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20 July 2007

Irish minister of foreign affairs visits UNHRD in Brindisi

The Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, today visited the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi.
19 July 2007

Gaza update: living in limbo

Gaza may be calm at the moment, but months of insecurity have taken their toll on its population and economy. Kirstie Campbell reports.
18 July 2007

Canadian donation boosts WFP's response to food crisis in Zimbabwe

WFP today welcomed a US$3.3 million (CDN$3.5 million) donation from the Government of Canada, which will help the agency scale up its operations in response to the looming food crisis in Zimbabwe.
17 July 2007

WFP Iran welcomes first ever donation from Qatar Airways

WFP welcomed on Tuesday a first ever donation of US$7,000 from Qatar Airways to WFP’s activities in Iran that assist over 30,000 Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the country.
17 July 2007

WFP welcomes US$26 million donation from the USA for Afghanistan

WFP today welcomed a US$26 million in-kind contribution from the United States Government to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people of Afghanistan.
14 July 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 14th July 2007

Ten countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.
10 July 2007

Cargill to Support 30,000 Indonesian Children through WFP for Nutrition, Health and Education Programme

Cargill has announced that it has committed US$3 million over three years in its global partnership with WFP to fund programmes to improve education and health and nutritional levels among school-age children in Bogor (West Java) and Madura (East Java).
6 July 2007

Climate change: the hungry on the front line

In an interview with WFP web writer Michelle Hough, Menghestab Haile' of WFP’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping unit explains why climate change is destined to hit the world's poor and hungry hardest.
6 July 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 6th July 2007

Ten countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.
4 July 2007

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 29 June 2007

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".