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20 June 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 15th 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".
18 June 2007

WFP delivers Saudi dates to WFP beneficiaries in Syria

WFP has thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 720 metric tons of dates donated to support WFP’s beneficiaries in Syria.
16 June 2007

WFP welcomes French airlift to eastern Chad

WFP today welcomed France’s offer to airlift life-saving humanitarian assistance to a growing number of Sudanese refugees and displaced Chadians living in an increasingly precarious situation.
12 June 2007

WFP welcomes €2 million donation from EU to Egypt

WFP today welcomed a contribution €2 million (US$2.7 million) from the European Commission (EC) for development projects for Bedouin communities in the Sinai, northeast of Egypt.
8 June 2007

Canoes penetrate Guinea Bissau's swamps bearing food

For villagers nestled in Guinea Bissau's mangrove swamps, WFP's canoes bearing food are a welcome sight when stocks run low. Hilary Heuler looks at how WFP Logistics adapt to any terrain so they can help the hungry.
8 June 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 8 June 2007

WFP delivers food in the most challenging environments on earth. It is often in these situations, where conflict, disasters and poverty have ripped apart families and society that people need most help. The weekly Global Hotspots look at WFPs priority operations.
7 June 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 1 June 2007

Hungry people across the globe in desperate situations are reliant on WFP food. Here are this week's global hotspots.
5 June 2007

UN emergency fund gives US$3 million for Somalia aid flights

WFP today thanked the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for a US$3 million contribution that will save costs in flying passengers and cargo in and around Somalia as well as provide funding to rehabilitate a key airstrip in the war-torn country.
4 June 2007

EC €5 million donation avoids ration cuts for 273,000 refugees in Tanzania

WFP today welcomed a €5 million contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) that has staved off new cuts in rations for 273,000 refugees in Tanzanian camps.
30 May 2007

Canadian support for feeding the hungry in Afghanistan

WFP has issued a statement with reference to recent questions regarding food assistance to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.