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Food

  • 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...
  • Increased food aid needs in Kinshasa

    WFP has increased the number of targeted food aid beneficiaries in Kinshasa due to the general deterioration of the economic and financial situation in the...

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