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4 January 2012

Infographic: The Freerice Phenomenon

Since launching in 2007, Freerice has taken the web by storm. The hunger-fighting quiz game has more than one million registered players who have together raised enough rice to feed almost 5 million people. Here is an infographic showing the key facts and stats about the Freerice phenomenon. Click to enlarge.

3 January 2012

What You Need To Know About Hunger In 2012

How many hungry people are there in the world and where do most of them live? What effect does it have on their minds and bodies and what can we do to help them? Here is a list of 10 facts to help you understand why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today.

29 December 2011

Art in Exile: Iraqi Paintings Find Refuge in Tunisia

Iraqi painter and arts professor Mohammed Abdul Kareem recently showed his work at an exhibition in Shousha camp in southern Tunisia where more than 3,600 people from over 30 countries await resettlement. The camp had received over this year tens of thousands of migrant workers, and sometimes professionals like Abdul Kareem, who fled the violence in Libya last February. The majority have returned home, those who remain are facing their second exile; like Abdul Kareem, they cannot go back to their countries.

Cash and Vouchers
28 December 2011

Senegal Shopkeeper Finds A Reason To Stay Home

Business is booming for Mouhamdou Boy Sow, a shopkeeper from Senegal who used to think he’d have to go abroad to find a better life. But a new programme to help families buy food from shops like his has helped turn around the local economy and given Mouhamdou a reason to stay home.

Food For Assets
23 December 2011

Cambodia: A Safety Net In The Face Of Hunger

WFP Cambodia’s Food for Assets (FFA) programme helps poor, food-insecure households to cope with potential disaster by providing off-season labour opportunities to develop or rehabilitate community assets, in return for much-needed food. WFP’s Polly Egerton visited one such project recently.

 

WFP Ambassadors
20 December 2011

Goodbye To Cesaria Evora - A Personal Tribute

'The first time I ever heard Cesaria Evora's voice was in a shopping mall,' recalls Bettina Luescher, WFP's chief spokesperson for North America, in a personal tribute to the late Cape Verdean singer who, as a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, used her magical voice to raise awareness (and funds) for the world's hungry.

 

First time here
19 December 2011

Snapshots From 2011

From conflict in Libya to the drought in the Horn of Africa, 2011 presented a challenging sequence of emergencies to WFP and other aid agencies. Here are 12 photos that look back on a year in WFP's fight against hunger.

Focus on Women
18 December 2011

'Planting Trees Changed My Life,' Says Ethiopia Mother

Sindayo Tsegay sees herself first and foremost as a mother, a role which brings daily challenges. For Sindayo, who lives in northern Ethiopia, those challenges used to seem insurmountable before a tree-planting project changed her life as well as the lives of neighboring families.

Students
16 December 2011

India: Students Get Creative With Hunger And Poverty Slogans

A slogan-writing competition held between schools in Delhi and in the National Capital Region gave students a platform to express their hopes and fears about poverty and hunger in India and the rest of the world.

Purchase for Progress
15 December 2011

'Farming Is Serious Business' – Small Scale Farmer Encourages Others To Reap Benefits Of What They Sow

Golden Lwiindi, 40, is a smallholder farmer in Zambia’s Southern Province. In the past five years, he has bred more than 50 goats, developed his farm, planted and sold a variety of crops, and bought a hammer mill. He says the secret to his success is  thinking of farming as a way to make money, not just as a traditional way of life – adopting new technologies and methods, crop diversification, record keeping and good planning also help. 

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