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WFP Ambassadors
22 July 2010

Hunger Ambassador McGovern Skydives To Raise Awareness

On his 88th birthday, former US Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern completed a skydive to raise awareness about hunger. The 18,000-foot jump, the first ever for the former US Air Force pilot, was recorded on video by the Skydive Space Center in Florida.

21 July 2010

Egypt Bakes Nutrition Into Daily Bread

Baladi bread is the backbone of the Egyptian diet. Cheap, filling and ingrained into Egypt’s culture, it’s also the only food most poor Egyptians can afford. That’s why WFP and partners are enriching it with micronutrients to bring proper nutrition into the homes over 50 million people. Watch video

20 July 2010

Expanded Niger Op Targets Malnourished Under Twos

WFP is building its expanded operation in Niger around the need to reach malnourished under twos in the areas worst hit by the recent drought. Getting special nutritious food to these million children is part of a general scale-up which aims to feed 8 million people over the next six months.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 July 2010

The Vital Ingredient for People Living with HIV: Good Nutrition

The world is making huge strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention and anti-retroviral drugs. However recent studies have shown that drugs alone cannot keep the virus at bay without proper nutrition. In this joint article, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé explain why.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 July 2010

Zambia: HIV-Positive Mother Finds Food Aid Makes A Difference

Mary Mweetwa thought the future looked grim for her kids when she tested positive for HIV last year. But she has found that with food assistance and treatment she can in fact carry on looking after her family. WFP will highlight the importance of nutrition at the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna this week. Read news release

16 July 2010

Report: Latin America Should Focus On Child Nutrition

Central American governments are doing a good job of strengthening their social safety nets, but need to sharpen their focus on child nutrition, a new study by WFP reported this month. Here is a breakdown of the study's findings and recommendations.

13 July 2010

Peru: Chicken-Blood Cookbook Stamps Out Anaemia

Traditional Peruvian cooking has turned out a secret weapon in the fight against anaemia: chicken blood. High in iron and low on cost, “sangrecita” is the key ingredient of many of Peru’s favourite dishes. WFP has published over 40 in an anti-anaemia cookbook with recipes from local mothers and world renowned chefs.

School Meals
13 July 2010

Kenya: Fuel-Efficient Stoves Save Cash And Forests

Parents in the Kangemi slum in Nairobi used to spend $450 a month on the firewood used to cook their children’s school meals. Now they spend less than a quarter of that thanks to a new fuel-efficient stove that's kinder to the environment and safer to use.

Responding to Emergencies
7 July 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Hardships Face Both Sides Of Ethnic Strife

The violence in Kyrgyzstan last month sparked an exodus of refugees into neighbouring Uzbekistan. But a smaller group of ethnic Kyrgyz fled in the opposite direction in fear of retaliation on the other side of the border. WFP is helping both communities cope in the aftermath.

6 July 2010

Six Months In Haiti: From Relief To Recovery

Six months have passed since the catastrophic January 12 earthquake in Haiti. At the peak of its emergency operation, WFP reached some 4.5 million people with food aid. But now it’s shifting gears, from disaster relief to a long-term strategy using food assistance to fuel the recovery.


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