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14 February 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 14 February 2007

From Afghanistan to Haiti, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these crisis hotspots with WFP's operation update.
9 February 2007

Students and patients feel the effects of WFP cutbacks

WFP food aid for tens of thousands of TB patients, AIDS patients and orphans in Cambodia has run out after funds dried up. Read more in The Cambodia Daily.
8 February 2007

Turkey donates $2 million for WFP emergency operations in Africa

As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.
8 February 2007

WFP welcomes Spain's support for Cambodia's hungry, but more needed

WFP has warmly welcomed a critical and timely contribution of 500,000 euros (US$648,000) from the Government of Spain that will allow it to resume vital food assistance to more than one million poor and vulnerable Cambodians.
1 February 2007

WFP welcomes growing Japanese involvement in Africa

WFP has welcomed the growing role played by Japan – including the Japanese government, business, non-governmental organisations and citizens – in the fight against hunger in Africa.
31 January 2007

The changing face of famine

Despite China’s rapid economic growth and India’s healthy democracy, you could say that there’s one area where Africa beats the Asian giants: in the famine stakes. Dr Stephen Devereux, editor of the book “The New Famines” (Routledge 2006) talks to WFP web writer Michelle Hough about why Africa is on the frontline of the chronic hunger battle.
25 January 2007

Catalan cooperation agency supports WFP operation in DR Congo

WFP has welcomed a donation of more than US$300,000 from the Catalan Cooperation Agency for Development, an organisation of the Generalitat of Catalonia which governs this Spanish autonomous community.
25 January 2007

WFP welcomes historic donation from Tunisia

WFP has welcomed its first donation from Tunisia since 1997, which will go to assist impoverished people worldwide. WFP expressed the hope that the donation would set in motion a continuing and growing partnership with Tunisia.
25 January 2007

WFP welcomes US$1.3 million critical EU donation to Algeria

WFP has welcomed a US$1.3 million contribution from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) to theist operation to prvide food aid to Western Saharan refugees in Algeria.
24 January 2007

Egypt’s once-barren hills bear fruit with WFP's help

Mangoes and cantaloupes are springing up in the hills along the river Nile in a WFP-assisted project to help poor Egyptian farmers prosper. WFP spokesperson Khaled Mansour went to see the flourishing crops in the previously arid area.