Stories


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.
Aid professionals
17 November 2009

Ban Ki-moon Honours WFP Staff Killed In Pakistan Bombing

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended a commemoration ceremony at WFP headquarters on Monday to remember the five men and women who died last month in a bomb blast in Pakistan. He once again condemned the "senseless" attack.

Logistics
20 October 2009

Flood Stricken Philippines Braces For New Typhoon

As WFP and the government push ahead with relief operations to help flood-hit communities, the northern island of Luzon is waiting to see whether a new typhoon - dubbed Lupit - will hit later this week, disrupting operations and possibly increasing the need for emergency food assistance.

Responding to Emergencies
13 October 2009

Slain WFP Staff Honoured At Memorial Ceremony

Friends, colleagues and diplomats gathered on Tuesday to honour the World Food Programme staff members slain and injured in the suicide attack on the WFP headquarters in Islamabad on 5 October. Their work should not be dangerous, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Nutrition
6 October 2009

Focusing On The 'How'

What makes you feel optimistic about the field of nutrition today? I asked this question to a few people today. Bea Rogers, Professor at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, leaned over to discuss her thoughts as we sat in a session on “building better nutrition programs”.

Logistics
1 October 2009

WFP Ready For Hurricanes

Two thirds of the way through the 2009 hurricane season, Haiti has yet to be hit by a major storm – a phenomenon for which international aid agencies, government officials and the people of this Caribbean nation are grateful. But in case the luck should not hold, WFP is ready.
Logistics
26 August 2009

My Day In The Air Drop Zone

Denys Saltanov is part of a small WFP team stationed in an area of northeastern Congo where the only reliable way to deliver emergency food aid is through airdrops. A key part of Denys' job is to collect the food when it lands and distribute it. He describes a typical day.

Aid professionals
20 August 2009

What’s At Stake In Afghanistan

Afghans working to build a better future for their country face a difficult and dangerous task. But for this World Food Programme staff member in Kabul, the risks are worth it. His name is being withheld for security reasons.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide