24 January 2007

Egypt’s once-barren hills bear fruit with WFP's help

Mangoes and cantaloupes are springing up in the hills along the river Nile in a WFP-assisted project to help poor Egyptian farmers prosper. WFP spokesperson Khaled Mansour went to see the flourishing crops in the previously arid area.

23 January 2007

WFP applauds US$1.3 million Indian donation to assist Iraqi children

WFP has welcomed a US$1.3 million donation from India to WFP’s Iraq operation, which assists 3.8 million people, more than half of whom are children.
2 January 2007

WFP operations in Somalia start to return to normal

WFP operations in Somalia started to return to normal today after the disruption of the last two weeks.
29 December 2006

UN humanitarian flights to Somalia resume; WFP operations continue

he United Nations Common Air Services (UNCAS) which is managed by WFP, resumed humanitarian flights into Somalia on Friday 29 December with a plane leaving Nairobi for Hargeisa in northern Somalia carrying humanitarian workers and cargo.
27 December 2006

WFP suspends airdrops, helicopter operations in Somalia

WFP said today it had suspended its helicopter operation delivering humanitarian aid from the Somali port of Kismayo and both its air drop operation and passenger flights from Kenya into Somalia.

17 December 2006

Blood Diamond interview: WFP's Paul Arès recalls the human fallout from Sierra Leone's diamond wars

The brutal 1990s conflict in Sierra Leone is the subject of the new film Blood Diamond. Paul Arès talks to WFP web writer Michelle Hough about his experiences as WFP regional manager for West Africa during a time when WFP food aid was a lifesaver for the thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.

12 December 2006

Iceland to join top five per capita donors to WFP with unique contribution

WFP has welcomed an announcement by the Icelandic Government of a donation of US$3.2 million – the equivalent of every Icelandic primary school child providing a daily meal to a child in a WFP school feeding programme.
8 December 2006

Blood, diamonds and hunger

WFP helped feed victims throughout Sierra Leone's long-running civil war and it is contributing to recovery. Hilary Heuler looks at WFP operations in this west African country.

8 December 2006

Special envoy praises humanitarian gains but urges closer look at broader challenges

James T. Morris, the U.N. Special Envoy for Southern Africa, on Saturday praised the Government of Malawi, UN agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) for helping to stave off food crises in the last few years but urged all actors to now embrace other challenges facing the country.
6 December 2006

Southern Africa overview

After nearly five years as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, James Morris, who is also the Executive Director of WFP will undertake his final mission to the region from December 7-15.


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