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School Meals
27 October 2011

Thirty years ago, local customs meant Fatuma's mother was under pressure to pull her out of school. Without the food offered at school, it's likely she would have dropped out. But she didn't. She got an education and then decided to devote her life to helping other kids do the same.Today Fatuma is a key figure in WFP's operations to support refugees in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.


26 October 2011

Dorte Jessen, a Danish national, worked as WFP's emergency coordinator in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya for  two months recently. Since June, the camp has absorbed tens of thousands of new arrivals from famine-stricken Somalia. Dorte's diary gives a taste of what her days were made up of: not just food rations and aid shipments, but also royal visits and a race for flip-flops.

Floods, Food Prices
10 October 2011

Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

School Meals
6 October 2011

Wilson Ereng, a driver  for WFP in Kenya, went to school for the first time when his family’s livestock died and there was nothing to eat at home. The promise of WFP food kept him going to school for the next ten years and meant that he received an education. Here’s how he remembers those years.

Crop Production, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets
4 October 2011

WFP’s food for assets programme is increasing access to food among vulnerable host communities while helping nurture better relations between the locals and refugees in the Dadaab area.

Nutrition
4 October 2011

WFP’s hospital feeding programme is making a difference for both patients and their carers in Dadaab.

Crop Production, Climate Change, Droughts, Food for Assets
26 September 2011

The rebuilding of an irrigation scheme in northern Kenya last year has turned out to be crucial for farmers like Nangor Lobongia. It has meant she and her family have avoided joining the thousands now queueing for food aid in the drought-hit Turkana region.

Droughts, Emergencies
25 September 2011

The UN focused its attention to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa on Saturday, with Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon warning that the “crisis grows deeper by the day”. Looking for long-term solutions at a mini-summit, he cited programs in Ethiopia and Kenya which showed how "drought need not become famine"

Refugees and IDPs, Nutrition
7 September 2011

A special ready-to-use food is meeting the approval of those at the front line of the battle against malnutrition - the mothers of young children. Preventing malnutrition in the first two years of life is the best way to ensure children grow up healthy in mind and body.

Emergencies
31 August 2011

The rebuilding of an irrigation scheme in northern Kenya last year has turned out to be crucial for farmers like Nangor Lobongia. It has meant she and her family have avoided joining the thousands now queueing for food aid in the drought-hit Turkana region.