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28 November 2005

May the forces be with us

Aid workers in earthquake-hit Pakistan have found the help of the army indispensable, writes WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge, in an article which first appeared on the Guardian Unlimited website.
28 November 2005

Rats plague Nicaragua's "children of the river"

Nicaragua's indigenous Miskito communities recently suffered an invasion of rats, which razed crops and left many without food, until WFP rations ran the Coco River rapids to reach them. WFP spokesperson Sabrina Quezada ...
23 November 2005

WFP feeds Honduran victims of Tropical Storm Gamma

WFP has distributed 645 metric tons of food to victims of Tropical Storm Gamma in Honduras, and plans to provide 1,750 metric tons of food over the next three months. WFP's country director says the operation might be expanded to help subsistence farmers who have lost their livelihoods.
22 November 2005

Japan helps WFP feed hurricane victims in Guatemala

WFP welcomes a contribution from the Government of Japan of US$200,000 to the agency’s emergency operation to feed the victims in Guatemala hit by Hurricane Stan.
21 November 2005

Food needed for 2.3 million quake survivors until April

Some 2.3 million people will require food assistance at least through April 2006, according to the latest emergency food security assessment conducted by WFP, UNICEF, and OXFAM.
17 November 2005

Faces of hunger in southeastern Mauritania

For several weeks in the middle of 2005, the world's attention was, unusually, focused on Niger; a marginalised, poverty-stricken West African nation struggling to cope with a food crisis that left many of its poorest rural families unable to provide for themselves.
17 November 2005

WFP welcomes USAID donation to Georgia operation

WFP welcomes a US$1.25 million donation from USAID’s Food for Peace programme which bridges a serious gap in food supplies that has been threatening WFP’s relief and recovery operation in Georgia.
16 November 2005

WFP increases food rations ahead of bitter winter

This story was taken from the website of the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). WFP has announced that it is increasing food ...
14 November 2005

'Quake Jumpers' reach people other aid workers can't

Teams of mountain experts known as 'Quake Jumpers' are being assembled to reach remote, earthquake-affected communities in Pakistan that aid workers have yet to access, and prepare them for the harsh Himalayan winter.
12 November 2005

Keeping earthquake survivors alive in Pakistan

On 8 October an earthquake struck Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing tens of thousands and leaving millions more desperately in need of aid, in tough and inhospitable terrain. WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge ...