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School Meals
7 September 2010

Cape Verde Takes Key Step Towards Defeating Hunger

The small Atlantic nation of Cape Verde took a major step towards defeating hunger recently as its government officially took full responsibility for the national school meals programme – a key plank in the country’s strategy for fighting poverty.

For Individuals
7 September 2010

Hunger-Fighting Word Game FreeRice Is Now Social!

The viral word game that builds vocabulary while feeding the hungry has had a major upgrade that’s made it even more addictive than before. Players of the new version will be able to compete with friends, tout their scores on Facebook and play on the go by mobile phone – all while fighting hunger. Check it out!

Responding to Emergencies
6 September 2010

Young Pakistan Flood Victims Look To Future

Punjab, one of the heaviest populated regions in Pakistan, was among the hardest hit by the floods. After losing their homes in the disaster, three families are now living together in an old school house. One of the kids in the group is Shanza, who has clear ideas about her future.

School Meals
3 September 2010

Cape Verde: School-Meals Girl Now A Career Woman

In 1990, seven-year-old Vera Tavares starred in a WFP documentary about the nutritious lunches that were keeping her in school. Today, she’s a college educated career woman able to support her mother and put her brother through university. Vera tells us how those simple school meals made it all possible. Watch video

Preventing Hunger
3 September 2010

Sri Lanka: Efficient Stove Helps Mother Avoid Land Mines

Land mines are a constant threat in many parts of Sri Lanka in the wake of long years of civil strife. Parathachchelvi Navarajan says that a fuel-efficient stove, given to her by WFP, has reduced the amount of fuel she needs to cook and therefore lessened the risk that she will step on a mine when searching for firewood.

Nutrition
3 September 2010

DRC: For Rape Victims, Food Aid Key To Healing Process

Civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to an outbreak of sexual violence, with over 17,500 women raped last year. By drawing women to health centres and providing nourishment for them and their children, food aid has proved to be a key part of the healing process.

Food For Assets
1 September 2010

Bolivia: Farmers Abandon Land As Drought Spreads Hunger

A long dry spell in the El Chaco region of southern Bolivia has decimated maize harvests, threatening an entire culture of indigenous corn growers with destitution. As thousands sell their land and move to the cities, WFP is helping to make staying on their farms a real option.

Responding to Emergencies
31 August 2010

“Triple Threat” Unfolding In Pakistan, Says WFP Chief

The loss of seeds, crops and incomes are the three threats for Pakistan now, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Tuesday after visiting one of the areas hit by devastating flooding. She called on the world to support Pakistan through the current crisis. View video

Nutrition
31 August 2010

Drought Casts Shadow Over Holy Month In Chad

As many as six in ten families are going hungry in the West African country of Chad, where drought and crop failures made for a grim Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. To stem the tide of malnutrition, WFP has launched a major feeding campaign targeting 747,000 people in the worst hit areas.

Nutrition
30 August 2010

Pakistan: Special Foods Help Flood Family Fight Malnutrition

Amid growing concerns about disease and malnutrition among the millions of Pakistanis displaced by catastrophic flooding, WFP is providing nutritious ready-to-use foods designed to stem child malnutrition. The province of Sindh – which already had some of the worst nutrition indicators before the disaster – is particularly at risk.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide