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3 August 2006

Media advisory: Princess Haya and WFP chief to meet displaced Lebanese in Syria

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, WFP’s Goodwill Ambassador, and James Morris, Executive Director of WFP, will make a one-day visit to Syria on Friday to meet Lebanese refugees who have fled the crisis in Lebanon.
3 August 2006

Statement on Gaza by United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory

The United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory are deeply alarmed by the impact continuing violence is having on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Gaza, which has resulted in a sharp decline in the humanitarian situation facing 1.4 million people, more than half of them children.
2 August 2006

Java tsunami: too scared to go home

It is two weeks since a tsunami hit Java's southern coast, but, some 10,000 people sheltering in IDP camps are still refusing to go back to their fully intact houses. As WFP's Barry Came discovered, after Indonesia's series of natural disasters, they are simply too scared to go home.
2 August 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

WFP plans two UN convoys to Tyre and Sidon; statement corrects August 2 WFP press release; fuel crisis deepens.
1 August 2006

Saudi Arabia donates US$2 million to Lebanon relief

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated US$2 million to support the food relief efforts of WFP in Lebanon.
31 July 2006

Eyewitness: WFP staff besieged in their Beirut office

When hundreds of angry protestors stormed the UN offices in Beruit on 30th July, WFP staff fled to the depths of the building as the mob trashed offices on floors above them. WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge was one of those trapped below ground…
31 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

The UN Country Team in Lebanon is finalising an operational plan outlining humanitarian needs and priorities based on information to date.
28 July 2006

Japan donates US$17 million to help WFP consolidate peace in Africa

WFP today welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan to donate US$17.3 million (JPY 2.01 billion) to assist the people of four African countries that are currently ravaged by conflict or drought.
27 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

WFP plans to increase people targeted with emergency food aid; the first UN relief convoy to leave Beirut since the start of the current crisis reaches Tyre.
23 July 2006

WFP operational update: Lebanon

Italian naval ship delivers WFP aid to Beirut; 500,000 people displaced by fighting; WFP finalising three-month emergency operation to help feed 310,000 of the most needy.