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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.

Nutrition
27 May 2010

Bangladesh PM Calls For Comprehensive Approach To Food Security

Speaking at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum in Dhaka recently, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed that agricultural development must be accompanied by renewed efforts to tackle the problems of undernutrition and food access, if sustainable food security is to be achieved in Bangladesh.

Nutrition
26 May 2010

Niger: Women’s Cereal Bank Hedges Against Hunger

Risk is a way of life for traders on western commodity markets. But it’s even more so for farmers like Fatih who bet their livelihoods on every harvest. Cereal banks reduce the risk of disaster by loaning out grain when times are tough. Watch the clip
Responding to Emergencies
26 May 2010

Tajikistan: Floods Wash Away Homes and Farmland

Record downpours this May brought a rash of flooding to the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. WFP is appealing for $600,000 in relief assistance to help them through the emergency.

Food For Assets
25 May 2010

Pakistan: Woman Farmer Curbs Hunger Cycle With Food Aid

Bakhtawar Mai turned in a great harvest this year, which means she finally grew enough food to feed her family. This was possible because a little food aid at the right time enabled her to cover her immediate food needs and, at the same time, buy enough seeds for the year ahead.

Food Security Analysis
25 May 2010

WFP and Indonesia Launch Second ‘Food Security Atlas’

A new Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas drawn up by the Indonesian government and WFP provides a precise map of food insecurity across the Asian nation, enabling better targeting of interventions against hunger.

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