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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.
15 March 2005

LONG-STANDING WFP DONOR VISITS PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA

Matt Peek, an American from Atlanta in Georgia, has been donating on average US$20 to WFP every month since 1991. He recently left the United States for the first time to visit Ethiopia, where he saw WFP School Feeding and Food for Work projects. He sent this e-card in which he describes his experiences.
15 March 2005

WFP FEEDS RECORD 1.6 MILLION PEOPLE IN DARFUR IN FEBRUARY

WFP delivered food to 1.6 million people in the western Sudan region of Darfur in February, a 34 percent increase over the number reached in January and the highest monthly total fed since the start of WFP’s Emergency Operation in April 2004.
14 March 2005

DARFUR FACES WORSENING HUNGER

Laura Melo, a WFP public information officer based in Kenya, sent this e-card after visiting camps for displaced people in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. This article first appeared on the BBC News web site.
7 March 2005

LIVING WITH LOCUSTS - THE BITTER IRONY OF MAURITANIA'S FOOD CRISIS

Marcus Prior, a WFP public information officer based in Senegal, sent this e-card describing how the worst locust invasion in 15 years has devastated the harvest in Mauritania, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of food aid.
23 February 2005

Le Pèlerin du Day

In an article first published by the Djibouti triweekly newspaper La Nation, WFP's Fatma Samoura describes the agony of the Day forest, which contains 60 percent of Djibouti's wildlife and flora and fauna.
15 February 2005

NFL STARS TOUCH DOWN IN TSUNAMI DISASTER ZONE

In February, stars of the National Football League (NFL) visited the tsunami disaster zone to support WFP in its efforts to deliver food to survivors.