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1 December 2006

WFP and Islamic relief in joint push to help poor and hungry

WFP has signed a landmark agreement with Islamic Relief Worldwide to increase cooperation on a diverse range of vital humanitarian operations delivering emergency food aid to the hungry and the poor.
1 December 2006

WFP staff cottoning on to AIDS awareness

WFP staff have discovered that skill with a needle and thread can translate itself into a global message with the unfurling of their World AIDS Day patchwork quilt at WFP’s Rome headquarters
30 November 2006

Running scared in Central African Republic

Fear and violence hold the people of the fertile Central African Republic hostage to hunger. Marcus Prior travels down a road of charred remains and looks at the great irony: how hunger and plenty can exist side by side.
28 November 2006

Dubai Government and corporations give US$10 million to fight hunger

WFP welcomes a generous US$10 million donation from the Government of Dubai and three leading UAE corporations.
27 November 2006

Malawian truckers: not such easy riders

WFP and partner, TNT, have joined the HIV/AIDS frontline in Malawi by opening a clinic for truckers to identify and treat sexually transmitted infections. Robin Landis, HIV/AIDS Programme Adviser at WFP, looks at how the Muyende Bwino pit stop helps this hard to reach group.
27 November 2006

Poland makes its largest donation ever to WFP

WFP has heralded Poland’s largest single donation of US $1 million to its operations in Afghanistan, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia and Tanzania.
27 November 2006

Saudi Arabia becomes leading donor, fighting hunger worldwide

WFP has praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a major increase in its support in 2006 to help WFP fight hunger worldwide.
27 November 2006

Uganda through the eyes of its children

Italian fashion group Benetton made a 100,000 euro donation to WFP to mark its 40th anniversary in October. School children in Uganda, whose schools will benefit from the money, drew these pictures and wrote these stories about their violent lives for Benetton's 'Colors' magazine.
24 November 2006

Kenya and Somalia flood overview

Attacks by crocodiles and snakes, disease from over-flowing latrines and hunger are just some of the challenges facing flood victims in parts of Kenya and Somalia following what are reportedly the heaviest rains in years.
17 November 2006

WFP and Greece team up for new advertising campaign and donation

In a first-of-its kind initiative, Hellenic Aid, the humanitarian and development agency of the Greek Government and WFP have teamed up in a major advertising campaign to publicise their partnership in fighting world hunger.