Stories


Aid professionals
19 May 2009

WFP Co-hosts Civil-Military Pandemic Planning Conference

Senior military pandemic planners from around the world and their national civilian counterparts gathered at WFP's Rome headquarters on Monday for the opening of a week-long conference looking at ways to enhance collaboration and coordination.
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Weary IDPs Given Cooked Meals

While continuing to feed almost 200,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Sri Lanka, WFP has now started providing cooked meals to the thousands of Sri Lankans who are reaching the town of Omanthai from the conflict zone.
Focus on Women
12 May 2009

Somalia: Food Distributions Continue Despite Security Concerns

Following the killings of two WFP staff in southern Somalia earlier this year, WFP continues to seek security commitments from local administrations and armed groups in order to ensure that staff are not targeted. Meanwhile, food distributions continue: WFP reached 2.3 million people in Somalia in April.
Responding to Emergencies
8 May 2009

Pakistan: WFP Scales Up As More People Flee Fighting

WFP has revised contingency plans and is preparing to provide food assistance to as many as one million IDPs in Pakistan’s troubled border regions with Afghanistan in the wake of new fighting between the Pakistan army and insurgents.
Nutrition
8 May 2009

Haiti: Economic Crisis Impacts Children’s Health

An increase in child malnutrition cases at a hospital in Cite Soleil hospital highlights the effects the economic crisis is having among Haiti’s poor, especially those who depend on money sent by relatives working overseas.
Nutrition
30 April 2009

Nargis: What Happened And How WFP Responded

Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar on the evening of 2 May, leaving a trail of death and destruction before tapering off the next day. The winds and tidal surge caused by the cyclone damaged much of the fertile Ayeyarwady delta, and Yangon, the nation's main city and former capital.
Aid professionals
28 April 2009

Safe, Reliable Access To Food Essential In Pandemic

When world leaders gathered six times over the past two years to discuss how to grapple with pandemic disease – like the one we may be facing now – the same issue was raised by every single delegation: safe and reliable access to food.
Food Security Analysis
28 April 2009

WFP and Influenza Pandemics

As an international organization with global operations, WFP is preparing for the possibility of an influenza pandemic.
Responding to Emergencies
27 April 2009

What Obama's Commitments To Food Security Mean For WFP

President Obama said recently he will work with congress to double US support for global food security to over $ 1 billion. What does that mean for WFP and the more than 100 million children, women and men who depend on us right now for food and nutritional assistance?
Logistics
23 April 2009

WFP Ready For Sri Lankans Fleeing War Zone

WFP has pre-positioned food in the northern Vavuniya district of Sri Lanka to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of people who are fleeing the ‘safe zone’ along the north eastern coast of Mullaitivu.

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