30 October 2008

WFP Feeds Thousands in Honduras After Torrential Rains

WFP is providing emergency food to 55,000 people affected by unusually heavy rains in Honduras. The rains, which swept over Honduras for five consecutive days in mid October, left more than thirty people dead and forced more than 40,000 to seek shelter in temporary housing.
29 October 2008

WFP Airlifts High-Energy Biscuits to Flood Victims in Yemen

WFP has airlifted 17 metric tons of high energy biscuits to help people displaced by a tropical storm which struck Yemen last Thursday causing 180 deaths and many more injuries.
28 October 2008

Haiti: Operational Update

WFP has now provided food to more than half a million victims following the series of deadly cyclones and tropical storms that battered the island of Haiti last month.
28 October 2008

Nutrition Key in New Phase of Global Food Crisis

The world may be entering the third phase of the global food crisis, characterised by urgent nutritional needs for groups such as children under two years old, according to WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
28 October 2008

Violence Stymies WFP in Eastern Congo as Thousands Flee

These are troubled times in eastern Congo. Violent clashes since late August in the hinterland outside the provincial capital may have displaced as many as 200,000 people and have now resulted in temporary no-go zones for humanitarian deliveries.

27 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 29 October 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
23 October 2008

Dutch to Escort Food Deliveries to Somalia Again

WFP has welcomed the return of a Royal Netherlands Navy frigate to provide escorts for ships carrying critically needed food into Somalia and thanked the Canadian navy for providing an escort frigate since August.
22 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 22 October 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
20 October 2008

The Living Nightmare of Afgooye

It’s more than a misery mile, it’s a nightmare 30 kilometres. Scores of camps holding 400,000 people driven from Mogadishu by fighting line both sides of a crumbling road running south of the capital.

16 October 2008

WFP's World Food Day challenge to develop new nutritional foods

In the lead up to World Food Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) issued a challenge to its directors in more than 80 countries worldwide to develop new kinds of nutritional foods using local produce.


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