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Responding to Emergencies
7 June 2013

WFP Staffer Compares Two Refugee Camps: Zaatari and Dadaab

Dorte Jessen coordinates WFP's food assistance programmes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. She spends much of her time at the Zaatari refugee camp, which has swelled to the size of a large city over the past year. In 2011, Dorte worked at the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. We asked her to compare the two and tell us how things have changed at Zaatari since it opened.

For Individuals
5 June 2013

UK Hunger Summit - Push To End Child Malnutrition

Child hunger will be at the top of the international political agenda this weekend as government and business leaders join humanitarian leaders in London to discuss new commitments to end child malnutrition and stunting. The “Nutrition for Growth” meeting is taking place as part of the UK government’s presidency of the G8.

24 May 2013

School Meals: Where Need Is Greatest, Coverage Is Lowest, WFP Report Finds

The first State of School Feeding Worldwide report, produced by WFP, provides a global picture of developments in school feeding, with maps, analysis, and research. It shows that despite huge global investment in school meals programmes, many needy children are not covered.

Centre of Excellence Against Hunger
21 May 2013

The Power Of School Meals: 3 Lives That Prove It

Giving children food while they are in school has long been a key strategy for aid organizations like WFP, which see it as an investment in the future of a child and of a country. As experts meet at the Global Child Nutrition Forum in Brazil to discuss ways to improve this type of programme, we highlight three people who have already felt the benefits in their own lives.

Preventing Hunger
21 May 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 2!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

School Meals
20 May 2013

Food Keeps Girls In School In Yemen

Ali Mohamed Ghaleb’s five daughters give him a special interest in supporting the innovative Food For Girls’ Education Programme that WFP has been operating in Yemen since 2007. The 44-year-old retired military officer says it helps him keep them in school.

School Meals
19 May 2013

Vegetable Oil Gets Girls To Go To School In Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, far more boys go to school than girls. WFP is trying to change that by providing food incentives for female students.

Responding to Emergencies
16 May 2013

WFP Ready To Assist As Cyclone Mahasen Hits Bangladesh And Myanmar

Amid roaring winds and dark clouds on the horizon as Cyclone Mahasen rolls in, WFP staff in Bangladesh and Myanmar stand ready to respond where necessary.

Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2013

8 Things To Know About Hunger In Mali

A year of conflict in the West African nation of Mali has brought hunger to hundreds of thousands of people. Drought and endemic poverty have also taken their toll. Here are 8 things to know about hunger in Mali and what WFP is doing to deliver food and hope to the people who live there.

Responding to Emergencies
14 May 2013

Life As A 10-Year-Old Refugee From Syria

Toqa’s collection of woolly hats is one of the the only things she took with her when her family fled their home in Syria. It's among few reminders of the home she left behind before coming to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Determined to become a doctor, she's at the top of her class at school where WFP provides nutritious snacks to children like her.