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14 December 2005

Mahmoud Yassin calls on Arab world to help Darfur

Film star Mahmoud Yassin today called on Arabs worldwide to provide more humanitarian assistance to millions of victims of conflicts in western Sudan’s Darfur region and South Sudan to help bolster the peace agreement for the South and peace talks in Darfur.
12 December 2005

The tragedy of Niger - a personal reflection

2005 will go down as a year of struggle, deprivation and death in the Sahel. Television pictures meant the world could no longer ignore Niger’s suffering, as food shortages took their toll in a region where poverty exerts ...
8 December 2005

Doha Round must deliver commerce with a conscience

Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, warns that the World Trade Organization's plans to ban in-kind donations of food aid could worsen the plight of the world's 852 million chronically hungry people.
8 December 2005

Fish farming in Uganda provides income and food

A fish-farming project set up in Uganda under WFP's Food for Assets programme has provided poor communities with a source of income - as well as fish. This article by Peter Nyanzi was first published on the website of The Monitor newspaper.
7 December 2005

Glimmer of hope in Nairobi slums

Food aid is vital to keeping destitute, HIV-positive parents and their children in Nairobi slums alive and together longer. WFP spokesperson Anja du Toit reports.
5 December 2005

Malawi's truckers cross the HIV/AIDS awareness border

A new centre set up by WFP and TNT at a busy border crossing between Malawi and Mozambique is providing information and medical advice to the truckers in transit, a high-risk mobile community. WFP spokesperson Stephanie Savariaud reports.
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 ...