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Preventing Hunger
23 October 2012

Infographic: All About WFP

Just how many people does WFP feed each year? How much does that cost and where does it get the money? Find the answers to these questions and more in this infographic about WFP—the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency.

[NB. This infographic has been updated. Go here for new version]

For Individuals
19 October 2012

Girl From Kenya Inspires 50,000 Meals On World Food Day

Inspired by the story of a young girl growing up in one of Africa’s biggest slums, WFP supporters rallied to provide more than 50,000 meals for World Food Day. Destined for hungry children in schools around the world, most of the meals arrived in the last hours of the campaign.

19 October 2012

Canadian Prime Minister Visits Senegal To Be Briefed On WFP's Operations In The Region

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Minister of International Cooperation, Mr. Fantino paid a visit to Senegal where they were briefed on our operations by WFP’s Regional Director, Thomas Yanga.

Focus on Women
17 October 2012

On World Food Day, WFP Reassures Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Today, WFP celebrates World Food Day in Afghanistan along with its sister agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. This year the emphasis is on supporting agricultural cooperatives and farmers’ organizations.

ED - E.Cousin
16 October 2012

Better Tools Needed To Protect Poor From Hunger

Climate change and volatile food prices make the world’s poorest ever more vulnerable to hunger. That’s why social protection mechanisms and resilience strategies are increasingly important, says WFP Executive Ertharin Cousin, outlining some of the ways WFP is working with governments and other partners to address this need.

Cash and Vouchers
15 October 2012

WFP Assists Syrians In Turkey With Food E-Vouchers

As Syrians continue to flee violence and pour into neighbouring countries, there are now over 100,000 Syrians living in camps in Turkey. The Turkish authorities have been providing them with assistance but with the growing numbers of new arrivals, WFP is stepping in with a complimentary food e-voucher programme in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent.

Food For Assets
15 October 2012

Somalia: Reservoir Puts Nomads On Road To Recovery

Compared to this time last year, things have improved for Somalis who have directly benefited from the creation of community assets which provide a way out of the proverty trap.

Purchase for Progress
15 October 2012

Women In Guatemala Take Charge Of Their Farms

Helping poor rural women become successful farmers is one of the best ways to build a food-secure world. That’s what the P4P programme is doing in Guatemala –with major support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - teaching women how to grow food to eat and sell on local markets. It's just one example of what investing in women farmers can achieve:

School Meals
12 October 2012

South Sudan: WFP Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance in Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school.

Nutrition
10 October 2012

Communities In Pakistan Battle With Mother Nature

A third successive year of flooding in Pakistan has hit millions of people already suffering from high food prices, malnutrition and poverty.

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