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Anti-poverty advocacy group ONE will host a conference call with representatives from USAID, WFP and the Somali Diaspora to educate ONE members and other interested listeners about the growing famine in the Horn of Africa, where a food crisis is threatening the lives of 11.6 million men, women and children, and how they can use their voices to raise awareness and take action.
(Nairobi, 20 July 2011): The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Across the country, nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now in crisis, of whom an estimated 2.8 million people are in the south.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a groundbreaking food voucher project in eastern Afghanistan, helping thousands of hungry people get the food they need to live healthy lives.
A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying life-saving food, medical supplies, and other relief items has docked at the Libyan port of Misrata, opening up a new humanitarian lifeline to civilians trapped in the Libyan conflict. “This is a breakthrough for the UN humanitarian operation in Libya,” said WFP's executive director, Josette Sheeran.


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