28 October 2008

Violence Stymies WFP in Eastern Congo as Thousands Flee

These are troubled times in eastern Congo. Violent clashes since late August in the hinterland outside the provincial capital may have displaced as many as 200,000 people and have now resulted in temporary no-go zones for humanitarian deliveries.

27 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 29 October 2008

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

Dutch to Escort Food Deliveries to Somalia Again

WFP has welcomed the return of a Royal Netherlands Navy frigate to provide escorts for ships carrying critically needed food into Somalia and thanked the Canadian navy for providing an escort frigate since August.
22 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 22 October 2008

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

The Living Nightmare of Afgooye

It’s more than a misery mile, it’s a nightmare 30 kilometres. Scores of camps holding 400,000 people driven from Mogadishu by fighting line both sides of a crumbling road running south of the capital.

16 October 2008

WFP's World Food Day challenge to develop new nutritional foods

In the lead up to World Food Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) issued a challenge to its directors in more than 80 countries worldwide to develop new kinds of nutritional foods using local produce.
15 October 2008

A magical evening in Petra

As the sun set, the rocks of Petra turned from orange, to rose pink, then slowly to purple, and the Prague Philharmonia struck up with the overture of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, filling the natural theatre with sound.
15 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 15 October 2008

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

World Food Day message from Josette Sheeran

At a time when the world's attention is consumed by the financial crisis, we are right to turn our attention today to another kind of crisis -- one that is a daily reality for families across the globe, says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
15 October 2008

World Food Day: 7 things to do

World Food Day is an opportunity to learn about global hunger and join in the fight against it! Here are some things you can do right now.

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