Stories


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.
Nutrition
11 December 2009

Kurdistan Kids Give Thumbs Up To Nutritional Snacks

School children in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, recently started receiving a daily snack designed by WFP to boost their nutritional intake and to help them concentrate. A nervous Robin Lodge went along to see whether the children liked the new date bars.
Aid professionals
9 December 2009

Tajikistan: WFP Welcomes Wheat Flour Donated By Japan

With winter quickly approaching in Tajikistan, WFP has welcomed the arrival of 1,114 metric tons of wheat flour purchased through a generous donation from the Government of Japan for vulnerable people in Tajikistan.
Aid professionals
24 November 2009

School Meals Effective But Lack Support, Report Shows

As governments grapple with fallout from the global economic crisis, a new report from WFP and the World Bank shows that school meals and similar programmes are vital to keeping children in school, improving their learning and health, and promoting food security.
A Billion for a Billion
18 November 2009

London Students Take Action To Fight Hunger

A group of students at the London School of Economics went out onto the streets recently to engage passersby in debate about world hunger and to collect funds for WFP’s work feeding hungry school children. Their message? Ending hunger is within reach. Watch video
A Billion for a Billion
17 November 2009

Five Reasons Why We Can Defeat Hunger

The world is better positioned than ever before to fight and defeat global hunger, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran told delegates at the World Food Summit in Rome, citing the commitment, knowhow and unity that now exist around the issue.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide