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.
27 November 2008

WFP Provides Food Assistance to Flood Victims in Panama

San Salvador, 27 November 2008 - WFP is providing food assistance to some 15,000 people who have been hit by heavy rains and flooding that over the past few days have affected the entire Caribbean coast of Panama.
25 November 2008

DRC: Beneficiary Profiles

Goma, 25 November 2008 - Hundreds of thousands of people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the move, fleeing conflict that has disrupted their lives for more than a decade. Many of those who have been forced to abandon their homes are hungry, sick or wounded. Others have been harassed or raped, as well as having their belongings stolen.
24 November 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 24 November 2008

Goma, 24 November 2008 - Despite persistent insecurity and heavy rains affecting road conditions, WFP is continuing to build on its delivery of food assistance to around 400,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
24 November 2008

WFP Steps Up Distributions in Eastern Congo

Rome, 24 November 2008 - WFP is increasing its food distributions, not only in the six camps for displaced people near the regional capital, Goma, but also in three camps to the north-west, in territory held by Laurent Nkunda's rebels.
21 November 2008

WFP Helps Afghan Women Build Livelihoods

Kabul, 21 November 2008 - Shamellah nimbly picks off discoloured leaves from the young almond and willow trees. There are rows of neatly planted saplings of different heights within the walls that define her small home nursery. Pointing at the larger plants, she says she sold one thousand like them last January for US$880.
19 November 2008

Pakistan: Operational Update

Islamabad, 10 November 2008 - The latest from the WFP team in Pakistan:
18 November 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 18 November 2008

Goma, 18 November 2008 - WFP is stepping up food distributions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with plans to reach nearly 100,000 displaced people around the city of Goma and in territory further north, which is controlled by rebel leader Laurent Nkunda.
17 November 2008

Kenyans Save WFP Food Cargo From River

Nairobi, 18 November 2008 - Local people helped WFP overcome a minor disaster recently when a truck carrying food to a district north of Nairobi, in Kenya, slipped off a bridge into a river.
14 November 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 14 November 2008

Goma, 14 November 2008 - The latest from the WFP team in Goma, eastern DRC:


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