4 November 2008

Notes From a Trip Through Northern Mali

Rocky Oishi, winner of WFP's autumn staff story competition, describes what happens after he and other WFP team members are dispatched to develop rice fields in northern Mali. He talks about what he sees on the journey as he and the team head out to sites in Niafounke in the region of Timbuktu.

4 November 2008

Prize-Winning Views and Voices From the Deep Field

WFP's story, photo and video competition for staff succeeded capturing some of the people, places and compelling experiences of the deep field
3 November 2008

DRC: News Update from Goma

WFP on Monday took part in a multi-agency overnight assessment mission to Rutshuru town and outlying areas. The mission was expected to return to Goma on Tuesday. The results of the assessment will inform WFP’s response over the next few days.
31 October 2008

WFP Executive Director to Visit Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 3 to 6 November to meet King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
30 October 2008

British School Children’s Rallying Cry Against Hunger

A group of English primary school children have shown their impressive understanding of the global food crisis through a serious but entertaining video which explores the issues and outlines part of WFP's response.
30 October 2008

WFP Feeds Thousands in Honduras After Torrential Rains

WFP is providing emergency food to 55,000 people affected by unusually heavy rains in Honduras. The rains, which swept over Honduras for five consecutive days in mid October, left more than thirty people dead and forced more than 40,000 to seek shelter in temporary housing.
29 October 2008

WFP Airlifts High-Energy Biscuits to Flood Victims in Yemen

WFP has airlifted 17 metric tons of high energy biscuits to help people displaced by a tropical storm which struck Yemen last Thursday causing 180 deaths and many more injuries.
28 October 2008

Haiti: Operational Update

WFP has now provided food to more than half a million victims following the series of deadly cyclones and tropical storms that battered the island of Haiti last month.
28 October 2008

Nutrition Key in New Phase of Global Food Crisis

The world may be entering the third phase of the global food crisis, characterised by urgent nutritional needs for groups such as children under two years old, according to WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
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.


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