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The Treasures Of Mogadishu Port

WFP teams in Somalia have been working hard these past couple of months to rehabilitate the port in - Mogadishu, Somalia. Considerable progress has been made with removing the debris left after years of conflict and by the destructive force of storms including the 2004 Tsunami.

'That Others May Live' - Part II

In his second post from the field, WFP's Deputy Chief of Aviation, Philippe Martou writes to tell us about the role that he and his team played at the beginning of the week in an urgent food distribution program in the mountains east of Manila. The area was hit hard by Tropical Storm Ketsana in September and subsequent storms Parma and Lupit.

WFP's Relief Operations In Padang, Indonesia

The WFP team in Padang, Indonesia has sent us photos of their work setting up operations at the local airport following last month's devastating earthquake.

WFP Teams In The Philippines Preparing for Typhoon Lupit

WFP teams in the Philippines are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Lupit. The typhoon is due to hit the northern tip of the country tomorrow evening.

'That Others May Live' - WFP Helicopters Delivering Food And Supplies In The Philippines

WFP's Deputy Chief of Aviation, Philippe Martou, wrote us last night about his experiences in the Philippines where WFP is providing helicopter airlift support to relief operations following Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma.

UNHAS Helicopters Now Operational In The Skies Over Manila

Last Friday, two Russian built Mi-171 helicopters were transported from Antalia, Turkey to an airbase in the Philippines onboard an Ilyushin 76.

When a bucket is not a bucket - Standardizing relief items: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series we presented examples which made it clear why there is a need for standardizing the nomenclature and reference numbering of relief items.

WFP Charters Boeing 747 To Deliver Critical Humanitarian Supplies To The Philippines

A second load of humanitarian relief items has touched down in Manila. A Boeing 747, chartered by the WFP Aviation unit, was loaded with 96 metric tonnes of relief items by our colleagues at the UNHRD base in Brindisi before it departed for the Philippines.

First Relief Shipments On The Ground In The Philippines

Earlier this week, as residents of the Philippines began cleaning up the destruction wrought by Typhoon Ketsana, the UNHRD team in Brindisi was busy loading and dispatching relief supplies to the area. After several days of transit the supplies are now on the ground and currently being distributed through the appropriate channels.