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Preventing Hunger
29 October 2012

WFP Joins The Fight Against Locusts In The Sahel

As families in the Sahel struggle to recover from this year’s hunger crisis, tens of millions of locusts threaten to swarm across the region devouring the new harvest. To ensure that doesn’t happen, WFP has airlifted insecticide to Mali and Chad in a joint operation with its sister agency, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

ED - E.Cousin
29 October 2012

WFP Partners Gather For Strategic Talks In Rome

As the world’s frontline agency in the battle against hunger, WFP counts on the assistance of thousands of non-governmental organisations and other partners to carry out its work in the field. On 29 October, the heads of more than 20 organisations will head to WFP headquarters in Rome to discuss how to strengthen those partnerships through new innovations and greater efficiency.

For Individuals
24 October 2012

Robotics Grad Remembers Childhood As A Refugee

Chep Makur Chuot was nine years old when his family fled their home in South Sudan. He spent the next 12 years in a refugee camp in Kenya, where WFP’s school meals programme helped him get an education. Now living in Australia, Chep recently finished his degree in mechatronic engineering and says he plans to return home to help build his country.

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
21 October 2012

WFP Remembers George McGovern

WFP remembers US Senator George McGovern, a tireless champion in the fight against hunger, who died today at the age of 90.

ED - E.Cousin
19 October 2012

World Food Prize Brings Global Leaders Together

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon joined WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and global leaders in the field of food security with a historic visit to the World Food Prize ceremony this week in the heartland of the U.S. to mark how innovations to solving hunger can be a powerful instrument of peace.

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.

18 October 2012

Top 10 Hunger Links

There is a wealth of information about hunger on the web, so much in fact that it's not always easy to know where to start. Here are links to the 10 pages and websites that we like best. 

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.

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