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Food For Assets
19 April 2010

Haiti: WFP Helps Quake Homeless Put Down Roots

Ilija, 39, knows he’s lucky. When the earthquake struck, destroying his home in Port-au-Prince and killing four of his housemates, he was out looking for work. Like many survivors, he has left the capital for Haiti's relatively untouched north, where he is rebuilding his life.

Nutrition
15 April 2010

Tajikistan: WFP Celebrates Russian Flour Donation

WFP staged a lively and colourful “welcome ceremony” for the arrival of a large Russian donation of fortified wheat flour in the capital of Dushanbe. Russian diplomats later visited a school in rural Tajikistan where Russia supports a WFP school meals programme.

Nutrition
14 April 2010

Niger: WFP Steps Up Aid As Hunger Crisis Looms

With growing numbers of people going hungry in Niger, one of the poorest countries on Earth, WFP is stepping up food assistance. Mahamadou is one of the beneficiaries. He’s 13 months old and malnourished. But nutritious food supplements are giving him a fighting chance. Video

Aid professionals
14 April 2010

Burundi: Wireless System Keeps Tabs On Hunger

WFP is taking advantage of Burundi's new wireless network to ensure it always knows how people are eating, how much they pay for food and where potential pockets of hunger are developing. Staff on fact-finding missions update the central database with palm computers.

Climate Change
13 April 2010

WFP Launches Carbon Footprint Calculator

WFP has begun calculating the carbon emissions produced globally by its staff’s air travel, a practice which puts it at the forefront of a bid by UN agencies to reduce their impact on the environment. 

Responding to Emergencies
13 April 2010

Haiti: Bracing For The Hurricane Season

Haiti's epic earthquake struck exactly three months ago. While the country recovers, the annual hurricane season looms -- just seven weeks away.   In 2008, three hurricanes  and one tropical storm lashed Haiti, killing 800 people, destroying 27,000 homes and triggering a severe hunger crisis.

Nutrition
12 April 2010

Hend Sabry Says Filling A Child's Cup Can Change Lives

One of the biggest  names in Middle Eastern cinema today, Hend Sabry is touring the region this year to tell her fans about the long-term dangers of malnutrition. On her first outing as a WFP Ambassador against hunger, the Tunisian film star stressed the power of school meals to change lives and build futures.

Purchase for Progress
9 April 2010

WFP Buys Rice From Ghanaian Farmers For School Meals

WFP has bought US $780,000 of Ghanaian rice for school meals in some of the country’s poorest regions. The programme benefits thousands of school children and local farmers, many of them women, who received a fair price for their crops.

Nutrition
8 April 2010

Congo: Jobless Miners Dig Route Out Of Malnutrition

In Katanga, a mining province in southeastern Congo, the global financial crisis left a deep swathe of unemployment, bringing more hunger and malnutrition. Now, families of jobless miners are re-learning forgotten farming skills and at the same time gaining insights into healthy eating.

Nutrition
8 April 2010

Guatemala Pushed To Hunger Tipping Point

Sustained drought, high food prices and a sharp drop in money from relatives working abroad have left many thousands of Guatemalan families struggling to feed themselves. The Ramos family are among those hit. Their baby girl is starting to show the effects of malnutrition.

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