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1 June 2006

WFP operational update: Timor Leste

WFP is providing highly fortified biscuits to 6,000 children and pregnant women in displaced people’s camps in and around Timor Leste's capital, Dili, to complement the government’s relief rations.
30 May 2006

WFP and Canada fighting hunger together

WFP Executive Director James Morris and Josée Verner, Canadian Minister of International Cooperation, discussed Canada’s support of the agency and how the country can help WFP respond to needs following Indonesia’s earthquake in a meeting on 29 May in Ottawa.
30 May 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: May 30

Following the Java earthquake, WFP is recommending general food distribution be provided for close to 100,000 people.
29 May 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: May 29

WFP aircraft leaves Brindisi UN Humanitarian Response Depot headed for Solo, Indonesia loaded with seven metric tons of high-energy biscuits from WFP and 32 tonnes of blankets, tents, generators, gerry cans, water pumps & purification units from the Italian Development Cooperation organization.
27 May 2006

WFP mobilises food and trucks to respond to Java quake

WFP is urgently mobilising relief staff and supplies in order to provide urgent aid to thousands affected by Saturday's massive earthquake near Yogyakarta, Central Java.
26 May 2006

Which Afghans will suffer as UN food aid funds run out?

Insecurity is increasing across Afghanistan as insurgents step up attacks against government and international forces. This violence is severely hampering humanitarian and development activities across much of the country
23 May 2006

Friends of WFP welcomes US$1 million gift for Darfur

Friends of the World Food Programme welcomed a $1 million gift this week from Pam Omidyar to support WFP’s food aid operations in Darfur, Sudan.
23 May 2006

Hope amid Malawi's Aids crisis

Last year, WFP's webeditor Chris Endean went on a mission to Malawi, reporting on the the HIV epidemic and the food crisis. In a follow up story, WFP spokesperson Patricia Lucas returns to the village of Njoho to see what has changed.
22 May 2006

WFP welcomes UN secretary general's contribution

WFP has welcomed a private donation of US$500,000 from the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for WFP’s emergency operation to provide food assistance to 2.7 million people in Darfur.
19 May 2006

From China to Chile the world unites against hunger

In a global effort to eradicate hunger, WFP has called on people in well over one hundred countries to take to the streets and “Fight Hunger: Walk the World” on Sunday 21 May.