13 March 2006

Partnering with men to achieve gender equality

WFP has given the Catherine Bertini Award, presented annually on International Women’s Day, to its Zambia Country Office in recognition of efforts to promote partnership with men to achieve gender equality. WFP ...
7 March 2006

Uncertain future for quake survivors

Anwar Gul is a food aid monitor for WFP. He spends his days in the camps and villages where WFP delivers food to the survivors of the last October's South Asian earthquake. Here he reports on people's uncertain future.
6 March 2006

WFP to help Pakistan quake victims recover

WFP has announced it will provide assistance for the recovery of the most needy and vulnerable part of the population affected by the earthquake that hit Pakistan last October.
2 March 2006

Elisa and Tina Turner: voices of the "Invisible Children"

UN agencies WFP and UNICEF, together with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department for Development Cooperation, have welcomed the release of "Teach Me Again" by Elisa and Tina Turner, the theme song of the film ...
28 February 2006

WFP warns of break in food supplies to Afghanistan

WFP has called on donors urgently to provide funds to its Afghanistan operation, which is facing critical shortages in supplying food to 3.5million vulnerable Afghans.
24 February 2006

EU responds immediately to assist refugees in Algeria

In response to an urgent call for emergency funds to assist Sahrawi refugees, whose camps were hit by torrential rains and flooding earlier this month, WFP has announced that the European Commission (EC) has made an immediate donation of 400,000 Euros (US$ 500,000).
24 February 2006

Guatemalan women seek opportunities after hurricane

Guatemala is slowly getting back on its feet after the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Stan last November. A group of community women seek opportunities and a future in its aftermath.
22 February 2006

Ireland provides 2.5 million euros for Horn of Africa

As the drought affecting the Horn of Africa intensifies,WFP has warmly welcomed a contribution from Ireland of 2.5 million euros, nearly US$3 million, for WFP’s operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa, where 6.25 million people are running out of food because of the failure of the last rains.
17 February 2006

Lauren Bush at first "War on Hunger" summit

After more than a year developing a student-led "War on Hunger" campaign, Auburn University is inviting other universities to join its partnership with WFP by hosting the first War on Hunger Summit from 17-19 February at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
7 February 2006

UN special envoy urges support for Malawi

James T. Morris, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, has applauded the support shown by donors in helping millions of Malawians survive a major food crisis.


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