Stories


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.
Logistics
16 April 2009

BBC Dodges Bullets On WFP Training Course

You don't normally expect an information and communications technology expert to be adept at avoiding snipers and detecting mines. But if you're an ICT operative for WFP, these things are part of your skill set, as two BBC journalists found out.
Logistics
15 April 2009

Two New Piracy Incidents Underline Threat to WFP Shipments

Even though the Maersk Alabama incident is over, two other incidents have underlined the continuing danger to WFP's shipments in the seas off the Horn of Africa.

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