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23 May 2006

Friends of WFP welcomes US$1 million gift for Darfur

Friends of the World Food Programme welcomed a $1 million gift this week from Pam Omidyar to support WFP’s food aid operations in Darfur, Sudan.
22 May 2006

WFP welcomes UN secretary general's contribution

WFP has welcomed a private donation of US$500,000 from the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for WFP’s emergency operation to provide food assistance to 2.7 million people in Darfur.
25 April 2006

Education for women in east Sudan: the stuff of dreams

Women in east Sudan are challenging traditional tribal views that education is only for boys and men, and are learning to read and write in a WFP-organised programme.

16 January 2006

Difficult return for south Sudanese coming home

Sudanese displaced by the country's 21-year civil war have started their long and often dangerous journey home

22 December 2005

Libya's desert corridor - realising a logistical dream

Libya presents a desert corridor to sub-Saharan Africa, where WFP contends with some of the worst food crises in the world. When UN sanctions against the country were lifted in 2003, tranporting aid through Libya finally ...
17 December 2005

WFP hails voluntary return of Sudan refugees from Kenya

WFP welcomes the first official voluntary repatriation by the UN refugee agency UNHCR to southern Sudan from Kakuma Camp in northeastern Kenya with the departure of some 150 refugees by road and air.
14 December 2005

Mahmoud Yassin calls on Arab world to help Darfur

Film star Mahmoud Yassin today called on Arabs worldwide to provide more humanitarian assistance to millions of victims of conflicts in western Sudan’s Darfur region and South Sudan to help bolster the peace agreement for the South and peace talks in Darfur.
28 October 2005

Aid package for Africa shows Japan's growing role

WFP has welcomed an aid package totalling JPY1.28 billion (US$11.33 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of seven countries in Africa. The ...
29 September 2005

One O'Clock's luck - returning to south Sudan

WFP public information officer Anja Du Toit tells the story of one young returnee to south Sudan who was lost and found on the journey home. This article first appeared on the Guardian Unlimited website. One O’Clock, or ...
16 September 2005

Japan makes major contribution to southern Sudan

WFP has welcomed a major contribution of US$10 million from the Japanese Government to WFP to repair key transportation routes in post-conflict southern Sudan to help people get back on their feet. The Government of Japan ...

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