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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.
30 May 2007

WFP welcomes US$2 million donation from Russia to Armenia

WFP today warmly welcomed the delivery of 3,375 metric tons of wheat flour and 195 metric tons of vegetable oil, valued at US$2 million, donated by the Russian Federation to support WFP’s operation to assist some 110,000 beneficiaries in Armenia.
25 May 2007

Hunger's global hotspots:

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.
25 May 2007

U.S. donates millions to Bhutanese refugees, but shortfalls

WFP today welcomed a US$2 million donation from the United States to provide essential food aid to more than 108,000 Bhutanese refugees who have been in camps in eastern Nepal for the last 16 years.
25 May 2007

WFP hails donation to crucial humanitarian air operation

WFP has welcomed a €500,000 contribution from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department, ECHO, for the agency’s vital air service in support of its operations in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.
24 May 2007

Somalia: wars may end but their effects endure

The current violence in Somalia's capital may have abated, but its effects on people's lives will undoubtedly rage on for years to come. Fardusa Wali Elmi is still living in a Puntland camp 16 years after conflict in Somalia displaced her. She tells WFP spokesperson Anja du Toit how an easily-treatable disease devastated her family as she fled unrest in 1991.
23 May 2007

Sheryl Crow helps UN World Food Programme

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow is donating money raised from the sale of the first-ever images of her newly adopted son to the UN World Food Programme.
18 May 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 18th May 2007

From Afghanistan to Sudan, the weekly "Global hotspots" show you where WFP's challenges lie.