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14 November 2005

'Quake Jumpers' reach people other aid workers can't

Teams of mountain experts known as 'Quake Jumpers' are being assembled to reach remote, earthquake-affected communities in Pakistan that aid workers have yet to access, and prepare them for the harsh Himalayan winter.
12 November 2005

Keeping earthquake survivors alive in Pakistan

On 8 October an earthquake struck Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing tens of thousands and leaving millions more desperately in need of aid, in tough and inhospitable terrain. WFP spokesperson Robin Lodge ...
8 November 2005

Escaping the past: the widows of Herat

Known as the "City of Cherished Martyrs", Herat bears the scars of 25 years of conflict. But thanks to new projects to improve literacy and self-reliance, some of the city's widows are finding ways to escape the past, as ...
4 November 2005

Hunger in the mountains: clock ticks for quake survivors

After last month's earthquake, the mountain communities of Pakistan-administered Kashmir are struggling to survive without food or shelter. With just a few weeks to go before they are cut off by winter, their future hangs ...
2 November 2005

Frustration grows among desperate quake survivors

The Neelum Valley was at the epicentre of the earthquake that shattered Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir on 8 October, and is now all but cut off from the outside world. WFP spokesperson David Orr sent this ...
2 November 2005

Nothing left, and no aid on the way: Zambian lives in peril

Introduction WFP has warned that the lives of many Zambians could be in peril, as the number of people needing food assistance in the country has climbed to at least 1.7 million, due to crop failure and rising food ...
2 November 2005

WFP welcomes Turkey's donation to earthquake relief

WFP welcomes a US$750,000 cash contribution from the government of Turkey to help provide food assistance to the survivors of the massive earthquake that hit Pakistan earlier this month.
1 November 2005

Helicopter lifeline under threat in earthquake zone

More than three weeks after the devastating earthquake that has claimed at least 58,000 lives, helicopters remain a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of survivors in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
31 October 2005

Tropical Storm Beta dissipates over Nicaragua

Highlights On the night of 30 October, tropical storm Beta dissipated over Nicaragua. The National System of Disaster Prevention (SINAPRED) and the National Civil Defense inform that as of 31 ...
28 October 2005

Aid package for Africa shows Japan's growing role

WFP has welcomed an aid package totalling JPY1.28 billion (US$11.33 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of seven countries in Africa. The ...