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30 March 2007

Netherlands commits Euro 82 million to food emergencies

The Government of the Netherlands has made its first-ever multi-year donation to WFP, committing Euro 27.2 million each year from 2007 until 2009.
30 March 2007

WFP lauds Poland's growing support in helping to end world hunger

WFP has warmly welcomed Poland’s increased support for WFP in addition to its firm commitment to boost contributions towards the eradication of hunger and poverty around the world.
28 March 2007

Education the key: from a refugee camp to Princeton

The combination of food and education can change lives - if, like Abass Mohamed you make the most of your opportunities. WFP intern Jennifer Mizgata tells us how Abass swapped a Kenyan refugee camp for one of the world's most exclusive universities - Princeton.
27 March 2007

Mali's Silent Hunger

The international community has difficulty relating to the chronic hunger prevalent in western Mali. The World Food Programme (WFP) is alone in helping the people, writes Lars Zbinden Hansen, in the Danish newspaper “Information”.
26 March 2007

WFP hails generous donation from Saudi Arabia to Mauritania

WFP has hailed a second generous donation in the space of seven months from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its operation in Mauritania, which is strongly directed towards saving young children from the ravages of malnutrition.
23 March 2007

Hunger's global hotspots

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.
22 March 2007

Laos: a road out of the wilderness with WFP's help

The Hmong people live without running water and electricity in the isolated hills of Laos. WFP intern Anke Kampshreur went to see a road project which is paving the way to the outside world.
21 March 2007

Pakistan: building blocks of the future

In October 2005, the Pakistan earthquake pulverised buildings into concrete pancakes and killed an estimated 73,000 people. Amjad Jamal looks at a WFP initiative to help build quake-resistant buildings.
19 March 2007

WFP lauds support from Japan to three of Africa's least developed countries

WFP has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it intends to donate US$5.7 million (JPY 670 million) to assist more than 1.5 million chronically hungry people in three of Africa’s least developed countries: Somalia, Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe.

16 March 2007

DJ BoBo blog from Ethiopia

WFP National Ambassador, DJ BoBo, swaps his native Switzerland for the heat of Ethiopia in a trip to check out WFP's work in the region. WFP spokesperson, Simon Pluess, was with him.