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Responding to Emergencies
4 April 2011

Cote d’Ivoire: Food Aid Helps Mother Of Leg Amputee Care For Her Son

Foan Theolile never imagined that a simple infection could cost her son his leg. Then fighting broke out across Cote d’Ivoire and, unable to find a doctor, they were forced to seek help in Liberia. Though too late to save his leg, at least now they have a safe place to wait out the conflict and food to eat while her son recovers.

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.

Statement
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.

WFP Ambassadors
1 April 2011

New Ambassador ‘Strombo’ Reports On Hunger In Pakistan

Canadian journalist and TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos wanted to see WFP’s work in the field before he agreed to be an Ambassador Against Hunger for the organization. So he went to flood-stricken Pakistan to learn all he could. His experiences are the subject of a TV special broadcast on Friday night. 

Logistics
31 March 2011

WFP Logistics: On The Front Lines In North Africa

WFP is using its logistics expertise to help the humanitarian community in North Africa assist the people fleeing -- and remaining in -- conflict-torn Libya. The agency is working in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi and on the Egyptian and Tunisian borders, organizing aid deliveries and building the pipeline to carry them. 

Responding to Emergencies
31 March 2011

Côte D'Ivoire: WFP Emergency Op Gets Food To Fleeing Ivorians

As political tensions continue to escalate in the Côte d'Ivoire, WFP has launched an emergency food operation in two countries to assist some 150,000 refugees who have the crossed the border into Liberia in addition to over 125,000 people displaced within Côte d'Ivoire itself.

ED - J.Sheeran
31 March 2011

WFP's Executive Director Visits Kenya

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran is currently on a 5-day trip to Kenya that includes a visit to the Dadaab refugee camps, one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world. Sheeran accompanies the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Executive Director of UN Women.

Logistics
30 March 2011

WFP In North Africa: Building The Communications Links

WFP's rapid response ICT teams are playing a critical role in ensuring that telecommunications are up and running to respond to the North Africa crisis. For IT assistant Hossam Metwally, the long days have paid off: he is seeing first-hand the importance of building the communications framework needed to deliver food aid.

Logistics
24 March 2011

Ex-Child Soldier Keeps Food Aid Moving In South Sudan

Not too long ago, Mark Diang was a child soldier in southern Sudan. Thankfully, he managed to leave that life behind and he now works for WFP as a security assistant. He recently received a special award from WFP for his critical role in negotiating safe passage for urgent food aid along a dangerous river route.

Responding to Emergencies
22 March 2011

WFP Bolsters Food And Logistics Support On Libyan Borders

WFP is stepping up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya's borders, while at the same time working to coordinate and strengthen logistics and telecoms for the humanitarian community as a whole.

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