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19 September 2007

USAID provides food values at US$14 million in emergency assistance for the conflict-displaced

The first consignment of emergency food assistance, part of a total donation valued at US$14 million, was handed over to the Government of Sri Lanka by United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake at a function held today at the Government warehouse complex at Orugodawatte.
14 September 2007

European Commission donates €500,000 for flood victims in Nepal

WFP has welcomed a €500,000 donation from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) to its emergency operations to feed flood-affected people in Nepal.
14 September 2007

Interview with Josette Sheeran: breaking the cycle of hunger

The means exist to cut by half the number of hungry people in the world; what is needed is greater political will in both beneficiary and donor countries, according to WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in an interview with eJournal USA.
13 September 2007

Renewed violence means tough life for DRC's displaced

The fragile peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been shaken by fresh fighting. WFP spokesperson Marcus Prior reports from the city of Goma in eastern DRC where tens of thousands of people have fled the unrest.
11 September 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 11 September 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.
11 September 2007

WFP food-for-work provides hope for Afghans

After violence and drought brought the Afghan village of Towhed Abad to its knees, a WFP food-for-work road building project has given people the hope that their lives will improve. Jackie Dent reports.
7 September 2007

Nick Farr-Jones editorial: Rugby can tackle world hunger

Rugby-World-Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones describes how sports people around the world should have a natural empathy towards hungry people caught up in the world's humanitarian crises. This editorial first appeared in the South China Morning Post
4 September 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 4 September 2007

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".
4 September 2007

WFP welcomes US$100,000 donation from Japan to Georgia

WFP welcomed a US$100,000 donation from Japan to support the agency’s relief and recovery operations in Georgia, including providing food assistance to some 8,000 of the most vulnerable people in the country.
31 August 2007

Major US donations welcomed for hungry poor in Africa and Asia

WFP hs welcomed major US government contributions for August totaling US$69 million, aimed at feeding people in seven countries confronting humanitarian challenges ranging from severe drought to civil conflict.