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23 May 2012

WFP Helps Families After Harsh Winter in Tajikistan

Nazri Azizova is sitting on the floor of her small house in southern Tajikistan where a WFP staff member has just brought a small miracle into her life...read the story to know what is that miracle.

Focus on Women
21 May 2012

Footballs and Literacy Change Lives for Afghan Women

WFP food rations can be an incentive for families to send women on training courses, where they learn how to read and write as well as basic marketable crafts. Enjila Hashimi spoke to women on a course in Kabul to find out what difference such a food-for-training activity had made in their lives.

18 May 2012

Hunger Price Tags

It doesn’t take a lot of money to make a big difference in the fight against hunger. For the price of things we buy every day, you could feed a classroom full of children or a family of refugees. Here are a few examples to show how little it costs to change lives and build futures.

18 May 2012

New Global Alliance Commits To Lifting 50 Million Out Of Hunger

Global leaders called on the public and private sector to work together to solve hunger and malnutrition today with the launch of “The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition” at the Chicago Council Symposium in Washington D.C.

Aid professionals
17 May 2012

Let’s Net - Preparation Is Key

Participants from all over the world are joining the Let's Net training course to become Electronic Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) and give their support in the field for emergencies that need telecommunication services to be set up.

For Companies
17 May 2012

G8: Public and Private Coming Together

As world leaders from the Group of Eight meet this weekend to discuss global food security, WFP's Director of Communications and Private Partnerships, Nancy Roman, writes about the exciting inroads against hunger that become possible when governments team up with business.

ED - E.Cousin
15 May 2012

Making The Promise Of Food Security A Reality

Just back from a trip to the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa, WFP Executive Director Ertharin encourages G8 leaders meeting at Camp David later this week to build on the promise of the 2009 L’Aquila Summit, by uniting public and private sector partners behind national plans for food security. This article was written for the Global Food For Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

15 May 2012

Food Vouchers Boost Nutrition And Markets In Somalia

Families in the Somilaland region of northern Somalia are enjoying a more balanced diet thanks to food vouchers which they can use to shop for goods like camel and goat meat at the local market. By allowing them to buy directly from local traders, the project is also a boost for the region's economy.

Focus on Women
10 May 2012

The Strength of Afghan Mothers

As many countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, Public Information Officer Silke Buhr reflects on some of the challenges faced by women in Afghanistan.

Nutrition
9 May 2012

6 Reasons The Next Generation Needs Us To Solve Hunger

In the first part of our series of features on Hunger, we established that this issue is the World’s Greatest Solvable Problem  and listed six strategies that WFP is already using to solve it. In part two, we look at why solving hunger is critical for the next generation of the world's inhabitants.

 

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