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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.
29 August 2006

Travelling the road to ruin in Lebanon - Part one

Following the recent conflict in Lebanon, WFP convoys loaded with tons of food and other relief supplies have left Beirut and Tyre daily to help hundreds of thousands of people struggling to rebuild their lives in the south of the country. WFP spokesperson Peter Smerdon joined one such convoy on 26 August.
22 August 2006

Hunger and terror lurk in the green fields of DRC

Unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo has not abated following the disarming of militias ahead of recent ground-breaking elections. As Stephanie Savariaud illustrates, post-war fighting still uproots many and creates food insecurity in this green and lush country.
22 August 2006

WFP operational update: Sri Lanka

Conflict returned to Sri Lanka in early August, with continuous fighting reported in the areas of Jaffna to the north and Trincomalee in the east. WFP is assisting those displaced.
21 August 2006

WFP blog: after the ceasefire

In a special blog first published in the Guardian Unlimited, WFP spokesperson David Orr describes his journey with a UN food aid convoy through conflict-ravaged southern Lebanon.
18 August 2006

Extensive flooding in Ethiopia: WFP update

Extensive flooding due to heavy rains in Ethiopia has affected thousands of people, and the official death toll of 618 is likely to rise.
16 August 2006

Popcorn and Penelope Cruz help WFP put spotlight on global hunger

Cinema advertising company Popcorn puts its generosity where its heart is by sponsoring public service announcements starring film actress Penelope Cruz and soccer superstar Ronaldhino, to help raise awareness of the work done by WFP.