Nairobi WFP warns that while the attention of the media has focused heavily on the continuing humanitarian emergency in the Darfur region of western Sudan, the food outlook for southern Sudan in 2005 looks fairly bleak.
Rome - With a generous donation from its first and largest corporate partner - the global mail, express and logistics company TPG N.V. - WFP will transport high-energy biscuits to Sudan this weekend to help feed thousands of children caught up in the conflict-ridden Darfur region.
WFP delivered food aid on June 11 to some of the most isolated villages in the mountainous Mapou district of south-eastern Haiti, for the first time since floods devastated the region two weeks ago, leaving thousands of people cut off and in desperate need of assistance.
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - WFP expresses concern over the excalating insecurity in Haiti which could affect the nutritional status of as many as 268,000 WFP beneficiaries if food aid deliveries to the north and northwest of the country do not resume within the coming week.
Rome - In an effort to address the dire socioeconomic conditions in the Palestinian Territories, WFP -- in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture -- purchases 416 MT of olive oil, at a value of US$1.3 million, from 2600 Palestinian farmers.