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21 August 2006

WFP blog: after the ceasefire

In a special blog first published in the Guardian Unlimited, WFP spokesperson David Orr describes his journey with a UN food aid convoy through conflict-ravaged southern Lebanon.
18 August 2006

Extensive flooding in Ethiopia: WFP update

Extensive flooding due to heavy rains in Ethiopia has affected thousands of people, and the official death toll of 618 is likely to rise.
16 August 2006

Popcorn and Penelope Cruz help WFP put spotlight on global hunger

Cinema advertising company Popcorn puts its generosity where its heart is by sponsoring public service announcements starring film actress Penelope Cruz and soccer superstar Ronaldhino, to help raise awareness of the work done by WFP.
16 August 2006

WFP operational update: occupied Palestinian territories

Despite the relative reduction in hostilities in Gaza over the past week, WFP food remains a vital "band aid" for oPt's stricken economy.
11 August 2006

Sometimes science catches up with common sense

WFP Executive Director James Morris spoke to Canada's Ottawa Citizen about the importance of good nutrition when taking antiretroviral drugs to combat HIV/AIDS.
11 August 2006

Toronto AIDS: Real life stories of people living with HIV & hunger

An International AIDS Conference in Toronto on 13 – 18 August, gathers together experts and people living with HIV to discuss how to combat the deadly disease. WFP will illustrate the necessity of good nutrition in fighting the disease.
9 August 2006

Ethiopian floods drag whole families from their homes

A flood in the eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa has swept away homes, killing over 200 people and displacing many more. Melese Awoke looks at the impact of the disaster on one woman’s life.
9 August 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

WFP delivers one week's rations to Beirut IDPs; two ships en route to the Lebanon capital's port; convoy heads for Sidon.
8 August 2006

Beirut blog: a tale of two cities

Daytime Beirut has a deceptive air of normality. But look a little more closely and the signs are there, writes WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge in the second installment of his Beirut blog -- first published on The Guardian Unlimited website.
7 August 2006

France boosts WFP operation in Lebanon with cash and logistics support

WFP today welcomed a highly significant donation from the government of France of two million euros to provide immediate food assistance and logistical support to assist hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict in Lebanon.