12 November 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 12 November 2008

Rome, 12 November 2008 - Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
12 November 2008

Iraq: Access to Food Improves But Hunger Remains

Rome, 12 November 2008 - Irrespective of its potential wealth, Iraq is a country in turmoil, with an estimated 1.5 million people displaced as a direct result of war and violence. A new survey shows that, although there have been recent improvements in the overall security situation, and although safety nets exist, there remain nearly one million people who are food insecure.
11 November 2008

Zimbabwe - WFP Feeds 2 Million in October but Forced To Cut Rations in November

Zimbabwe, 11 November 2008 - WFP distributed 29,000 tons of food to around 2 million vulnerable people across Zimbabwe in October – the first month of large-scale distributions.
10 November 2008

DRC: Operational Update- 10 November 2008

Goma, 10 November 2008 - The latest from the WFP team in Goma, eastern DRC:
10 November 2008

Food Ships to Somalia Receive NATO and Dutch Protection

Rome, 10 November 2008 - The Netherlands and NATO are providing naval escorts to protect WFP ships carrying life-saving assistance from pirate attacks off Somalia. More than 2 million Somalis could go hungry without this protection.
6 November 2008

DRC: Interview with an Expert

Charles Vincent was WFP’s Country Director in DRC until a few weeks ago. In this interview he talks about the situation in DRC now and the background to it. He spoke with us in Geneva, where he now heads the WFP liaison office to the UN.
5 November 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 5 November 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
5 November 2008

Pakistan: Operational Update

WFP is distributing fortified ready-to-eat biscuits to the worst-affected District of Ziarat from WFP warehouses in Quetta. It is also supplying flour, pulses, vegetable oil and salt in ration packets in many villages.
5 November 2008

Yes He Can Tackle Hunger!

Hunger and the global food crisis are but among hundreds – maybe thousands – of policy initiatives competing for time and space on the Obama agenda this morning. They deserve to make the cut, says Nancy Roman.
4 November 2008

Notes From a Trip Through Northern Mali

Rocky Oishi, winner of WFP's autumn staff story competition, describes what happens after he and other WFP team members are dispatched to develop rice fields in northern Mali. He talks about what he sees on the journey as he and the team head out to sites in Niafounke in the region of Timbuktu.


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