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15 August 2008

Poor rains in the normally wet March-to-May period, compounded by high food and fuel prices, have hit the Horn of Africa region hard. Drought-affected people in the region now number 17.5 million.


6 March 2008

Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, late Wednesday evening on a two-day mission to promote new WFP strategies to tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty.


21 September 2007

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, First Lady of Dubai, as United Nations Messenger of Peace.


19 September 2007

From West to East, some 1.5 million people have been caught in Africa's worst floods in decades. Use our quick guide to see how WFP is responding, region by region, country by country.


31 July 2007

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages today announced that Canada will provide CAD$125 million to the WFP over the next five years for food programs for children in African schools.


6 July 2007

Ten countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.


4 July 2007

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".


24 April 2007

WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, is on her first official trip to Africa. Her tour includes visits to Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. Here's an overview of appointments for the first leg of the trip, Ethiopia.


30 March 2007

WFP has warmly welcomed Poland’s increased support for WFP in addition to its firm commitment to boost contributions towards the eradication of hunger and poverty around the world.


16 March 2007

WFP National Ambassador, DJ BoBo, swaps his native Switzerland for the heat of Ethiopia in a trip to check out WFP's work in the region. WFP spokesperson, Simon Pluess, was with him.