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3 June 2005

KILLINGS, RAPE AND LOOTING: LIFE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The Democratic Republic of Congo is tortured by a culture of violence that spawns child soldiers, murderous militia and systematic rape. Casey Kauffman sent this e-card from amid the suffering. His account was first published in Guardian Unlimited.
31 May 2005

UN Special Envoy visits Zimbabwe

The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa visits Zimbabwe while WFP waits to hear whether the government will ask for international assistance to meet a food shortfall this year.
28 May 2005

Reunited rowing stars lose race but win help for tsunami survivors

WFP is the winner as Sir Steve Redgrave and his coxless four crew fail to repeat their 2000 Olympic triumph in a re-creation of the race, but succeed in raising money for children affected by last year's tsunami.
27 May 2005

SCHOOL MEALS ENCOURAGE CHILDREN IN EGYPT TO DREAM OF A BETTER FUTURE

In the oasis of Fayoum, 100 km south of Cairo, attendance at school is increasing and the performance of students improving thanks to WFP's school feeding programme. Mohamed Amasha reports.
25 May 2005

WFP LED RIVER SUPPLY MISSION RESUMES

An interagency crossline barge mission led by WFP from Malakal on the White Nile resumed on May 24. It will deliver food, agricultural inputs, educational materials and household supplies for the remainder of targeted villages along the Zeraf corridor following a temporary stoppage because of a disagreement in New Fangak on May 18.
24 May 2005

HIV/AIDS and poor weather drive Zambians to the edge

Lusaka, 24 May 2005 - HIV/AIDS and poor weather have combined to drive many Zambians already struggling to cope with chronic poverty, food insecurity and an ever increasing number of orphans to the limit, requiring a significant increase in international assistance over the year ahead, said James T. Morris, the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
24 May 2005

LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN MALAWI - UN SPECIAL ENVOY TAKES STOCK

The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa has visited a community support network, a food distribution and a hospital in Malawi, as he takes stock of how the country is coping with the spread of HIV/AIDS.
23 May 2005

UN SPECIAL ENVOY VISITS SCHOOL FOR THE VULNERABLE IN ZAMBIA

As part of his mission to Southern Africa, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs has visited a school in Chongwe in Zambia which aims to reduce illiteracy among orphaned and vulnerable children in the community.
18 May 2005

UN SPECIAL ENVOY SAYS TRIPLE THREAT MUST NOT PREVAIL IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

WFP's Executive Director James Morris is also the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
17 May 2005

VOICES BEGGING TO BE HEARD

Despite the efforts of the transitional government, the situation in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo remains volatile. Brutal attacks and rapes are widespread, and tens of thousands of people are displaced and living in fear. These are the stories of a few of them.