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Responding to Emergencies
28 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan Operation Streams Food To Hungry

As barricades come down in the southern Kyrgyzstan city of Osh, WFP is streaming food to residents whose lives have been shattered by ethnic conflict. WFP Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdulla visited the city to get a firsthand look at the relief effort’s progress.

Nutrition
28 June 2010

In Karamoja, 5 x 5 = Chronic Hunger

Karamoja, a poor region in northeastern Uganda, faces at least five problems when it comes to beating hunger, among them weak agriculture and environmental degradation. On top of that, persistent drought has meant the region hasn't had a successful harvest for five years. Watch the clip

Focus on Women
27 June 2010

El Salvador: After Storms, Women Lead Village Reconstruction

Hurricane Ida left behind a trail of destruction when it slammed into El Salvador last November. In the town of Monte San Juan, women’s groups are spearheading the reconstruction effort with the help of a programme that keeps their families fed. The project has helped women like Carmen Perez become community leaders.

Responding to Emergencies
26 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Returning Family Fearful But Keen To Rebuild

Many of the families which fled southern Kyrgyzstan during the recent conflict, crossing the border into Uzbekistan, are now returning. WFP's Abeer Etefa met the members of one of these families as they began the journey from the border to the city of Osh. With their home destroyed and uncertain weeks ahead, WFP's assistance will be vital.

Responding to Emergencies
23 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan Operation Gathers Speed

WFP is accelerating the delivery of food assistance for families displaced by violence in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, the agency is opening a humanitarian hub in the southern city of Osh to act as a staging post, receiving assistance for the whole humanitarian community.

Nutrition
22 June 2010

Chad: More Than Half Of Families At Risk Of Hunger

Over 60 percent of the population in drought-plagued Chad are at risk of going hungry, according to a WFP food security report. Weak harvests have left small farmers particularly vulnerable as the country enters the summer lean season. WFP is working to help 2.3 million people in the worst affected areas.

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan: WFP Delivers Food To Displaced Civilians

WFP has distributed food to thousands of people affected by the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan and over the weekend flew in a first consignment of high energy biscuits to help ease the situation over the border in Uzbekistan.

Responding to Emergencies
18 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan: IT Officer Says She’s Ready To Get To Work

Dalia Mansour is an IT specialist on her way to Uzbekistan where she'll join the WFP operation to assist people fleeing from the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan. Her first task will be to set up the communications network that WFP needs to get emergency food assistance to those who need it.
A Billion for a Billion
18 June 2010

Canadian High School Raises $72,000 For Fight Against Hunger

A fundraiser by students at WP Wagner High School in Edmonton, Canada has brought in enough money to provide 1,440 children with nutritious school meals for an entire year. Their 24-hour Bike-A-Thon saw over 800 kids cycle through the night to beat hunger.

Nutrition
16 June 2010

"Coming To Uganda Changed My Life," Says WFP Staffer

A native of Sierra Leone, Bai was no stranger to poverty and hunger before coming to Uganda in 2005. But after driving 300 km from the capital to his duty station in the north, where the LRA militia group was terrorizing the local population, he realized that his life would never be the same.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide