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17 March 2006

Food aid helping TB recovery in Chechnya

Tuberculosis is on the rise in many countries after years of steady decline. People living in conflict zones, such as Chechnya, are particularly vulnerable as they face a daily battle against malnourishment and stress. Mia Turner tells us the story of Ruslan.
17 March 2006

WFP and Japan cement their partnership

WFP welcomes a food aid contribution of approximately US $12 million approved by the Government of Japan, as further evidence of the agency’s strong partnership with Japan to build peace and human security at the occasion of the third WFP-Japan annual consultation held in Tokyo yesterday.
14 March 2006

Drew Barrymore auction raises nearly £20,000

WFP has thanked actress Drew Barrymore and Marie Claire Magazine for focusing international attention on the plight of millions of hungry Kenyans who are currently in the grip of poverty and a deadly drought.
13 March 2006

Partnering with men to achieve gender equality

WFP has given the Catherine Bertini Award, presented annually on International Women’s Day, to its Zambia Country Office in recognition of efforts to promote partnership with men to achieve gender equality. WFP ...
7 March 2006

Uncertain future for quake survivors

Anwar Gul is a food aid monitor for WFP. He spends his days in the camps and villages where WFP delivers food to the survivors of the last October's South Asian earthquake. Here he reports on people's uncertain future.
6 March 2006

WFP to help Pakistan quake victims recover

WFP has announced it will provide assistance for the recovery of the most needy and vulnerable part of the population affected by the earthquake that hit Pakistan last October.
2 March 2006

Elisa and Tina Turner: voices of the "Invisible Children"

UN agencies WFP and UNICEF, together with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department for Development Cooperation, have welcomed the release of "Teach Me Again" by Elisa and Tina Turner, the theme song of the film ...
28 February 2006

WFP warns of break in food supplies to Afghanistan

WFP has called on donors urgently to provide funds to its Afghanistan operation, which is facing critical shortages in supplying food to 3.5million vulnerable Afghans.
24 February 2006

EU responds immediately to assist refugees in Algeria

In response to an urgent call for emergency funds to assist Sahrawi refugees, whose camps were hit by torrential rains and flooding earlier this month, WFP has announced that the European Commission (EC) has made an immediate donation of 400,000 Euros (US$ 500,000).
24 February 2006

Guatemalan women seek opportunities after hurricane

Guatemala is slowly getting back on its feet after the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Stan last November. A group of community women seek opportunities and a future in its aftermath.