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Three Aid Workers Killed in Somalia

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Three relief workers in Somalia are dead, gunned down near a food distribution center. The shooting took place Friday near the central settlement of Mataban. The World Food Program says two of the victims worked directly for the relief agency, and that the third was a contractor. Mataban district Chairman Abdurrahman Abdi Jama tells VOA […]

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UN: One Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency says more than one million people in Zimbabwe are in urgent need of food aid. The World Food Program says about $42 million is needed to get people through the lean season until the March harvest begins. The agency said Monday most who face hunger live in southern and western regions […]

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WFP Appeals for Food Aid for Cambodian Flood Victims

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program appealed Friday for food aid for Cambodian flood victims, saying that with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. WFP Cambodia Country Director Jean-Pierre de Margerie said in a news release that initial reports indicate that 10 percent of […]

WFP Appeals for Food Aid for Cambodian Flood Victims

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program appealed Friday for food aid for Cambodian flood victims, saying that with the price of rice of the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. WFP Cambodia Country Director Jean-Pierre de Margerie said in a news release that initial reports indicate that 10 percent of […]

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WFP Recovers 2 Missing Aid Workers in Ethiopia

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. World Food Program has confirmed the safe recovery of two aid workers who disappeared in Ethiopia on May 13. The WFP said Thursday that the two Ethiopian staffers have been transferred to the capital, Addis Ababa. They were to be reunited with family members after receiving medical care and counseling in the capital. […]

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WFP Cuts Afghan Food Assistance

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program says it is cutting food assistance to millions of people in Afghanistan because of a shortage of funds from donor nations. The agency said Monday instead of 7 million people, the agency can afford to feed only 3.8 million Afghans. A WFP spokesman said the U.N. agency will focus […]

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WFP: 3 Contractors Kidnapped in Darfur Freed

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says three Bulgarian contractors kidnapped in Sudan’s Darfur region have been freed after nearly five months in captivity. The United Nations agency says the men appear to be in good health and will be flown to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, before traveling to Bulgaria. In a statement Monday, WFP Regional Director Amer […]

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