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Nutrition
16 September 2010

Mounting Concern For Hungry In Chad As Hope Rises In Niger

As harvest time approaches in the Eastern Sahel, rates of malnutrition among children are at critical levels in Chad. A crippling lean season has left many children weak and in of need nutritional support. Two-year old Hassan is one of those now getting this badly needed support. Watch video

Preventing Hunger
14 September 2010

Number of Hungry Dips, But Still ‘Unacceptably High’

The number of hungry people in the world has fallen to 925 million from the record 1.02 billion reached in 2009. But it is still unacceptably high – equivalent to around one in seven people on earth – and hunger must remain on the political agenda if we are to make further progress.

Logistics
14 September 2010

Pakistan: WFP Logistics Arm Lends A Hand To Aid Community

Moving food around a disaster area as vast as the one in Pakistan takes planes, trucks, helicopters and lots of coordination. Transport expert Simon Hacker explains how WFP’s strong suit helps the entire humanitarian community overcome the logistical challenges that come with working in a flood zone.

Responding to Emergencies
10 September 2010

Private Donors Come Through For Victims Of Pakistan Floods

After a huge show of support following the January earthquake in Haiti, WFP’s corporate partners are now responding to the needs of flood victims in Pakistan. By making donations, mobilising employees or putting their assets at WFP’s disposal, companies are doing their part.

For Companies
8 September 2010

Unilever Germany Raises Funds For School Meals In Kenya

More than 400 staff members of Unilever Germany went to sell margarine in 503 Rewe supermarkets for one day last week, raising more than 100,000 Euros for school meals in Kenya. The money will pay for half a million nutritious school meals for hungry children.

Responding to Emergencies
8 September 2010

Pakistan Op In Full Swing, Says Telecoms Team Leader

Six weeks after arriving in flood-stricken Pakistan, the head of WFP’s emergency IT unit, Dane Novarlic, says telecoms are up and running smoothly. But damaged roads, security concerns and constantly changing conditions are keeping his team on their toes as the operation continues.

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

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