals for the people of Karamoja, writes Peter Nyanzi in an article first published in the Daily Monitor newspaper.