15 December 2008

EU Provides Long-Term Protection for WFP Lifeline to Somalia

MOMBASA -- WFP today thanked the European Union for providing naval escorts to protect ships loaded with WFP food against piracy, saying the deployment was a longer-term solution that would help save lives in ...
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 December 2008

Food Helps Father of 4 Live With HIV

Three years ago, Ntsonyama Sekoai finally summoned up the courage to take an HIV test. For months he had been feeling sick and losing weight. Too weak to work, all he could do was watch as his family grew ever more impoverished and desperate.

Responding to Emergencies
12 December 2008

DRC: Gunfire Disrupts Food Distribution

Goma, 7 November 2008 - It sounded like a ripple of distant fireworks to me but to the thousands of displaced people gathered at Kibati camp for a WFP food distribution it was something infinitely more menacing and terrifying.
9 December 2008

A 50-Kilometer Trek for Food in Southern Somalia

EL-BERDE, Somalia, 9 December 2008 - With only a few livestock left alive and her one-year-old malnourished twins growing weaker by the day, Mumina Bile Abdi trekked 50 kilometres from her village in Godgod to El-Berde to receive food from WFP in this town on Somalia’s border with Ethiopia.
9 December 2008

Fleeing Congolese Find Food and Refuge in Uganda

by Lydia Wamala Ishasha/Mutanda, 9 December 2008 - “Stop, stop!” a man calls out, bringing to a halt a bus that's just moved off. “A passenger has boarded without her firewood!” he pants. “She will need it -- someone pass it to her.”

9 December 2008

Fleeing Congolese Find Food and Refuge in Uganda

Ishasha/Mutanda, 9 December 2008 - “Stop, stop!” a man calls out, bringing to a halt a bus that's just moved off. “A passenger has boarded without her firewood!” he pants. “She will need it -- someone pass it to her.”
4 December 2008

Q&A with Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director

Dakar, 4 December 2008 - Delegates are gathering in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS at the 2008 ICASA conference. WFP's Deputy Executive director Sheila Sisulu explains why nutrition plays a vital role in the immune system of all people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
4 December 2008

WFP Announces Winners of Media Awards 2008

WFP Bangladesh today presented its Media Awards 2008 to six journalists, for their contribution to raising awareness about food security, hunger and nutrition issues. WFP bestowed the Awards to the journalists at a ceremony in ...
2 December 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 2 December 2008

Goma, 2 December 2008 - WFP is ramping up its humanitarian operation in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to conflict between armed groups, government forces, and Laurent Nkunda’s rebel movement that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
Logistics
2 December 2008

Logistics: Keeping the Aid Flowing in Eastern DRC

Goma, 2 December 2008 - When Peter Schaller, operations officer for WFP logistics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), arrived at his duty station in Goma,in October, he had no illusions about the tasks ahead of him. The logistical challenge of working in a landlocked region nearly as big as France – with poor infrastructure and barely functioning local authorities – was about to get much worse.

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