26 August 2008

WFP continues relief efforts in the Caucasus

WFP has so far reached more than 127,000 beneficiaries in every region of Georgia, excluding South Ossetia and Abkhazia, with more deliveries taking place today. Meanwhile, thousands of people have been returning to Gori, where the last military checkpoints were dismantled and abandoned over the weekend.
21 August 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 21 August 2008

Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
16 August 2008

WFP Head expresses condolences to IRC over Afghanistan killings

WFP's Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, has sent a letter of condolence to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) expressing profound sadness and regret at the August 13th incident outside Kabul, Afghanistan, where four IRC staff members were killed.
16 August 2008

WFP sends food to Georgian town of Gori

WFP today dispatched a truckload of food to the conflict-affected town of Gori, where it has been unable to reach people due to insecurity.
15 August 2008

Horn of Africa at a critical stage

Poor rains in the normally wet March-to-May period, compounded by high food and fuel prices, have hit the Horn of Africa region hard. Drought-affected people in the region now number 17.5 million.

13 August 2008

WFP reaches thousands in Georgia displaced by conflict

Two cargo aircraft chartered by WFP set off this morning for Tbilisi, Georgia, with 34 metric tons of high energy biscuits for the thousands of people in Georgia displaced by the recent conflict.

12 August 2008

WFP provides food to thousands displaced in Georgia

WFP has started providing food assistance to more than 2,000 people displaced since fighting began in the region of South Ossetia on Friday.
6 August 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 6 August 2008

Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
5 August 2008

Pavarotti memorial concert to help WFP in Afghanistan

The great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti's legacy, a year after his death, now includes a special memorial ceremony and concert to raise funds for UN projects supporting refugees in Afghanistan.
31 July 2008

WFP applauds call for US strategy on food crisis

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran has praised a new report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies calling for a strategic US approach to the global food crisis.

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