Stories


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.
Focus on Women
8 June 2009

Swaziland: WFP Helps Remarkable Woman Care For Orphans

Sisana Mavimbela is a remarkable woman. A 49-year-old mother of eight and a grandmother of five, Sisana somehow finds the time – and energy – to help care for another 46 children in her community. WFP helps her do it.
Aid professionals
7 June 2009

WFP And Partners Stage Global March Against Hunger

Tens of thousands of people made a show of solidarity for the hungry poor on Sunday, participating in a global walk to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes. End Hunger: Walk the World events were held in 70 countries.
Aid professionals
7 June 2009

Global March Against Hunger Gets Under Way

In 70 countries around the world, people walked together on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the hungry poor. ‘End Hunger: Walk the World’ aims to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes.
Food Security Analysis
7 June 2009

World Leaders Brainstorm On How To Manage Grain Supply

Leaders from around the world met in St. Petersburg at the weekend to discuss ways to manage the supply of staple grains that feed the planet. It's a critical question for WFP, the world's largest distributor of food assistance. The outcome? Read Five Takeaways From St Petersburg

Food Security Analysis
2 June 2009

Laos: Millennium Hunger Target Still Some Way Off

Laos is on track to meet targets on primary school enrolment and reducing child mortality, but stronger action is needed on reducing hunger, according to the latest Millennium Development Goals report on the Asian country.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide