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18 August 2011

Former Refugee Now An Aid Worker Helping The Hungry In Ethiopia

Fethi Mohammed knows what it's like to be a refugee. When he was young, his family fled from political turmoil in Ethiopia. Today, he's back in his native country delivering food to those in need.

WFP Ambassadors
17 August 2011

Drew Barrymore Visits Drought-Stricken Kenya

Drew Barrymore wanted to see it with her own eyes; she wanted to come back to the country she grew to love and see how she could help change the lives of the women and children.
Responding to Emergencies
12 August 2011

Highlights From The Horn Of Africa Tweetup

WFP recently held a live "tweetup" on the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa featurning five staff members in the field who answered questions from the public on the popular microblogging site, Twitter. Here are some of the highlights from the event.

10 August 2011

Tweetup On The Horn Of Africa

WFP is hosting a tweetup on the situation in the horn of Africa on Thursday, August 11 at 1:00pm ET. Five staff members currently in the region will be answering your questions and talking about what it’s like to be on the frontlines of an escalating hunger crisis. Join the conversation at #HoACrisis

Responding to Emergencies
9 August 2011

WFP Rushes Food To Millions Of Hungry In The Horn Of Africa

Since the beginning of July, WFP has reached nearly 8 million people in the Horn of Africa with food assistance. WFP is targeting 11.5 million people out of more than 13 million people affected by drought and famine in the region, with governments and other partners supporting the rest.

Responding to Emergencies
8 August 2011

WFP Provides Lifeline to Somali Refugees in Southern Ethiopia

To escape the famine in southern Somalia, Muslimo, 15, carried her baby across the desert, walking for days without food and water to arrive exhausted at the Kobe refugee camp in Ethiopia. To help them rebuild their strength, WFP is providing refugees like Muslimo with a complete food basket in addition to specialised nutrition products tailored to the needs of small children.

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.


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