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Responding to Emergencies
17 August 2010

Pakistan Flood Victims “Left With Nothing”

“We never knew this rain would make us homeless – we are literally left with nothing,” says Shabbir Ahmed, a father of nine forced to flee the worst floods anyone in Punjab can remember. WFP is providing food to thousands of families like his as they wait for the waters to recede.

Students And Teachers
12 August 2010

WFP Celebrates International Youth Day

WFP is calling young people around the world to join the fight against hunger on 12 August for International Youth Day recognizing the next generation’s potential to solve the problems of today. The 2010 edition kicks off the International Year of Youth, 12 months of projects and events empowering the world's youth.

Responding to Emergencies
10 August 2010

IT Team Leader Says Tough Job Ahead In Pakistan

In disaster situations, where huge relief operations have to be mobilized overnight, WFP’s crack IT unit, the FITTEST team pride themselves on being the first on the ground. Dane Novarlic, who recently arrived in flood-wracked Pakistan, explains what his team is up against and why their mission is so important.

Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2010

Simulation Software Helps Aid Teams Prepare For Emergencies

A cutting-edge new software package is helping rapid response teams be ready when disaster strikes. Known as DeMist, the programme simulates a wide range of emergencies, pitting aid workers in the same situations they face while responding to real-life crises.

6 August 2010

Senegal: Women Salt Producers Lead Iodine Drive

Iodine deficiency is a major problem in Senegal where it causes birth defects in children and goitre in adults. Women salt producers are leading the charge against this form of malnutrition with the help of a WFP programme that helps them to enrich the salt they harvest with iodine and trains them as business leaders.

Responding to Emergencies
5 August 2010

Niger: Herders Struggle For Survival In Wake Of Hard Drought

Nowhere are the scars of drought in Niger deeper than in the pastoral Diffa region, where the bodies of sheep, cattle and even camels bare grim testimony to the hardships facing local herders. Their flocks dwindling and food prices rising, these families are among nearly 8 million people WFP plans to feed this year.

Responding to Emergencies
4 August 2010

Who Are The Victims Of The Floods In Pakistan?

The floods in Northwestern Pakistan have befallen one of the most volatile areas in the world where over one million people were already in flight from turmoil along the Afghan border. WFP Pakistan Spokesman Amjad Jamal explains what these floods have meant for them and what WFP is doing to help the scores of other people affected.

Food For Assets
2 August 2010

Rwanda: Terracing Hailed As Key Hunger Solution

A scheme to build terraced farms in the fertile hills of Cyungo has transformed the area into a local breadbasket. During her recent visit, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said the project marked an important breakthrough in the fight against hunger in one of the poorest regions in the world.

29 July 2010

Hunger Solutions On Shores Of Lake Victoria

The African Union’s NEPAD and WFP organized a side event on food and nutrition during the AU summit in Kampala (24-26th July). The theme was: “Africa must feed itself. No child should go to bed hungry. Reduce child stunting by 50 percent in the next five years and beyond”

Aid professionals
27 July 2010

Living, Working and Raising Kids In Kabul (Staff Profile)

There’s nothing easy about life in Kabul, but Mirwais Shinwary says he wouldn’t live anywhere else. After fleeing to Pakistan in the 1990s, he jumped at the chance to help rebuild his country and get his hands on some cutting-edge telecom gear as the leader of WFP’s crack IT unit.


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