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Droughts, Emergencies, HIV/AIDS
7 September 2009

Food assistance enables millions of people in southern Africa to cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS, high food prices and natural disasters. But with WFP facing an unprecedented budget shortfall, many risk losing this critical support.

School Meals
13 March 2009

Thirty million people assisted, 30 years of cooperation, US$30 million in donations - a photo exhibition held in Beijing offered a graphic chronicle of WFP's collaboration with the Chinese government in the fight against hunger and poverty.


25 February 2009

Thousands of cholera patients and their caregivers in treatment centres across Zimbabwe are now benefiting from WFP food, which helps them fight the deadly disease.

Emergencies
24 February 2009

The food situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated more drastically than expected – due to worsening economic conditions, the cash crisis and also because the government did not import as much food as anticipated.

Emergencies
30 January 2009

It is the lean season in Zimbabwe – the last few months before harvests arrive in April – and hunger levels are reaching a peak. WFP is targeting more than 5 million hungry people.


11 November 2008

Zimbabwe, 11 November 2008 - WFP distributed 29,000 tons of food to around 2 million vulnerable people across Zimbabwe in October – the first month of large-scale distributions.


9 October 2008

It’s been a long time since Sabath Musiiwa had anything to smile about. But now – after months of increasing hunger and despair – Sabath pats the sack she is sitting on and suddenly starts to laugh.


1 September 2008

WFP welcomes the lifting of a ban on NGO activities in Zimbabwe and will immediately begin scaling up its food assistance operations across the country.


12 December 2007

Nicole Menage, chief of WFP’s food procurement service, talks to web writer Michelle Hough about a little-known fact: WFP bought over three-quarters of its food in 2006 in developing countries.


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.