23 February 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 22 February 2007

From Afghanistan to Sudan, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these crisis hotspots with WFP's weekly operational priorities update.
23 February 2007

North Korea: a political agreement is reached, but still no response to the humanitarian crisis

While the breakthrough at the Six Party-talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) envisages renewed discussions on economic and humanitarian aid, there are to date no indications that critically needed shipments of food aid are to resume.
23 February 2007

WFP expands aid to victims of typhoon Reming in the Philippines

Continuing its assistance to victims of a typhoon which struck the Philippines in late 2006, the WFP has made available an additional 5,880 bags of rice (294 tons) for distribution to families that lost their homes to Typhoon Reming.
20 February 2007

New support in Afghanistan signals Canada's role as global leader in food aid

WFP has thanked the Canadian Government for a contribution of CDN$4.9 million for the purchase of 6,600 metric tons of food to assist tens of thousands of people affected by drought and conflict in Afghanistan.
19 February 2007

Mozambique floods: a natural disaster in slow motion

Mozambique is reeling from massive floods after the Zambezi river broke its banks. WFP spokesperson Michael Huggins took a trip to the disaster area.
19 February 2007

Saudi Arabia gives critical Guinea donation

WFP has thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a US$1 million donation to its operations in Guinea, where humanitarian needs have been accentuated as a result of the current unrestthat comes at a time when many people are struggling with loss of income and growing poverty rates.
14 February 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 14 February 2007

From Afghanistan to Haiti, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe. Find out the latest from these crisis hotspots with WFP's operation update.
9 February 2007

Students and patients feel the effects of WFP cutbacks

WFP food aid for tens of thousands of TB patients, AIDS patients and orphans in Cambodia has run out after funds dried up. Read more in The Cambodia Daily.
8 February 2007

Turkey donates $2 million for WFP emergency operations in Africa

As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.
8 February 2007

WFP welcomes Spain's support for Cambodia's hungry, but more needed

WFP has warmly welcomed a critical and timely contribution of 500,000 euros (US$648,000) from the Government of Spain that will allow it to resume vital food assistance to more than one million poor and vulnerable Cambodians.

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