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School Meals
1 March 2010

English cricketing stars took time out from their tour of Bangladesh for a match against children from a primary school in Dhaka who receive food assistance from WFP.  The visit was part of the ongoing Cricket Against Hunger partnership.

Nutrition, School Meals
10 February 2010

In schools across Bangladesh, WFP is using conjuring tricks to make poor children laugh… and learn about health and nutrition. The new Enter-educate Magic Shows in 100 schools will also dazzle students and their parents with the benefits of school meals.

 

Focus on Women, Nutrition
23 December 2009

Britain’s star chef Tommy Miah went to the Kutupalong refugee camp recently to help show women inhabitants the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet. While there, he gave a demonstration of how best to use the ingredients available in the camp.

Ambassadors, Climate Change, Food for Assets, School Meals
18 December 2009

WFP’s first Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger, the legendary gymnast Li Ning, visited Bangladesh recently to meet some of the 400,000 women and children who have received China's help through WFP.

Climate Change, Floods, Focus on Women, Food for Assets
21 September 2009

For Samya Begum, hunger is never far away. She lives in a part of Bangladesh that is prone to flooding and a heavy monsoon can be the difference between having food and not having it. She is an example of why climate is a hunger issue and why climate change will produce more hunger.


16 September 2009

There are more hungry people in the world today than ever before. In many developing countries the poor cannot afford to buy food. At the same time, economic woes mean that many rich countries have cut back on funding for food assistance. It's a recipe for disaster.

Emergencies
15 September 2009

Fancy Rajshahi, a 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman who lives in grinding poverty, was thrilled earlier this year when she started to receive bags of fortified wheat flour from WFP to help nourish her three boys. Now it seems her good luck could be about to vanish.

Emergencies, Nutrition
15 September 2009

In Bangladesh WFP is reaching barely 1 million people out of a target 5 million who cannot afford to buy the food they need for their families.

Livelihoods, Focus on Women
1 September 2009

Marginalised women in Bangladesh are receiving food and a sense of empowerment thanks to a programme run by WFP and the government of Bangladesh. Alongside monthly wheat flour rations, it offers business training and teaches participants about their rights.

Climate Change
1 September 2009

For more than 40 years, WFP has been helping people whose lives depend on the vagaries of the weather. For these people, nature is both a friend and a foe. If it brings just enough rain, then crops will thrive and families will be fed. Too much rain - or too little - and disaster strikes.