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2 August 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

WFP plans two UN convoys to Tyre and Sidon; statement corrects August 2 WFP press release; fuel crisis deepens.
1 August 2006

Saudi Arabia donates US$2 million to Lebanon relief

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated US$2 million to support the food relief efforts of WFP in Lebanon.
31 July 2006

Eyewitness: WFP staff besieged in their Beirut office

When hundreds of angry protestors stormed the UN offices in Beruit on 30th July, WFP staff fled to the depths of the building as the mob trashed offices on floors above them. WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge was one of those trapped below ground…
31 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

The UN Country Team in Lebanon is finalising an operational plan outlining humanitarian needs and priorities based on information to date.
28 July 2006

Japan donates US$17 million to help WFP consolidate peace in Africa

WFP today welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan to donate US$17.3 million (JPY 2.01 billion) to assist the people of four African countries that are currently ravaged by conflict or drought.
27 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

WFP plans to increase people targeted with emergency food aid; the first UN relief convoy to leave Beirut since the start of the current crisis reaches Tyre.
23 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

Italian naval ship delivers WFP aid to Beirut; 500,000 people displaced by fighting; WFP finalising three-month emergency operation to help feed 310,000 of the most needy.
21 July 2006

Cyprus donates to WFP for the Palestinian Territories

WFP welcomes a donation of US$350,000 from the government of Cyprus for impoverished Palestinians suffering the effects of a faltering economy and restrictions on movement in the occupied Palestinian territories.
21 July 2006

WFP operational update: DR Congo

As insecurity rises ahead of DRC's election on July 30, WFP is distributing food aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northeast province of Ituri as well as returnees in Katanga province in the southeast.
20 July 2006

WFP operational update: oPt

WFP food aid continues to enter Gaza through the Karni crossing. From July 17-21, the agency delivered over 500 of wheat flour into Gaza, with another 1,505 due to enter next week.