9 December 2008

A 50-Kilometer Trek for Food in Southern Somalia

EL-BERDE, Somalia, 9 December 2008 - With only a few livestock left alive and her one-year-old malnourished twins growing weaker by the day, Mumina Bile Abdi trekked 50 kilometres from her village in Godgod to El-Berde to receive food from WFP in this town on Somalia’s border with Ethiopia.
9 December 2008

Fleeing Congolese Find Food and Refuge in Uganda

by Lydia Wamala Ishasha/Mutanda, 9 December 2008 - “Stop, stop!” a man calls out, bringing to a halt a bus that's just moved off. “A passenger has boarded without her firewood!” he pants. “She will need it -- someone pass it to her.”

9 December 2008

Fleeing Congolese Find Food and Refuge in Uganda

Ishasha/Mutanda, 9 December 2008 - “Stop, stop!” a man calls out, bringing to a halt a bus that's just moved off. “A passenger has boarded without her firewood!” he pants. “She will need it -- someone pass it to her.”
4 December 2008

Q&A with Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director

Dakar, 4 December 2008 - Delegates are gathering in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS at the 2008 ICASA conference. WFP's Deputy Executive director Sheila Sisulu explains why nutrition plays a vital role in the immune system of all people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
4 December 2008

WFP Announces Winners of Media Awards 2008

WFP Bangladesh today presented its Media Awards 2008 to six journalists, for their contribution to raising awareness about food security, hunger and nutrition issues. WFP bestowed the Awards to the journalists at a ceremony in ...
2 December 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 2 December 2008

Goma, 2 December 2008 - WFP is ramping up its humanitarian operation in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to conflict between armed groups, government forces, and Laurent Nkunda’s rebel movement that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
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2 December 2008

Logistics: Keeping the Aid Flowing in Eastern DRC

Goma, 2 December 2008 - When Peter Schaller, operations officer for WFP logistics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), arrived at his duty station in Goma,in October, he had no illusions about the tasks ahead of him. The logistical challenge of working in a landlocked region nearly as big as France – with poor infrastructure and barely functioning local authorities – was about to get much worse.
27 November 2008

WFP Provides Food Assistance to Flood Victims in Panama

San Salvador, 27 November 2008 - WFP is providing food assistance to some 15,000 people who have been hit by heavy rains and flooding that over the past few days have affected the entire Caribbean coast of Panama.
25 November 2008

DRC: Beneficiary Profiles

Goma, 25 November 2008 - Hundreds of thousands of people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the move, fleeing conflict that has disrupted their lives for more than a decade. Many of those who have been forced to abandon their homes are hungry, sick or wounded. Others have been harassed or raped, as well as having their belongings stolen.
24 November 2008

DRC: Operational Update - 24 November 2008

Goma, 24 November 2008 - Despite persistent insecurity and heavy rains affecting road conditions, WFP is continuing to build on its delivery of food assistance to around 400,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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