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Logistics
31 March 2010

Hunger in Haiti: 3 Achievements, 3 Challenges

United Nations member states and international partners have just pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. In the wake of the March 31 donors' meeting at UN headquarters in New York, here is a look back at what WFP has achieved so far and a look forward at the challenges in the immediate future.

School Meals
24 March 2010

Dayron Robles Shows Power Of School Meals

Champion hurdler Dayron Robles, who recently won a gold medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, suffered from anaemia as a child. The nutritious food he received at school helped him fight the condition and laid the foundations for his glittering future in athletics. Video

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2010

Food Rations Key As Refugee Tide Reaches Ethiopia

Following the surge in fighting in Somalia over the past months, more and more Somalis are fleeing to Ethiopia. Among the recent arrivals is Sadia, who has lost her family. WFP food rations provide one certainty in her life as she scans the incoming refugees for a familiar face.

Focus on Women
19 March 2010

Government of Japan to Support Healthcare Workers and Child Nutrition

New Delhi - WFP welcomes Friday a US$750,000 donation from the Government of Japan to support a comprehensive strategy to train woman in Madhya Pradesh to play an active role in delivering healthcare services and improving ...
ED - J.Sheeran
18 March 2010

Russia Provides Model For School Meals In CIS

The innovative school meals projects being run by the Russian government in a town north of Moscow will be the model for new WFP-coordinated programmes in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2010

Madagascar: Pre-positioned Food Is Key After Storm

Tropical storm ‘Hubert’ struck Madagascar’s east coast on 10th March, claiming several lives and causing widespread damage. Many families were forced to flee their homes due to flooding. WFP is drawing on pre-positioned food stocks to help those affected.

Nutrition
16 March 2010

Nutrition: 10 Reasons To Face The Challenge

Here are ten reasons why the world should face the challenge of ensuring that all the world's inhabitants receive adequate nutrition:

Responding to Emergencies
12 March 2010

Congo: Food Airlifted To Fleeing Refugees In Remote North

WFP has started airlifting urgent food assistance into a remote northern region of the Republic of Congo in order to reach tens of thousands of refugees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have crossed the border to escape conflict.

Nutrition
5 March 2010

WFP Energy Biscuits Help Chile’s Quake Victims Cope

Struggling families in coastal Chile are now receiving rations of WFP fortified High Energy Biscuits (HEBs) following two weekend airlifts to Concepcion.  A Chilean student organisation helped to distribute the biscuits to hungry people in the quake zones.

Students And Teachers
2 March 2010

Haitian Children Relish Post-Quake School Meals

The Ecole Bethlehem in Port-au-Prince was badly damaged in the quake and the building is inaccessible. But the schoolyard has been declared safe and the kitchen and toilet are still functioning. So it has become one of the focal points of WFP's new school meals programme - open to all kids of school age in the area.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide