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11 September 2006

WFP operational update: Sri Lanka

The total number of people newly displaced by the recent fighting between Sri Lankan government armed forces and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam) is estimated at 240,000 as of 4 September.
8 September 2006

Humanitarian photographer nominated for Visa d'or

WFP congratulated Bruno Stevens, internationally-acclaimed photographer, for being nominated for two awards in this year’s Visa pour l’image festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
8 September 2006

Peace a distant memory for IDPs in Sri Lanka

Violence has dogged northern Sri Lanka for some twenty years as the government and Tamil Tiger rebels clash. Many people have been internally displaced and driven into camps. "Our future is a big question mark," one woman tells WFP spokesperson, Sandra Bisin.
7 September 2006

International award for WFP's Ronaldinho video clip

A WFP-produced public service announcement (PSA) against hunger showing soccer star Ronaldinho about to eat a football with a knife and fork, has won a prize at the International Award for Sports Communication in Trieste.
5 September 2006

New WFP survey highlights health woes of Aceh schoolchildren

Primary school children in Aceh and Nias suffer from insufficient nutrition, inadequate health care and poor hygiene, provoking widespread parasitic infections and resulting in stunted physical growth and retarded intellectual development.
5 September 2006

Travelling the road to ruin in Lebanon - Part two

In the second part of a two-part blog, WFP spokesperson Peter Smerdon accompanies an aid convoy to south Lebanon, and sees the destroyed homes that returnees are coming back to.
1 September 2006

Bittersweet Beirut: resilience shines through at WFP food distribution

Lebanese in Beirut's southern suburbs show humour and resilience as they face rebuilding their lives and homes. David Orr attended a WFP food distribution and saw how people are coping.
1 September 2006

US donation stems cuts in refugee rations worldwide

With several of its refugee operations threatened by severe funding difficulties earlier this year, WFP has welcomed a cash donation of US$11.5 million from the US government’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.
31 August 2006

WFP to assist families affected by volcano eruption in Ecuador

WFP will distribute food rations among 25,000 people in the Andean region of Ecuador after the Tungurahua volcano –130 km south of the capital – erupted on 16 August leaving more than 100,000 people affected in six provinces.
30 August 2006

WFP revving up in the race against hunger

WFP's familar blue logo adorns the car of Indy Pro Series racing driver, Ryan Justice, reminding millions of racing fans of the issue of world hunger.