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Logistics
25 February 2010

WFP To Bolster Rapid Response In Asia

WFP is setting up Asia’s first Humanitarian Response Depot in Malaysia in order to bolster the humanitarian community’s ability to respond rapidly to emergencies across the continent. Asia is home to more recurring natural disasters than anywhere else in the world.

Nutrition
15 February 2010

Haiti: Peanut Paste Fights Malnutrition In Camps

Alongside general food distributions which have now reached more than 2.5 million people since the earthquake, WFP has started a nutrition drive. We are delivering specialised food to prevent malnutrition to 53,000 children under five and 16,000 pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Aid professionals
11 February 2010

"New Population Bomb"

In the January/February edition of Foreign Affairs, Jack Goldstone writes a compelling piece on demographic trends,  which all have implications on global hunger and how we address it. 

Responding to Emergencies
11 February 2010

"I Was Nervous At What I Would Find In Haiti"

WFP's Marcus Prior flew to Haiti soon after the earthquake to head up the public information team there. Since arriving he has followed every stage in the development of the emergency operation. A month after the devastating earthquake, he shares his personal reflections on the country and the humanitarian operation.

Aid professionals
8 February 2010

WFP's Emergency Veteran Tapped For Deputy Executive Director Slot

Ramiro Lopes da Silva of Portugal, a veteran of key WFP emergency operations around the world, is to take over as the organization's Deputy Executive Director of External Relations, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced to the agency's executive board on Monday.

Cash and Vouchers
26 January 2010

Zambia: New Scratch Cards Streamline Flow Of Rations

For Zambia’s poor, collecting precious food rations often involves a long trek to a central distribution point and then a long walk back with a heavy load. But now, WFP is using scratch cards and cell phones to allow beneficiaries to choose when and where to pick up their food.

Responding to Emergencies
21 January 2010

Haiti: Eyes In The Sky Guide Relief Work

When a disaster strikes, humanitarian agencies like WFP need information more than anything else. They need a clear picture of the damage to roads and bridges, for example, to be able to respond fast. A new set of satellite maps produced by WFP helps provide this information.

Logistics
19 January 2010

Emergency Telecoms Team Reconnects Haiti Op

When disaster strikes, among the first people in WFP to move are the telecommunications staff. In Haiti, they found landlines, cellphones and satellite communications all down. Yet within days they had connected humanitarian workers to each other and the world.
A Billion for a Billion
8 January 2010

Actor Will Smith To Sell Artwork To Feed Hungry In Haiti

Actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are helping WFP to raise funds to feed hungry children in Haiti by auctioning a special artwork signed by music artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo last month.
Focus on Women
16 December 2009

WFP Stove Initiative To Help Protect Women And Environment

WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.

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