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Responding to Emergencies
9 June 2010

Guatemala: Tropical Storm Agatha Leaves Trail Of Hunger

Thousands of families lost their homes last month when Tropical Storm Agatha struck Central America and unleashed a rash of floods. Farmers Ambrosio Lopez and his wife Lorena Gonzalez are among those now threatened with hunger. WFP is currently assisting over 50,000 in Guatemala in the wake of the disaster.
Food For Assets
9 June 2010

Haiti: Food Assistance Rebuilds Lives

As Haiti raises itself from the rubble of the January earthquake, WFP is helping survivors start again by giving them cash and food in return for work to rebuild the country. Johnny, who lost his family, and Florence, who dreams of starting a business, are among those reclaiming their lives. Watch the clip

Preventing Hunger
8 June 2010

USAID Says WFP Positioned To Build Sustainable Food Systems

WFP’s “operational prowess” and weighty “procurement footprint” – almost a billion dollars spent buying food last year – position it to lead the way in creating food systems that over time will eliminate the need for humanitarian food aid, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said on Monday.

Preventing Hunger
8 June 2010

EU Commissioner Says Aid Community Needs To Be Smarter Than Ever

With disasters on the increase and humanitarian funding facing severe constraints, it is increasingly important for the humanitarian community to work together to make every penny count,  EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva told WFP’s executive board on Monday.

A Billion for a Billion
7 June 2010

150,000 People Join Fight Against Hunger With 'Walk The World'

Tens of thousands of people on Sunday took to the streets in cities across the globe to “Walk The World” in show of their support for WFP and the fight against hunger. Events from Calgary to Calcutta raised enough money to provide 10,000 children with nutritious school meals. See photos

A Billion for a Billion
6 June 2010

WFP Supporters 'Walk The World' To Fight Hunger

Tens of thousands of people across the globe joined WFP and its major corporate partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM last weekend in a walk to raise awareness and money to feed hungry school children. The event, now in its eighth year, took place in 70 countries. Get updates

Nutrition
2 June 2010

"We Can Make Malnutrition History," WFP Head Says

Leading experts on nutrition, gathered in a world-famous museum in the heart of Rome, heard that the world was now at a tipping point where it had the scientific understanding and know-how to come together to make malnutrition history.

Nutrition
2 June 2010

Sudan: Breast-Feeding Mothers Get Help Through Hunger Season

Alek Chol needs to be eating nutritious food so that her breast milk will be nourishing to her two-month old baby and help him grow. But in the middle of Southern Sudan's hunger season, the sort of food she needs can be hard to come by. That's why WFP is helping out.

School Meals
28 May 2010

Egypt: Star Of Cinema Meets Star Of School

On her first outing as a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, Tunisian filmstar Hend Sabry visited schools in Upper Egypt to meet girls who take part in a WFP-supported school meals programme. One of them was a high-flier who said her education wouldn’t even be possible without food aid.

Responding to Emergencies
28 May 2010

Hunger Crisis Deepens In Africa's Sahel Region

Some 10 million people in the Sahel region of West-Central Africa risk going hungry as the summer lean season arrives on the heels of a long drought. WFP is stepping up operations in four countries of the Sahel, to ease the suffering of those hardest hit.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide