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Food

  • WFP chief arrives in Freetown

    WFP Executive Director Catherine Bertini arrived in Freetown yesterday on a three-day assessment tour of Sierra Leone’s food security situation and seek better coordination between...
  • Kabila lambasts Pretoria

    DRC President Laurent-Desire Kabila has accused the South African government of being “puppets of the aggressors” in his country’s civil war. Speaking in an interview...
  • 125,000 vulnerable people need food aid

    Humanitarian sources told IRIN today (Tuesday) that 125,000 vulnerable people, of which a large majority are displaced, need urgent food assistance in South Kivu, eastern...
  • Humanitarian actions

    WFP said that on 28 November it submitted two projects for the 1999 Emergency Appeal for food aid to Guineas Bissau’s IDPs and vulnerable population,...
  • WFP chief visits Burkina Faso

    WFP executive director Catherine Bertini, on a three-day inspection tour of Burkina Faso, is due to leave for Sierra Leone on Wednesday, an official of...
  • Rail traffic resumes

    WFP is planning to transport some 450 mt of food aid by train from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville in the coming days, a WFP spokesperson told...
  • WFP seeks to replenish stocks

    Food aid distributions are coming to a halt in Kinshasa as emergency food stocks are being depleted, the weekly WFP report said. Only 16 mts...
  • UN observer mission should stay

    The UN Security Council was told on Thursday that it would be advisable to renew the mandate of the United Nations Observer Mission in Angola...
  • WFP security initiative launched

    In response to the increase in attacks against its staff members, WFP has launched a new security initiative for its employees. A new WFP task...
  • Kisangani lay-offs aggravating hardship

    Meanwhile, several important employers in Kisangani have either closed down or severely reduced their number of staff, contributing to high unemployment and the poor purchasing...

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