Stories


Responding to Emergencies
29 July 2009

WFP's Funding Shortfall in 2009

WFP is funded entirely through voluntary contributions, most of which come from governments. When we calculated the cost of feeding 108 million hungry people in 74 countries in 2009, we set a budget of US$6.7 billion. Taking into account forecasts and money already received, we now expect to end the year with US$3.7 billion.
Logistics
28 July 2009

WFP Trucks Come To The Rescue In Storm-Battered Haiti

A fleet of trucks, donated by the Norwegian Red Cross to WFP Haiti, delivered food and humanitarian supplies to Haitians battered by hurricanes in 2008 – and are poised to come to the rescue again during this hurricane season.
Responding to Emergencies
24 July 2009

Building Trust In A Danger Zone (Staff Profile)

Providing food assistance to millions of destitute people in Somalia is a difficult and dangerous business. As Deputy Country Director for the last two years, Denise Brown, has found that to get the job done she has to be both tough and charming.
Aid professionals
23 July 2009

Formula 1 Driver Raises $13,000 For Hungry Schoolkids

Toyota Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, whose car bears the red cup symbol of WFP's Fill the Cup campaign, has helped raise almost US$13,000 (€9,117) for programmes to provide free school meals to hungry children around the world.
Procurement
20 July 2009

New WFP Information System Brings Greater Accountability

WFP has just rolled out a new global information system designed to bring the agency big advantages in governance and accountability. By improving our ability to measure performance in all areas of our work, we are better able to report results to our stakeholders.

Focus on Women
15 July 2009

WFP's Sheila Sisulu Highlights Twin-Track Approach To Hunger

The US$20 billion pledged for food security by G8 leaders last week should be used for urgent hunger needs as well as for agricultural development, WFP Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu said Wednesday in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm El Sheikh.
Logistics
14 July 2009

The Nuts And Bolts Of WFP (Staff Profile)

New Zealander Alastair Cook has been a WFP logistics officer since 2004, facing many challenging situations, including the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. He says the toughest job he's faced so far was in Kenya, after the election violence had spread terror among WFP beneficiaries.
Responding to Emergencies
14 July 2009

WFP Reaches Hungry Across Somalia’s Frontlines

The flight of more than 200,000 people from Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu since May is the latest chapter in the crisis in the Horn of Africa. It underlines how WFP must operate on all sides of the country’s conflict to reach the powerless and hungry.
Responding to Emergencies
25 June 2009

Camp Cooking Stoves Help Hungry In Pakistan

As WFP delivers food assistance to more than 2 million people affected by conflict in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, some families are getting the opportunity to cook their own food in new kitchens that have been set up in places like Yar Hussein camp in Swabi.
Logistics
22 June 2009

Monster Chopper Lifts Food In Southern Sudan

The world’s biggest helicopter has begun airlifting food aid into a remote part of Southern Sudan after river boats trying to deliver urgently needed WFP supplies were attacked. The airlift comes amidst growing concerns about the fragile security situation in the south.

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