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5 January 2006

Emergency assessment team heads for Kenya drought zone

With eastern and northern Kenya reeling from a second successive poor rainy season, WFP and its humanitarian partners are this week sending an emergency assessment team to the worst-hit pastoral and agricultural districts to determine how many people urgently require food aid.
28 December 2005

WFP Mozambique welcomes vessel with Japanese rice

WFP welcomes the arrival of the M/V Asian Hope, carrying 5,250 metric tons tonnes of rice from the Japanese Government to support Mozambicans affected by the drought.
22 December 2005

Libya's desert corridor - realising a logistical dream

Libya presents a desert corridor to sub-Saharan Africa, where WFP contends with some of the worst food crises in the world. When UN sanctions against the country were lifted in 2003, tranporting aid through Libya finally ...
22 December 2005

Southern Africa's children face a New Year of hunger

While much of the rest of the world feasts over the holiday season, more than nine million southern Africans face an uncertain future in 2006 because WFP lacks the funding to deliver enough food aid to the hungriest in the region.
21 December 2005

WFP welcomes Algerian rice donation for Mozambique

WFP has welcomed two vessels carrying 7,500 tonnes of rice from the Algerian Government to support Mozambicans affected by the drought.
19 December 2005

WFP and Japan business giant unite to end child hunger

On a 24-hour visit to Japan, the Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, has paid tribute to the extraordinary leadership extended by Uichiro Niwa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Japan Association for the ...
17 December 2005

WFP hails voluntary return of Sudan refugees from Kenya

WFP welcomes the first official voluntary repatriation by the UN refugee agency UNHCR to southern Sudan from Kakuma Camp in northeastern Kenya with the departure of some 150 refugees by road and air.
16 December 2005

Low rainfall triggers alarm at Kenya food crisis

WFP warns that the number of people needing food aid in Kenya would rise considerably from the current 1.1 million to possibly as many as 2.5 million because of the failure of the short rains in many eastern and northern districts of Kenya.
16 December 2005

South Asia earthquake - operational update

Update on WFP's operations in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, including background information, coordination with the Pakistan government, implementation overview, logistics, UN Humanitarian Air Service update, constraints and priorities.
16 December 2005

WFP welcomes Japan's aid package for Africa

WFP welcomes an aid package totalling JPY 940 million (US$7.9 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of five countries in Africa.