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29 June 2006

HIV/AIDS and hunger in Southern Africa

HIV/AIDS is aggravating chronic hunger in southern Africa and despite better harvests across the region, more than three million people will remain short of basic food supplies through to December.
27 June 2006

Saving former child soldiers from Afghan terror groups

Former child soliders in Afghanistan are being called to lay down their arms ....and take up sewing. Richard Lee reports on a WFP and UNICEF-led project which teaches young men the trade of tailoring to keep them away from violence and on track for a brighter and more prosperous future.
26 June 2006

Record-breaking swim for Indonesia quake effort

Dodging stinging jellyfish and tackling choppy seas, marathon swimmer Monte Monfore has set a new world record off the coast of Central Java to highlight WFP’s efforts to help last month’s earthquake survivors.
22 June 2006

Egyptian footballer Aboutrika plays against hunger

Egyptian soccer player, Mohamed Aboutrika is to use his celebrity status to help WFP in its fight against child hunger, the agency has announced.
21 June 2006

An SOS phone text from a disaster zone

The mobile phone bleeped twice in the London offices of WFP and shuddered briefly. A cancelled meeting? A free mobile upgrade? No. This time, an appeal, direct from a disaster zone in the Horn of Africa.
20 June 2006

Palestinians reach out for a lifeline

Ahmad and many children like him who can be seen rummaging through garbage cans in Gaza, are part of a serious humanitarian crisis unfolding in the occupied Palestinian territory. Mia Turner tells us about the gravity of the situation.
16 June 2006

Lithuania makes first WFP donation for Indonesia quake

The Government of Lithuania has made its first ever donation to WFP, providing US$37,000 in response to the massive earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Java last month.
15 June 2006

East Sudan: a forgotten crisis

Ask most people where the crises are in Sudan, and they will say Darfur and the south. But the east of the country is also living its own silent crisis, which has been largely ignored by the world.
9 June 2006

Rebuilding following the Java quake: where to begin?

Samiono lost his home and mother in the Java earthquake. With his face bruised and bandaged, he stands amidst the wreckage of his home and wonders how he can rebuild his home and his live. WFP spokesperson Barry Came reports.
9 June 2006

Seeking safety amid the violence of Timor Leste

In a small corner of the capital of Timor Leste, a nun is acting as bodyguard. Sister Guilhermina has confiscated dozens of swords, machetes and homemade weapons from men seeking to enter her compound where thousands of Timorese have sought asylum following recent unrest in the capital.