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5 September 2005

Fleeing murder, arson and rape - DRC refugees struggle to make a new start

Flight into Uganda Past and ongoing fighting in Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, the Horn of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen some 241,000 refugees flee into Uganda since 1988. Under a "Self ...
5 September 2005

Netherlands' donations to WFP top US$100 million in 2005

WFP has hailed the Netherlands for contributing more than US$100 million in 2005 to feed hungry people (mainly in Africa) and praised the type of donations for providing the flexibility required so food swiftly reaches ...
1 September 2005

Double trouble for a hungry family in South Sudan

WFP Public Information Officer Simon Crittle finds thousands of families who were displaced by Sudan’s devastating civil war have returned home to a rain-starved region where malnutrition is on the rise.
26 August 2005

What makes a world class crisis: Niger's 'invisible' emergency

In an article first published in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, former WFP nutritionist Patrick Webb argues that Niger's ongoing hunger crisis shows the classic symptons of a "silent emergency".
23 August 2005

Free food distributions continue in Niger

Large-scale distributions of life-saving food aid continue in Niger, as WFP and its partners endeavour to reach a total of 2.65 million people battling hunger under a first-round general emergency distribution.
16 August 2005

WFP increases Mali appeal to help 175,000 children under five

WFP has increased its emergency appeal for Mali in order to feed an additional 175,000 children in the hardest-hit parts of the country and avoid it slipping into a humanitarian crisis similar to neighbouring Niger. ...
16 August 2005

WFP pre-positions food in Gaza for Palestinians affected by Israeli withdrawal

Israel has withdrawn military forces and evacuated Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and the northern part of the West Bank. Concerned that the pullout might cause logistical problems, WFP pre-positioned enough food in the Gaza Strip to feed the 156,000 Palestinians who benefit from WFP rations until the end of October.
15 August 2005

Soccer's Ronaldinho joins the fight against child hunger

Barcelona, 14 August 2005 - Soccer's reigning World Player of the Year Ronaldinho, the charismatic Brazilian renowned for his smile and his ability to score jaw-dropping goals, is to use his global celebrity to help WFP in its fight against child hunger, the agency has announced.
13 August 2005

IAAF ambassadors call for a better world

Double heptathlon world champion Carolina Klüft of Sweden together with former Olympic sprint relay champion Debbie Ferguson of the Bahamas are supporting a newly introduced IAAF humanitarian project, Athletics for a ...
12 August 2005

WFP increases aid to Sudan as food shortages intensify

At the height of the annual ‘hunger gap’ and rainy season, WFP is particularly concerned about the chronically impoverished regions of Bahr El Ghazal in the South, and the Kordofans in central Sudan and Red ...