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25 September 2007

One day in Mogadishu

WFP’s newly appointed Deputy Country Director in Somalia Denise Brown writes about her first visit to Mogadishu. For security and logistics reasons, the WFP office for Somalia is based in Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya. WFP has 11 field offices in Somalia.
21 September 2007

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein becomes Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, First Lady of Dubai, as United Nations Messenger of Peace.
21 September 2007

Republic of Korea contributes US$100,000 donation to WFP Laos to alleviate village food shortages

WFPhas welcomed a critical contribution from the Republic of Korea for WFP food assistance for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
19 September 2007

Floods across sub-Saharan Africa hit 1.5 million people

From West to East, some 1.5 million people have been caught in Africa's worst floods in decades. Use our quick guide to see how WFP is responding, region by region, country by country.
19 September 2007

USAID provides food values at US$14 million in emergency assistance for the conflict-displaced

The first consignment of emergency food assistance, part of a total donation valued at US$14 million, was handed over to the Government of Sri Lanka by United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake at a function held today at the Government warehouse complex at Orugodawatte.
14 September 2007

European Commission donates €500,000 for flood victims in Nepal

WFP has welcomed a €500,000 donation from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) to its emergency operations to feed flood-affected people in Nepal.
14 September 2007

Interview with Josette Sheeran: breaking the cycle of hunger

The means exist to cut by half the number of hungry people in the world; what is needed is greater political will in both beneficiary and donor countries, according to WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in an interview with eJournal USA.
13 September 2007

Renewed violence means tough life for DRC's displaced

The fragile peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been shaken by fresh fighting. WFP spokesperson Marcus Prior reports from the city of Goma in eastern DRC where tens of thousands of people have fled the unrest.
11 September 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 11 September 2007

From Afghanistan to Sudan, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these hotspots with WFP's weekly operational priorities update.
11 September 2007

WFP food-for-work provides hope for Afghans

After violence and drought brought the Afghan village of Towhed Abad to its knees, a WFP food-for-work road building project has given people the hope that their lives will improve. Jackie Dent reports.