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2 October 2007

Journey down "Sheeran Street": WFP Executive Director discovers ancestral link to hunger

From her family's roots as subsistence farmers in 19th century Ireland to her work as head of the World Food Programme, Executive Director Josette Sheeran has come full circle -- as she discovered on a recent visit to the tiny hamlet of Slattamore in County Roscommon, Ireland.
1 October 2007

Fleeing Moghadishu to Somalia's shattered breadbasket

A downward spiral of violence, a poor harvest and economic problems spells a bleak future for the displaced in Jowhar. Peter Smerdon went to Kala camp and spoke to people who have fled the violence in Moghadishu.
28 September 2007

WFP welcomes vital USA assistance to crises in Africa, Asia and Latin America

WFP has welcomed US government contributions in September totaling US$110.7 million for the hungry poor in 11 countries from Latin America to Asia. Nearly half the resources were targeted to Sudan, home to WFP’s single-largest operation in the world.
25 September 2007

Flour fortification to reduce anaemia and birth defects

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has announced the commitment of US$3 million to WFP to work with the Egyptian Government on the fortification of wheat flour with folic acid and iron.
25 September 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 25-9-07

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.
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.