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8 May 2006

Determined and motivated: a WFP volunteer in Afghanistan

Toshiko Kitahara flung herself into fundraising in her native Japan following a period as a volunteer with WFP in Afghanistan. Her goal was to build a school with the help of WFP food for work, and get Afghan girls into education so they could improve their lives. Jackie Dent reports.
8 May 2006

UN ambassador elected president of horse federation

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Goodwill Ambassador to WFP, was elected this week as the 13th President of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and is the governing body for all equestrian sports in the world.
5 May 2006

Three dead and wreckage of WFP-chartered plane found in Uganda

A rescue team today identified aircraft wreckage high up in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains as the remains of a WFP-chartered light plane missing for a week and found three bodies at the crash site, WFP and a South Africa-based operator said.
3 May 2006

Hot meals entice Niger's nomadic children into school

As Niger's nomads continue their traditional lifestyle of tending to their livestock out in the bush, their children stay at school where WFP food helps them to continue studying. Marcus Prior reports on school feeding among the children of nomadic pastoralists.
2 May 2006

Saudi prince gives US$1 million to feed Kenyans

WFP has heartily welcomed a private donation of US$1 million from His Royal Highness Prince Al-Walid bin Talal of Saudia Arabia for WFP’s emergency operation to provide food assistance to 3.6 million people suffering from the ravages of drought.
25 April 2006

Education for women in east Sudan: the stuff of dreams

Women in east Sudan are challenging traditional tribal views that education is only for boys and men, and are learning to read and write in a WFP-organised programme.
21 April 2006

Poland's Korzeniowski appeals to fellow sportsmen

Following his recent visit to WFP school feeding projects in Mali, Poland's quadruple gold medallist Robert Korzeniowski makes an impassioned plea to his fellow sportsmen to use their international profiles to keep Africa's hungry children on the international agenda
12 April 2006

Food-for-work takes the strain out of Niger's lean season

The scorched landscape of Niger hides a secret. Crescent-shaped grooves etched into the earth by workers collect vital water for a plentiful harvest. Marcus Prior looks at how WFP's Food for Work programme provides a buffer for Nigeriens waiting for their crops to grow.
10 April 2006

Kashmiri women can take their future into their own hands - with your help

With the help of WFP, Kashmiri women are taking their lives into their own hands and building a future from the ruins of the October earthquake. Caroline Chaumont tells us of their determination to piece their broken lives back together.
7 April 2006

Olympic champion Korzeniowski joins the fight against hunger

One of Poland’s most famous athletes, Olympic gold-medallist Robert Korzeniowski starts a three day visit to Mali, where he will witness first-hand how WFP helps children.