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.
18 May 2010
WFP has been providing school meals to children in Kenya for over 20 years. Today, a new generation of graduates is turning the rewards of those meals into stronger communities. Anthropologist Timothy J. Finan, author of a new report on school feeding in Kenya, tells us how.
6 April 2010
The end of a long dry spell has brought hope to Kenyan farmers. But with food prices high and food production still patchy, many people still depend on food aid. WFP will continue supporting the most vulnerable while helping farmers boost production and cope with climate change.
31 March 2010
Pictures painted by Nairobi slum children about the school meals they receive from WFP will soon be auctioned in Europe to help raise funds and awareness for the Kenyan school meals programme.
8 January 2010
HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, a UN Messenger of Peace, took a turn serving bowls of maize and beans to school children in a Nairobi slum on Friday. For many of the kids, this meal was the only food they would receive throughout the day.
22 December 2009
WFP’s first Asian corporate partner, LG Electronics, supports WFP’s work in Ethiopia via a number of communities called “LGE Hope Villages”. In these villages LGE funding is helping nearly 3,000 families (14,500 people) increase their food security and resilience to climatic change.
23 November 2009
A champion of the fight against hunger, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, has just visited a remote Kenyan village to see how school meals are helping to secure an education for children from even the poorest families.
19 November 2009
Spain is doubling its 2009 contribution to WFP to support the agency’s efforts to provide urgent food assistance to 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, where erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices have produced a prolonged hunger crisis.
18 November 2009
Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.
27 October 2009
Seasonal rain has brought some relief to drought-stricken areas but it will be months before the harvest comes. Almost four million people are depending on WFP help to stave off hunger.
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- Data drip: 'Smart' handpumps send signal that water has run out Source: The Guardian
- Kenya: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops Source: IRIN
- Insurance helps Kenya's herders protect against drought Source: CNN
- Mother Rescued From Slide Into Severe Malnutrition Source: Footcircles