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Responding to Emergencies
29 June 2011

Hunger Looms Amid Drought In Horn Of Africa

Around 9 million people in the Horn of Africa need humanitarian assistance as severe drought combines with high food prices and conflict to push the poorest and weakest close to the edge of survival. WFP aims to reach two thirds of these with food assistance.

ED - J.Sheeran
4 April 2011

WFP Executive Director Sees Drought, New Tougher Controls In Somalia

On her first visit to Somalia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran met women and children in a camp for displaced people and witnessed the impact of a deepening drought on malnutrition rates among children and the elderly.

ED - J.Sheeran
3 April 2011

UN Presence In Giant Refugee Camp 'Vital', Says WFP Head

On the last leg of her five-day trip to Kenya, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran visited Dadaab, one of the biggest concentrations of refugees in the world. While there she spoke to some of the Somali women and children who had arrived in the camps after fleeing conflict in their own country.

2 April 2011

Horn Of Africa: "5 Million Driven Into Hunger"

The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in a statement released on Saturday.

Preventing Hunger
11 March 2010

WFP Ready To Respond To Somalia Allegations

WFP is ready to provide full assistance to any independent investigation into its food assistance operations in Somalia, where the agency aims to feed 2.5 million people in 2010.  "Our integrity is paramount," said Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

5 January 2010

WFP Facing Growing Humanitarian Challenge In Somalia

Rising threats and attacks on humanitarian operations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible for WFP to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia.
Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2009

Spain Doubles Aid To Help Ease Hunger Crisis In Horn

Spain is doubling its 2009 contribution to WFP to support the agency’s efforts to provide urgent food assistance to 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, where erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices have produced a prolonged hunger crisis.

Responding to Emergencies
18 November 2009

Hunger Lingers In Horn Of Africa Despite Rains

Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.

School Meals
3 September 2009

Beating All Odds, Refugee Girl Shines At School

As teenagers around the world think glumly about the return to school, there’s one in Kenya who sees her return as a triumph. And it is. After being raised in the world’s largest refugee camp, Fatuma Omar beat the odds to win a scholarship to Nairobi’s best girls’ school. Watch video

Food For Assets
28 August 2009

WFP v Man-Eating Crocodiles 1-0

A novel food assistance program in southern Somalia has succeeded in helping a poor community on the Juba river to protect itself and its cattle from voracious crocodiles. It's also creating more land for farming.


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