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Purchase for Progress
27 May 2012

In Kenya: Buying Locally, Helping Small-Scale Farmers Grow

In Kenya, Purchase for Progress began as a pilot project in 2009. WFP aims to work with approximately 10,000 farmers by the end of 2013.
 

25 May 2012

WFP Hosts A Hangout From The Sahel

Join WFP’s Denise Brown on the front lines of the Sahel Crisis for a Google+ Hangout with CNN Anchor Jim Clancy and a group of journalists, bloggers and supporters from around the world. This unique event will be broadcast live on Youtube Wednesday 30 May at 12:00pm LA / 3:00pm NYC / 8:00pm London.

Nutrition
23 May 2012

In Uganda, Creating a Home Away From Home

Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is forcing thousands of people to leave their homes behind. The World Food Programme is mobilizing resources to provide life-saving assistance.

Responding to Emergencies
23 May 2012

WFP Races To Assist Refugees From Mali

WFP has launched an emergency operation to deliver life-saving food assistance to thousands of people fleeing conflict in Mali. As refugees stream into areas already strained by drought in the Sahel, it's imperative to reach them with assistance in time for the summer Hunger Season.

Cash and Vouchers
23 May 2012

Cash In Kenya Help Create Food Security

WFP is working with communities on a variety of asset-creation projects - rainwater harvesting for human and livestock use, soil and water conservation, rehabilitation of degraded land and the production of drought-tolerant crops. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food sufficiency.

Corporate Publication
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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide