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Emergencies
2 May 2012

The Dutch frigate NMNLS Van Amstel paid a visit to Dar es Salaam on 23 April, hosting a media briefing to highlight international efforts to fight piracy along the East African coast and the EU military support given to WFP's humanitarian operations in the region.

HIV/AIDS
13 January 2012

As an HIV-positive orphan, Faudhia spent long hours struggling to find food for herself and her grandmother. She often missed school. Now she is getting food and medicine through a WFP-assisted programme and she is fighting to change her life for the better.

Focus on Women, Purchase for Progress
3 June 2011

Felista Thomas, 57, lives in Shirimgungani, close to the famous Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. She is the head of her household and owns 1.25 hectares of land. This year she is leasing an additional hectare of land – all because of P4P.

Food for Assets
29 December 2010

Mvungwe Village only cultivated land along the Pangani River bank making only subsistence farming possible. Under WFP's Food for Assets Programme, in exchange for food, villagers dug 12 km of irrigation canal. This opened up all kinds of possibilities! Each acre of farmland now yields 10-15 bags of maize, up from 1-2 bags before the canal work.

HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
30 November 2009

To support children orphaned by AIDS and those living with HIV/AIDS themselves, WFP provides food and nutrition to 2.3 million people across Africa. Those on anti-retroviral treatment are particularly in need of a nutritious diet to ensure that their drug therapy is as effective as possible.

School Meals
14 July 2009

The school meals distributed at Jonas Oltimbau’s school on northern Tanzania are keeping alive his dreams of becoming a lawyer one day and playing a role in helping his nation move forward.


7 June 2009

Tens of thousands of people made a show of solidarity for the hungry poor on Sunday, participating in a global walk to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes. End Hunger: Walk the World events were held in 70 countries.

School Meals
20 April 2009

Almost all the students at the Enguike primary school in Tanzania now pass entry exams for secondary school. But before the free meals programme started, the pass rate was close to zero.

Focus on Women, Nutrition
6 April 2009

Flora Mloli is 26 and a tiny wisp of a woman. Her two-year-old daughter Neema clings to her, as if her life depended on it. And perhaps it does – Neema grabs for her mother’s breast every few seconds.


31 August 2007

WFP hs welcomed major US government contributions for August totaling US$69 million, aimed at feeding people in seven countries confronting humanitarian challenges ranging from severe drought to civil conflict.