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12 Jan 2009 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Committee Chairperson expresses deep concern over grave violations which children are exposed to in Gaza

The Committee on the Rights of the Child this morning opened it fiftieth session, adopting its agenda and programme of work, and hearing an address from Jane Connors, the Chief ad interim of the Human Right Treaties Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Opening the meeting, Yanghee Lee, the Committee Chairperson, expressed deep concern over the grave violations children were currently exposed …

06 Aug 2008 description


Rome, 6 August 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.


The August General Food Distribution (GFD) for Sudanese refugees has been launched on 5 August in the east. The August GFD will target a total of 245,100 refugees in 12 refugee camps.

In Shar (southern Chad), torrential rain has caused 4 deaths and left 16, 730 homeless.

04 Jul 2007 description


30 Jun 2007 description

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.


PRRO 10427.0 - Post Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation

January 06 - December 08

Shortfalls over next 6 months (mt)(1)

Blended Food
29 Jun 2007 description


Rome, 4 July 2007 - In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".


The security situation has been relatively calm throughout most of the country but has significantly deteriorated in the east over the past weeks.

On 22 June, a UN security meeting was held in Abeche.

08 Mar 2007 description

First anniversary of the CERF

Since its launch one year ago, the upgraded CERF received US$ 399.4 million and is being supported by 73 partners, including Member States, one local government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals through the UN Foundation.