4 August 2005


WFP is currently in the process of airlifting from Abidjan to Niamey 186 tons of corn soya blend (CSB – a highly nutritious fortified blend, mainly intended for young children and pregnant and lactating mothers).
3 August 2005

No More Nigers

In a special article for WFP, Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel prize winne, warns that there are other "Nigers" waiting to happen on the African continent.
1 August 2005


Distributions are starting this week in the areas of Niger most affected by the food crisis.
29 July 2005


WFP's airlift of emergency food rations to Niger took off on schedule today from its humanitarian response depot in Brindisi, southern Italy. The Ilyushin 76 aircraft, its hold packed with 44 metric tons of high-energy biscuits, will reach Niger's capital Niamey this evening. A technical fault had delayed the flight by 24-hours.
29 July 2005

How food shortages occur and how we tackle hunger

Hunger crises are a constant threat hanging over the poverty-stricken countries of west Africa. We take a look at what lies behind such food shortages and how hungry people are helped.
28 July 2005


As Niger's traditional lean season (April-October) enters its final months, the country's food shortages are intensifying, forcing WFP to progressively increase the number of people targeted with food aid on the frontline of one of Niger's worst hunger crises.
27 July 2005

Stop the hunger horror tour

Debt relief is good, but means little to a child who is starving right now, warns WFP Executive Director James Morris in an article which has appeared in The Guardian (UK), Daily Yomiuri (Japan), Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) and Tribune de Geneve (Switzerland).
25 July 2005

Niger - a chronology of starvation

Niger is suffering the second-worst food crisis in its history, with up to a quarter of the population of 12 million people in need of food aid. The current crisis was predicted after poor harvests last year, so how could the situation become so serious? This is the course of events:
20 July 2005

Conflict, drought and locusts: the crisis gripping West Africa

A combination of conflict, drought and the worst locust invasion in years has left many people in West Africa struggling with a severe "hungry season", and WFP desperately short of the funds it needs to feed them.
19 July 2005

WFP and ARC for school feeding in Tsunami-ravaged countries

A partnership between WFP and the American Red Cross (ARC) provides food and opportunities for children in tsunami-ravaged countries. Stacey M. Winston of the ARC in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, reports. This article was first published on the ARC web site.


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