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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.

Responding to Emergencies
10 May 2013

How A Mother From Syria Kept Her Family Fed

For Syrian mothers like Um Abdou, life as a refugee has been a battle to keep her family from going hungry. She didn't hesitate to sell all her jewelry for food, but it wasn't long before she had no more to sell. Today, food vouchers provided by WFP are putting food on the table for her and around 300,000 other refugees in Lebanon as they wait for the conflict to end.

21 April 2013

Rome-Based UN Agencies Are Honorary Citizens Of Rome

The three Rome-based UN agencies - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and WFP - were made honorary citizens of Rome during a ceremony to commemorate the 2,766th anniversary of the "eternal city's" founding.

Climate Change
16 April 2013

Tweets Highlight Dublin Conference On Climate Justice

DUBLIN--The "Hunger - Nutrition - Climate Justice" conference in Dublin, Ireland has seen two days of stimulating debate and discussion between high-level policy makers and grassroots groups about the challenge of maintaining food security for vulnerable communities facing climate change that is dramatically affecting their lives.