Focus on Women
3 April 2011

On the last leg of her five-day trip to Kenya, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran visited Dadaab, one of the biggest concentrations of refugees in the world. While there she spoke to some of the Somali women and children who had arrived in the camps after fleeing conflict in their own country.

Droughts, Food Prices
2 April 2011

The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in a statement released on Saturday.

Refugees and IDPs
31 March 2011

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran is currently on a 5-day trip to Kenya that includes a visit to the Dadaab refugee camps, one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world. Sheeran accompanies the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Executive Director of UN Women.

Climate Change, Droughts, Focus on Women, Food for Assets
25 February 2011

WFP is piloting a Seasonal Cash for Assets project to allow WFP to test whether cash is a more appropriate response than food at harvest seasons in marginal agricultural areas.

School Meals
17 February 2011

Nyipher used to struggle in school. She had trouble paying attention and she’d fall asleep in class. A 14-year-old girl growing up in the slums of Nairobi, her problem wasn’t laziness—it was hunger. Then her school started serving meals at lunch and things began to change. Now, she’s thinking about college and beyond. Watch video

General Food Distribution
19 November 2010

WFP has opened new food distribution centres in one of three refugee camps at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya to ease overcrowding and reduce the time it takes to distribute food to the 100,000, mainly Somali, refugees .

Nutrition, School Meals
9 November 2010

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so that I can help sick people get well. I am working hard in school to do this and I thank the World Food Programme because I can concentrate on my studies because I am not hungry.” This is what Ricky Otieno had to tell London’s Young Times when they called him recently for an interview.

Gender, HIV/AIDS, Purchase for Progress
24 September 2010

Anne Rono is a small farmer, but after contracting HIV, lost the strength to farm her land. With the help of antiretroviral drugs and nutritious food, she’s not only back on her feet but selling her crops to WFP through an innovative new programme that links small farmers to markets.

School Meals
8 September 2010

More than 400 staff members of Unilever Germany went to sell margarine in 503 Rewe supermarkets for one day last week, raising more than 100,000 Euros for school meals in Kenya. The money will pay for half a million nutritious school meals for hungry children.

School Meals
13 July 2010

Parents in the Kangemi slum in Nairobi used to spend $450 a month on the firewood used to cook their children’s school meals. Now they spend less than a quarter of that thanks to a new fuel-efficient stove that's kinder to the environment and safer to use.