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20 August 2007

Gazans face the progressive collapse of their economy

Arnold Vercken, WFP Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, has warned of a progressive collapse of the Gazan economy as a result of border restrictions and a breakdown of services. WFP oPt spokesperson Kirstie Campbell reports
16 August 2007

North Korea's flooded 'rice bowl'

Following a visit to flooded areas of North Korea, WFP's acting country director, Michael Dunford, tells the BBC news website what he saw and how the floods are affecting a country already dependent on food aid.
10 August 2007

Nine-year-old Hunger Essay winner to visit WFP

Nine-year-old Nicole Ribeiro will visit the World Food Programme's headquarters in Rome as a reward for winning a Hunger Essay competition run for schools in the district of Guarulhos in Brazil's State of São Paulo.
10 August 2007

Refugee to rapper: an interview with Emanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal's rise from refugee status to world-renowed rapper is an inspiration to African children. In this exclusive interview with WFP's Jennifer Mizgata, the former child soldier from southern Sudan explains why education holds the key to unlocking the potential of the world's poor and hungry people.
7 August 2007

WFP sends food to stranded flood victims in South Asia

WFP has begun distributing high energy biscuits and other food to victims of severe flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan and is preparing to step up its operations if requested by governments.
3 August 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 3 August 2007

From Afghanistan to Sudan, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these hotspots with WFP's weekly operational priorities update.
2 August 2007

Plaquer la faim : Le compte à rebours a commencé

Le coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2007 sera donné le 7 septembre. Jusqu’au 20 octobre, des millions de supporters vivront au rythme de leurs équipes favorites jusqu’à la finale qui consacrera la meilleure d’entre elles.
2 August 2007

WFP thanks Luxembourg for prioritising emergency preparedness

WFP has praised The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for its decision to allocate a set amount of its humanitarian budget to improving emergency preparedness in developing countries.
1 August 2007

Large new contribution to WFP reaffirms Japan's growing commitment to Africa

WFP thanked Japan for a generous US$26 million donation from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict and natural disasters in seven countries, mainly in Africa.
1 August 2007

Tackle Hunger: the countdown begins

When the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8, rugby fans will not just learn which is the best team in the world but also what is the biggest threat to global health.