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Focus on Women
23 February 2010

Haitians Say Thank You

Since the earthquake in Haiti, WFP has provided food assistance to close to 4 million people in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Here are four women in the capital who each wanted to say thank you to WFP and its donors for the food they have received.

Focus on Women
16 February 2010

Tajik Village Yearns To See First Girl In University

The poor village of Kisht, on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, has never managed to send a girl to university. So community leaders are delighted about a new WFP programme which should mean girls stay at school longer. Now, they hope, maybe one will take the next step.

Nutrition
15 February 2010

Haiti: Peanut Paste Fights Malnutrition In Camps

Alongside general food distributions which have now reached more than 2.5 million people since the earthquake, WFP has started a nutrition drive. We are delivering specialised food to prevent malnutrition to 53,000 children under five and 16,000 pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Responding to Emergencies
12 February 2010

Haiti: Why Women Are At The Front Of The Queue

 WFP’s deliveries of food to earthquake survivors in Haiti have prioritized distributions to women, to ensure that all family members - men, women and children - receive the nutritious food they so badly need. In most cases women in person are collecting rations for their households.  

Preventing Hunger
12 February 2010

Rome Hosts Meeting On Haitian Food Security

On the one month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, WFP hosted a high level meeting in Rome to discuss how UN agencies, donors and governments can support Haitian-led food security in the future. See what seven speakers said.

Nutrition
10 February 2010

Bangladesh: Nutrition Magician Keeps Kids Spellbound

In schools across Bangladesh, WFP is using conjuring tricks to make poor children laugh… and learn about health and nutrition. The new Enter-educate Magic Shows in 100 schools will also dazzle students and their parents with the benefits of school meals.

 

Focus on Women
3 February 2010

Haiti: Women Take Lead As Food Coupons System Rolls Out

As WFP’s food coupon system ensures delivery of two weeks of rice rations, women are always at the front of the line at the 16 fixed distribution points in the Haitian capital. It’s part of a system that ensures the weakest don’t get left behind.

Nutrition
1 February 2010

Haiti: Sweet, Nutritious Porridge Keeps Kids Cheerful

In the coastal town of Jacmel, south of Port-au-Prince, WFP is providing hot meals for an average 24,000 people each day through a network of field kitchens. Children are receiving a nutritional boost with an extra daily meal of WFP’s vitamin-rich porridge -- which they seem to love!
Nutrition
29 January 2010

Davos: YUM! Brands Is WFP's Partner Of The Year

WFP’s Tent at Davos was packed on Thursday night for the annual dinner-discussion forum with international leaders. At the start of the evening, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced WFP’s Partner of ...
Nutrition
28 January 2010

Davos: CEOs brainstorm with WFP on nutrition

CEO’s arrived at early today at the WFP Tent in Davos – for a day focused on fighting under-nutrition for children two years old and younger.

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