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20 March 2008

Staff capture some quintessential WFP moments in our staff photo, video and story competition.


14 January 2008

Thanks to the award-winning online vocabulary game FreeRice, Bangladesh and many other poverty-stricken countries, are just a click away for pupils of the Ambrit international school in Rome, Italy, who want to help feed the world’s 854 million hungry people.


11 December 2007

Countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.


23 November 2007

World Food Programme deliveries of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs) across the cyclone-affected areas are continuing as the food agency also announced the start of a substantial shipment of rice to be transported by road to victims of the Cyclone Sidr living in the five worst-affected Districts of Southern Bangladesh.


7 August 2007

WFP has begun distributing high energy biscuits and other food to victims of severe flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan and is preparing to step up its operations if requested by governments.


9 March 2007

Thousands of schoolchildren gathered in the Gaibandah district of northern Bangladesh this week to see England cricket players hand over a special gift of a year’s supply of biscuits to a local school.


27 February 2007

The Government of Japan announced today a major contribution of US$20.8 million (JPY2.52 billion) to WFP which will assist millions of vulnerable and chronically food insecure people in 13 countries spread throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.