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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.
18 May 2007

Rallying Against Hunger: Jordan or bust

Over 100 vintage cars rolled out of Oberstaufen in Germany today, officially beginning the second 5,000-kilometre Allgaeu-Orient Rally against Hunger.
17 May 2007

Gaza: ripped apart by violence and in need of help

A combination of inter-factional violence and Israeli airstrikes have killed scores of people in Gaza over the past ten days. WFP spokesperson Kirstie Campbell looks at the impact of the conflict on the Palestinians who live there.
13 May 2007

The World is Walking: 13 May 2007

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in hundreds of cities worldwide to vote with their feet in support of WFP's 2007 Fight Hunger: Walk the World campaign. Follow the day's events around the clock through our newsblog.
11 May 2007

Fresh donations signal end to Uganda ration cuts

WFP has welcomed a €5 million donation from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and said it and other contributions would allow rations for 1.28 million displaced people in Uganda to be restored to normal levels.
11 May 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 11 May 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.