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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.
Food For Assets
21 June 2009

WFP Helps Haitians Work To Protect City From Mud

With WFP support, a system of stone-lined ditches is being built on the hills overlooking Gonaives in a bid to prevent a repeat of last year when mudslides buried the north Haitian city, contributing to a severe hunger crisis.
Aid professionals
19 June 2009

Number Of World’s Hungry Tops A Billion

There are more hungry people in the world than ever before. More than one billion people, almost a sixth of humanity, are now undernourished, according to the latest estimates from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Responding to Emergencies
18 June 2009

WFP's Work With Refugees

WFP is currently feeding more than 14.5 million refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees in some of the most dangerous and hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
Food Security Analysis
11 June 2009

Financial Crisis Pushes Poor Families Deeper Into Hunger

Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers
Logistics
10 June 2009

Pakistan: Food Lifeline Provides Stability To Displaced Families

Against the backdrop of the major humanitarian crisis unfolding in northern Pakistan, WFP is leading the United Nations and humanitarian agencies in implementing an innovative approach to delivering food, shelter and vitally needed relief to families displaced by fighting.

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