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Food For Assets
12 August 2009

Water Arrives In Sudan’s Drought Belt

For years, residents of central Sudan’s desolate North Kordofan state spent precious time and money to obtain water. No longer – thanks to a massive reservoir, built as a World Food Programme food-for-work project.

Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2009

Food Airlift : Critical Lifeline To Sudanese Victims Of Violence

The World Food Programme is stepping up food airlifts to Southern Sudan's Akobo County, where ethnic clashes have killed 185 people and where many face malnutrition and food shortages.
Nutrition
29 July 2009

Darfur: Nutritious Food Helps Displaced Family Face ‘Hunger Season’

With the next harvest still a couple of months away, food is scarce in north Darfur. This is a time when children can slip into malnutrition. But Fatima, who has two kids in the crucial under-five age range, is getting the support she needs to steer her family through the hunger season.

Logistics
22 June 2009

Monster Chopper Lifts Food In Southern Sudan

The world’s biggest helicopter has begun airlifting food aid into a remote part of Southern Sudan after river boats trying to deliver urgently needed WFP supplies were attacked. The airlift comes amidst growing concerns about the fragile security situation in the south.
Logistics
15 June 2009

Southern Sudan: Attack On Food Boats Disrupts Operations

An attack on river boats carrying WFP food in southern Sudan has caused a serious setback to food distributions to displaced people in the region. WFP is now airlifting supplies to the affected region but Michelle Iseminger, in Juba, warns that this is only a temporary solution.

Focus on Women
7 May 2009

Teenage Refugee From Darfur Dreams Of Returning Home

In Goz Beida, Eastern Chad, where new fighting has broken out between rebels and government forces, thousands of refugees from Darfur live in a large camp supported by WFP. Among them is 17-year-old Ekhbal, who yearns for a real home where she can be a normal teenager.

Focus on Women
6 May 2009

Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy

Many girls in rural Sudan fail to get far with their education because they marry early or their parents need them to help put food on the table at home. In the north Kordofan state, WFP is helping 55 women to make up for lost time and become literate in six months.

Responding to Emergencies
31 March 2009

WFP Seeks to Overcome Operating Setback in Sudan

WFP is continuing operations in Sudan’s Darfur region to address the gaps in humanitarian assistance left by the expulsion of 13 international NGOs by the Government of Sudan.

Responding to Emergencies
5 March 2009

Almost 6 Million Sudanese Await WFP Support in 2009

Sudan is one of WFP’s largest humanitarian operations in the world. In 2009, we aim to provide food assistance to 5.9 million people in the country, around 15 percent of the population. Read WFP news update

23 June 2008

UN calls for urgent action as ration cuts continue in Darfur

WFP has warned that millions of displaced Sudanese in Darfur are to face their third month of ration cuts as violence and attacks on trucking convoys continue to disrupt the flow of food assistance to the region.

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