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29 September 2005

One O'Clock's luck - returning to south Sudan

WFP public information officer Anja Du Toit tells the story of one young returnee to south Sudan who was lost and found on the journey home. This article first appeared on the Guardian Unlimited website. One O’Clock, or ...
26 September 2005

Chechen women - strength in the face of tragedy

The rise and fall of Chechnya The people of war-torn Chechnya can still remember when they were not so desperate. They lived in a land with a soaring local economy, thanks to oil production which peaked at 21 ...
22 September 2005

When disasters hit rich, poor nations

Images from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina are almost identical to those from Haiti after Tropical Storm Jeanne struck one year ago. The lives of many of the victims in Gonaïves are still in ruins, says Pedro Medrano, WFP's Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, in an article which first appeared in the Miami Herald.
16 September 2005

Japan makes major contribution to southern Sudan

WFP has welcomed a major contribution of US$10 million from the Japanese Government to WFP to repair key transportation routes in post-conflict southern Sudan to help people get back on their feet. The Government of Japan ...
16 September 2005

Venezuela joins fight against hunger in West Africa

WFP has welcomed a donation by the Government of Venezuela of US$3 million to fight hunger in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, three food-insecure countries affected by prolonged droughts and the worst locust invasion ...
14 September 2005

Life after Jeanne: one year on from the floods in Haiti

Storm-battered Gonaïves One year after tropical storm Jeanne hit the coastal town of Gonaïves in northern Haiti, the huge task of rebuilding the homes and livelihoods of thousands of people remains. The floods ...
13 September 2005

Eight ways to change individual lives

Putting faces to the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals At the 2005 World Summit on 14-16 September, more than 170 heads of state will meet at UN headquarters in New York to discuss what the world ...
7 September 2005

Helping them through drought

In a part of Uganda where drought is the norm, WFP is trying to provide meals for the people of Karamoja, writes Peter Nyanzi in an article first published in the Daily Monitor newspaper.
5 September 2005

Fleeing murder, arson and rape - DRC refugees struggle to make a new start

Flight into Uganda Past and ongoing fighting in Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, the Horn of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen some 241,000 refugees flee into Uganda since 1988. Under a "Self ...
5 September 2005

Netherlands' donations to WFP top US$100 million in 2005

WFP has hailed the Netherlands for contributing more than US$100 million in 2005 to feed hungry people (mainly in Africa) and praised the type of donations for providing the flexibility required so food swiftly reaches ...