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WFP Ambassadors
7 May 2010

Christina Aguilera Lends Voice To Fight Against Hunger

Five-time Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera, is the latest celebrity to join the ranks of  WFP's Ambassadors Against Hunger. She spoke about her determination to help fight hunger worldwide during an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Friday.  

School Meals
4 May 2010

Congo: School Meals Help Families Make Ends Meet

A teacher and mother of three, Mrs Kambere Sirivahani knows first-hand the effect WFP school meals can have on a schoolroom. She's seen her own swell with lively students who now have the strength to concentrate on school work. Back at home, families like hers finally have a chance to get ahead.

Focus on Women
30 April 2010

Four Ways To Help A Mother

ROME -- Mothers have a crucial role to play in the fight against hunger. As a child’s first and most important source of nourishment, strong, healthy mothers are the best guarantee of strong, healthy ...
29 April 2010

World Cup Star Kakà Points World To Different Cup

As excitement builds for the World Cup in South Africa, one of its stars, Kakà, is again calling attention to the plight of the world's hungry. The Brazilian playmaker is asking his fans to support WFP’s efforts to feed hungry school children around the world. Video

28 April 2010

Eight Things You Never Knew About Feeding The Hungry

With nearly five decades of experience delivering food to the world’s hungry, WFP has built up highly detailed knowledge of how to get the job done. Here are eight things you may not know about the inner workings of the food assistance machine.
Purchase for Progress
27 April 2010

Honduras: Small Farmers Gear Up To Grow More

Gladys Montoya, a single mother supporting elderly parents, has a good reason to be optimistic. She’s expecting a bumper crop this year that will feed her family, turn a profit and help Honduras’ hungry. Thanks to the newly launched P4P projects, thousands of farmers like her are learning to beat the poverty trap. 

27 April 2010

G8 Leaders Should Focus On Maternal And Child Nutrition

This week, G8 development ministers are meeting in Halifax to decide on development priorities for the upcoming leaders summit in June. A key issue being discussed is the health of mothers and young children, and it is easy to understand why: Each year, more than 3.5 million children die as a result of poor nutrition.

Preventing Hunger
26 April 2010

Niger: WFP Steps Up Response To Looming Food Crisis

Amid a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel, WFP is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people. Food aid is being focused especially on children at risk of malnutrition.

21 April 2010

Niger Media Backgrounder

As the food security situation worsens in the Eastern Sahel region, WFP is stepping up its interventions in Niger to meet the needs of more than two million hungry people. WFP is planning, for the period from May to October, to provide food for an estimated 2.3 million people under a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation, said WFP’s West Africa Regional Bureau Director Thomas Yanga.

Preventing Hunger
19 April 2010

Sudan: Ten Hunger Facts

Voters went to the polls last week in Sudan, a country where WFP is running its biggest operation worldwide. We aim to bring food assistance to 11 million Sudanese people in 2010, including 4.3 million in the south. Here are the top ten hunger facts for Sudan.


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