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Responding to Emergencies
3 August 2011

Video Diary: 7 Days In Dadaab

WFP Web Editor Martin Penner recently spent a week in Dadaab, Kenya where over 1,000 people are arriving everyday to escape famine in southern Somalia. During his stay, Martin recorded his experiences in a video diary to help people understand what it's like to live and work in the world's largest refugee camp.

Responding to Emergencies
29 July 2011

WFP Scaling Up Operations In Horn Of Africa

Amid a worsening hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, WFP is moving quickly to feed 11.5 million people across the region. Airlifts have begun delivering food to the Somalia capital of Mogadishu and areas in the country’s famine-hit south, while WFP ramps up support for refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Preventing Hunger
28 July 2011

A Year After Floods, Pakistan Families Get Back On Their Feet

One year ago, torrential monsoon rains unleashed a wave of flooding across Pakistan in what would become the worst natural disaster in its history. In response, WFP mounted a huge relief operation to assist over 8.7 million people. Today, flood victims are getting back on their feet with the help of food-based programmes designed to help them rebuild.

28 July 2011

WFP Concerned About Incorrect Reports Regarding Food Stocks In Mogadishu Warehouses

WFP is very concerned about the incorrect and damaging perception generated by inaccurate television reports regarding food stocks in Mogadishu warehouses allegedly not being distributed.

ED - J.Sheeran
25 July 2011

World Must Act Now To Avert Catastrophe In Horn Of Africa, Says WFP Executive Director

A hunger crisis engulfing the Horn of Africa could become a wider catastrophe unless immediate action is taken, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran warned delegates an emergency meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

ED - J.Sheeran
24 July 2011

Entire Generation At Risk In Horn Of Africa, Says WFP Executive Director

World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran says WFP is considering every option to reach more than 2 million people who are currently inaccessible inside southern Somalia, including airlifts of food.

Responding to Emergencies
22 July 2011

Horn Of Africa: 10 Ways You Can Help

More than 11 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food assistance and WFP needs your help to get it to them. Here are 10 things absolutely anyone can do to help us save lives.

Responding to Emergencies
15 July 2011

WFP Executive Director Briefs Board On Horn Of Africa Crisis

WFP’s preparations for the current drought in the Horn of Africa have already saved many lives thanks to the greater resilience of the threatened population, Executive Director Josette Sheeran told the WFP Board at an informal briefing in Rome on Friday.

Disaster Risk Reduction
13 July 2011

Boy Flees Somalia Alone, Plans To Return As Doctor

Dawude, 15, abandoned his home in Somalia and embarked on a lonely four-day walk to the Kenyan border and the Dadaab refugee camp where WFP is providing food assistance to refugees. He is one of thousands fleeing conflict and drought in southern Somalia.

Preventing Hunger
11 July 2011

Bolivia: Poor Farmers Find Way To Help Feed Local Children

A dairy processing plant set up with EU funding in the Bolivian highlands is helping fight hunger and malnutrition in two ways. By supplying cheese and yoghurt to local schools, it helps keep local kids well nourished. But it also means the farmers who run the plant are now economically better off, and therefore more 'food secure'.


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