10 August 2007

Refugee to rapper: an interview with Emanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal's rise from refugee status to world-renowed rapper is an inspiration to African children. In this exclusive interview with WFP's Jennifer Mizgata, the former child soldier from southern Sudan explains why education holds the key to unlocking the potential of the world's poor and hungry people.

7 August 2007

WFP sends food to stranded flood victims in South Asia

WFP has begun distributing high energy biscuits and other food to victims of severe flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan and is preparing to step up its operations if requested by governments.

3 August 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 3 August 2007

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

Plaquer la faim : Le compte à rebours a commencé

Le coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2007 sera donné le 7 septembre. Jusqu’au 20 octobre, des millions de supporters vivront au rythme de leurs équipes favorites jusqu’à la finale qui consacrera la meilleure d’entre elles.

2 August 2007

WFP thanks Luxembourg for prioritising emergency preparedness

WFP has praised The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for its decision to allocate a set amount of its humanitarian budget to improving emergency preparedness in developing countries.
1 August 2007

Large new contribution to WFP reaffirms Japan's growing commitment to Africa

WFP thanked Japan for a generous US$26 million donation from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict and natural disasters in seven countries, mainly in Africa.
1 August 2007

Tackle Hunger: the countdown begins

When the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8, rugby fans will not just learn which is the best team in the world but also what is the biggest threat to global health.

31 July 2007

Canada invests in programmes to feed school children in Africa

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages today announced that Canada will provide CAD$125 million to the WFP over the next five years for food programs for children in African schools.
31 July 2007

EC gives €3 million to WFP's global network of life-saving humanitarian response depots

WFP has welcomed a €3 million contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) aimed at strengthening the globe-straddling network of five Humanitarian Response Depots that WFP manages on behalf of the humanitarian community.
27 July 2007

Food insecurity worsens in Nepal

A series of natural disasters in 2006 and 2007 have severely impacted on crop production in Nepal, placing a significant number of people at risk of food insecurity, according to the joint report released this week by the WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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