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13 April 2005

Feeding Haiti's future

Guy Gauvreau argues that providing meals at school is the most efficient way to ensure economic and social development - the only way to create sustainable peace and stability in a country like Haiti.
13 April 2005

Olympic rowing heroes team up to raise funds for WFP

London, 13 April 2005 - Sir Steve Redgrave, one of the greatest Olympians in British sporting history, remembers the events of 26 December 2004 all too clearly. He recalls being moved by the harrowing images he saw on television broadcasts of the catastrophe that followed in the wake of the tsunami waves which swept across the Indian Ocean.
12 April 2005

Funding crisis leaves three million Ethiopians at risk of hunger

Addis Ababa, 12 April 2005 - The future of three million Ethiopians in need of food aid is in jeopardy, with malnutrition rates on the rise and funding for humanitarian operations in Ethiopia drying up, WFP has warned.
11 April 2005

Nutrition key factor to treat AIDS patients

In a joint article, Dr. Lee Jong Wook, director general of the World Health Organization, and James Morris, WFP executive director and special envoy of the UN secretary general for southern Africa, warn that treatment of HIV/AIDS demands an integrated approach to people's physical, nutrition and health needs.
6 April 2005

World Food Programme: Wave of Support

In an article first published in the Baseline magazine, John McCormick explains how WFP had technology on the ground within 48 hours to help rush food to the victims of Asia's tsunami.
5 April 2005

WFP RESPONSE TO SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE: LATEST

On the basis of initial assessments, WFP has estimated that around 150,000 people on the island of Nias are in need of food assistance.
4 April 2005

A DIFFICULT BUT HOPEFUL HOMECOMING

Ebba Kalondo, a WFP public information officer based in Rumbek, south Sudan, sent this e-card from the market town of Warawar in Bahr El Ghazal, a newly-peaceful area to which returnees are now streaming back.
1 April 2005

WFP RESPONSE TO SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE: LATEST

A landing craft is today discharging 300 metric tons of mixed food commodities - rice, canned fish, fortified biscuits, vegetable oi on Nias Island.
31 March 2005

Sudan: Helping the exiles return

In an article first published in the International Herald Tribune, WFP's Country Director in Sudan, Ramiro Lopes da Silva, calls on the international community to invest in southern Sudan's fledgling peace.
21 March 2005

FOOD AID AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Providing food aid to needy Afghans is a constant battle against the elements; after months of struggling through the snow, WFP has started urgent distributions to those affected by floods.