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5 December 2005

Nissan vehicles boost WFP's aid efforts in Indonesia

WFP has welcomed its first-ever donation from Nissan Motors of 12 new Terrano, Serena and Frontier vehicles, which will greatly enhance the agency’s ability to provide food to people in need across Indonesia. The ...
1 December 2005

Benin's bridge of hope - seeing is believing

The collapse of a bridge in northern Benin created a massive bottleneck in one of WFP's key supply lines for getting food aid into Niger, and presented a serious logistical challenge. But with a partnership-based approach and pure hard work, the problem was soon solved, as WFP spokesperson Marcus Prior reports.
1 December 2005

On the road in Myanmar - spreading awareness, not HIV

A huge variety of cargoes is carried along the roads and rivers of Myanmar, and along with them infectious diseases such as HIV. As one of the major transporters in the country, WFP has introduced HIV awareness sessions for its staff to try to stop the spread.
1 December 2005

Tsunami one year on: stories from the field

Stories from tsunami survivors, November-December 2005 One year after the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, WFP continues to provide aid to almost one million people across the disaster zone. These are some ...
1 December 2005

Tsunami one year on: UN Humanitarian Air Service

Facts and figures As part of its response to the tsunami, WFP launched a Special Operation – valued at US$42.5 million – to provide air support for humanitarian organisations directly involved in tsunami ...
1 December 2005

Tsunami: WFP operation overview

The immediate response: saving the survivors In the early hours of the 26th of December, 2004, reports began to emerge of an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia and giant waves that had crashed onto shorelines across ...
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.