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Aid professionals
19 February 2009

A WFP driver in Eastern Congo

Ennock Bigumba is a driver for WFP in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He also works as a translator for WFP’s international staff on the ground. Caroline Hurford traveled with him on a recent mission for WFP.
Logistics
17 February 2009

Getting Food To Gaza

When WFP launched its emergency operation for Gaza recently, setting up food flows was no easy task. As Ekram El-Huni explains, the El Arish warehouse in Egypt was a crucial part of the logistics operation.
Logistics
16 February 2009

Madagascar Hit by Political Violence and Cyclone

WFP in Madagascar has recently had to deal with a complicated political situation and a cyclone. In this short Q&A, WFP Country Director Krystyna Bednarska explains how WFP was affected by the first and how it is responding to the second.
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.

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