21 July 2006

WFP operational update: DR Congo

As insecurity rises ahead of DRC's election on July 30, WFP is distributing food aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northeast province of Ituri as well as returnees in Katanga province in the southeast.
20 July 2006

WFP operational update: oPt

WFP food aid continues to enter Gaza through the Karni crossing. From July 17-21, the agency delivered over 500 of wheat flour into Gaza, with another 1,505 due to enter next week.
19 July 2006

WFP emergency assessment team arrives in Lebanon

With tens of thousands of people fleeing the escalating conflict in Lebanon, WFP has sent an emergency team to conduct a preliminary needs assessment of the logistics infrastructure and particularly the feasibility of reaching the population in the affected areas.
18 July 2006

WFP food aid heads for tsunami victims in West Java

With an estimated 35,000 people displaced by the six metre tsunami waves that crashed into the south coast of West Java on Monday, WFP has immediately dispatched 15 metric tons of food assistance to the worst-hit area.
13 July 2006

Saudi Arabia donates US$5 million to Indonesia quake relief

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will donate US$5 million to support the earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Indonesia.
10 July 2006

Japanese donation reaches hardest-hit Palestinians

WFP is completing a distribution of 2,000 metric tons of wheat flour donated by the Japanese government to assist 300,000 vulnerable West Bank Palestinians.
10 July 2006

The dam builders: bringing water and life to sizzling Mauritania

Under the relentless West African sun, villagers join forces to dig a dam using their bare hands. Marcus Prior reports on how a WFP food-for-work project helps Mauritanians harness one of their most precious resources.
6 July 2006

New nutrition map highlights Indonesia hunger hotspots

A new "nutrition map" for Indonesia identifies local areas in the archipelago where hunger and malnutrition pose the most serious problems.
3 July 2006

Paul Tergat: school meals help guarantee success

Paul Tergat, the world-record holding marathon runner from Kenya, is the star of this year’s Japan Advertising Council campaign which starts rolling out next month all over the country.
29 June 2006

HIV/AIDS and hunger in Southern Africa

HIV/AIDS is aggravating chronic hunger in southern Africa and despite better harvests across the region, more than three million people will remain short of basic food supplies through to December.


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