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9 June 2006

Seeking safety amid the violence of Timor Leste

In a small corner of the capital of Timor Leste, a nun is acting as bodyguard. Sister Guilhermina has confiscated dozens of swords, machetes and homemade weapons from men seeking to enter her compound where thousands of Timorese have sought asylum following recent unrest in the capital.
6 June 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: June 6

WFP is planning to feed 100,000 beneficiaries in June and July in the Yogyakarta province of Indonesia following the May 27 Java earthquake.
1 June 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: June 1

WFP is erecting Wickhall temporary warehouses in Bantul District today for use as a food storage and distribution point.
1 June 2006

WFP operational update: Timor Leste

WFP is providing highly fortified biscuits to 6,000 children and pregnant women in displaced people’s camps in and around Timor Leste's capital, Dili, to complement the government’s relief rations.
30 May 2006

WFP and Canada fighting hunger together

WFP Executive Director James Morris and Josée Verner, Canadian Minister of International Cooperation, discussed Canada’s support of the agency and how the country can help WFP respond to needs following Indonesia’s earthquake in a meeting on 29 May in Ottawa.
30 May 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: May 30

Following the Java earthquake, WFP is recommending general food distribution be provided for close to 100,000 people.
29 May 2006

WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: May 29

WFP aircraft leaves Brindisi UN Humanitarian Response Depot headed for Solo, Indonesia loaded with seven metric tons of high-energy biscuits from WFP and 32 tonnes of blankets, tents, generators, gerry cans, water pumps & purification units from the Italian Development Cooperation organization.
27 May 2006

WFP mobilises food and trucks to respond to Java quake

WFP is urgently mobilising relief staff and supplies in order to provide urgent aid to thousands affected by Saturday's massive earthquake near Yogyakarta, Central Java.
26 May 2006

Which Afghans will suffer as UN food aid funds run out?

Insecurity is increasing across Afghanistan as insurgents step up attacks against government and international forces. This violence is severely hampering humanitarian and development activities across much of the country
23 May 2006

Friends of WFP welcomes US$1 million gift for Darfur

Friends of the World Food Programme welcomed a $1 million gift this week from Pam Omidyar to support WFP’s food aid operations in Darfur, Sudan.