Stories


Logistics
10 February 2009

First Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Operations

WFP Aviation is bringing together aviation safety experts and top humanitarian players in Abu Dhabi next week to discuss global aviation safety and security and to explore the future of humanitarian air operations.
Logistics
9 February 2009

WFP Truckers Helped By Grateful Afghan Villagers

The drivers of the WFP truck fleet are always a welcome sight for the people of Badakhshan, many of whom rely on WFP food to get them through the winter. But sometimes it's the truckers that need help from the villagers, as James Feeney, head of WFP's Faizabad sub-office, explains.
Food Security Analysis
6 February 2009

Financial Speculation and the Food Crisis

Financial speculation in basic food commodities played a key role in the 2007-2008 food price crisis which pushed millions of people deeper into hunger, says economic historian Peter Timmer.
Logistics
30 January 2009

WFP Reaches Out to More Hungry People in Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza enters its second month, WFP is reaching out to more hungry people through daily food distributions, and free school meals for children.
Aid professionals
30 January 2009

Davos: Day 2 Round-Up

For WFP, Davos Day 2 was littered with smart ideas, live interviews and Corn Soya Blend. (For more, see our Davos page)
Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2009

The Rubble That Was Gaza

Christine van Nieuwenhuyse, WFP Country Director for the occupied Palestinian territories, travelled to Gaza with a joint UN preliminary assessment mission. This is her account of what she saw.
Purchase for Progress
21 January 2009

WFP Helps Connect Farmers in Mozambique to Markets

"Now that I have a secure buyer, I will grow a lot more beans,” says one farmer who is benefitting from WFP's innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.
Logistics
16 January 2009

Tracking WFP Planes, 24/7, Across the Globe

How do you track planes in an area of the world where there is no air traffic control? How do you make sure that, in case of an accident, search and rescue efforts know exactly what to do?
Procurement
14 January 2009

On the Road in Ethiopia (Staff profile)

Wuditu Assefa spends much of her time travelling, talking to WFP partners and beneficiaries. She is a Field Monitor, based in Dessie in the north of Ethiopia. As she explains here, one of the things she monitors is the MERET project to reduce vulnerability to drought.
Focus on Women
5 January 2009

Questions, Questions and More Questions

Lisa Biederlack, from WFP’s Food Security Analysis division, was recently in some of the remotest areas of Ghana to coordinate a survey about the population's access to food. In this article Lisa explains exactly what that involved.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide