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28 February 2006

WFP warns of break in food supplies to Afghanistan

WFP has called on donors urgently to provide funds to its Afghanistan operation, which is facing critical shortages in supplying food to 3.5million vulnerable Afghans.
24 February 2006

EU responds immediately to assist refugees in Algeria

In response to an urgent call for emergency funds to assist Sahrawi refugees, whose camps were hit by torrential rains and flooding earlier this month, WFP has announced that the European Commission (EC) has made an immediate donation of 400,000 Euros (US$ 500,000).
24 February 2006

Guatemalan women seek opportunities after hurricane

Guatemala is slowly getting back on its feet after the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Stan last November. A group of community women seek opportunities and a future in its aftermath.
22 February 2006

Ireland provides 2.5 million euros for Horn of Africa

As the drought affecting the Horn of Africa intensifies,WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Ireland of 2.5 million euros, nearly US$3 million, for WFP’s operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa, where 6.25 million people are running out of food because of the failure of the last rains.
17 February 2006

Lauren Bush at first "War on Hunger" summit

After more than a year developing a student-led "War on Hunger" campaign, Auburn University is inviting other universities to join its partnership with WFP by hosting the first War on Hunger Summit from 17-19 February at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
7 February 2006

UN special envoy urges support for Malawi

James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, has applauded the support shown by donors in helping millions of Malawians survive a major food crisis.
1 February 2006

IAAF charity auction raises US$30,000 for UN agencies

An online charity auction of athletics memorabilia staged by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) raises over US$30,000 for WFP, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
31 January 2006

Poverty haunts Afghan security quest

As international donors meet in London to discuss efforts to rebuild Afghanistan, the director of the UN World Food Programme in Afghanistan, Charles Vincent, explains the importance of the talks for ordinary Afghans.
25 January 2006

Earthquake survivors battle through winter

Living in tents and dependent on food aid, the survivors of Pakistan's devastating October earthquake are battling a harsh winter. WFP spokesperson Caroline Chaumont reports. Hundreds of people flock down the mountain ...
16 January 2006

Difficult return for south Sudanese coming home

Sudanese displaced by the country's 21-year civil war have started their long and often dangerous journey home