21 June 2005

Rebuilding after the Tsunami

Six months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP is making the transition from relief to longer-term recovery, focusing on how food aid can help communities not just rebuild but "build back better".
21 June 2005

WFP congratulates journalist Kristof on prize for Sudan reports

Rome, June 2005 - WFP's Executive Director has congratulated New York Times journalist Nicholas D. Kristof on winning the Michael Kelly Award for his columns denouncing genocide in Sudan and sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia.
20 June 2005

New initiative for world's leading advertisers to fight global hunger

Cannes, June 2005 - The One Less Entry Movement, a non-profit organisation working in the advertising industry, has launched a new initiative to help feed hungry children. As the Lions International Advertising Festival takes place in Cannes, the One Less Entry initiative aims to persuade leading advertisers competing at this year's event to donate the equivalent of a single entry fee to the world's hungry poor.
14 June 2005

A PAINFUL LIMBO: DISPLACED AZERBAIJANIS TELL THEIR STORIES

More than ten years after the Azeri-Armenian conflict came to an end, there are still 800,000 displaced people and refugees in Azerbaijan - one of the largest groups of internally displaced people in the world in per capita terms.
13 June 2005

200,000 people Walk the World to fight hunger

Rome, 13 June 2005 - On 12 June, more than 200,000 people made history in the global fight to end child hunger, by joining together to Walk the World in 269 cities, 91 countries, and all 24 time zones.
3 June 2005

DEWORMING CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN HAITI REACHES 700,000 CHILDREN

A campaign to rid 700,000 children in northern Haiti of worms is drawing to a successful close, with huge benefits for the children's nutritional status, growth and intellectual development. Anne Poulsen reports.
3 June 2005

KILLINGS, RAPE AND LOOTING: LIFE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The Democratic Republic of Congo is tortured by a culture of violence that spawns child soldiers, murderous militia and systematic rape. Casey Kauffman sent this e-card from amid the suffering. His account was first published in Guardian Unlimited.
31 May 2005

UN Special Envoy visits Zimbabwe

The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa visits Zimbabwe while WFP waits to hear whether the government will ask for international assistance to meet a food shortfall this year.
28 May 2005

Reunited rowing stars lose race but win help for tsunami survivors

WFP is the winner as Sir Steve Redgrave and his coxless four crew fail to repeat their 2000 Olympic triumph in a re-creation of the race, but succeed in raising money for children affected by last year's tsunami.
27 May 2005

SCHOOL MEALS ENCOURAGE CHILDREN IN EGYPT TO DREAM OF A BETTER FUTURE

In the oasis of Fayoum, 100 km south of Cairo, attendance at school is increasing and the performance of students improving thanks to WFP's school feeding programme. Mohamed Amasha reports.

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