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2 March 2007

WFP lauds German move to boost aid for Afghanistan where more food aid is needed

WFP has welcomed the German government’s decision to increase aid for Afghanistan, citing the thousands of war-weary Afghans who remain in dire need of international help, food aid in particular.
1 March 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 1st March 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.
27 February 2007

Authorities arrest four men but WFP food aid ship still hijacked

WFP has said that Puntland authorities this morning arrested four men whom they say were part of a group that hijacked a WFP-contracted ship off the north eastern coast of Somalia.
27 February 2007

WFP welcomes US$20.8 million from Japan

The Government of Japan announced today a major contribution of US$20.8 million (JPY2.52 billion) to WFP which will assist millions of vulnerable and chronically food insecure people in 13 countries spread throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
23 February 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 22 February 2007

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

North Korea: a political agreement is reached, but still no response to the humanitarian crisis

While the breakthrough at the Six Party-talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) envisages renewed discussions on economic and humanitarian aid, there are to date no indications that critically needed shipments of food aid are to resume.
23 February 2007

WFP expands aid to victims of typhoon Reming in the Philippines

Continuing its assistance to victims of a typhoon which struck the Philippines in late 2006, the WFP has made available an additional 5,880 bags of rice (294 tons) for distribution to families that lost their homes to Typhoon Reming.
20 February 2007

New support in Afghanistan signals Canada's role as global leader in food aid

WFP has thanked the Canadian Government for a contribution of CDN$4.9 million for the purchase of 6,600 metric tons of food to assist tens of thousands of people affected by drought and conflict in Afghanistan.
19 February 2007

Mozambique floods: a natural disaster in slow motion

Mozambique is reeling from massive floods after the Zambezi river broke its banks. WFP spokesperson Michael Huggins took a trip to the disaster area.
19 February 2007

Saudi Arabia gives critical Guinea donation

WFP has thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a US$1 million donation to its operations in Guinea, where humanitarian needs have been accentuated as a result of the current unrestthat comes at a time when many people are struggling with loss of income and growing poverty rates.