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Statement
5 January 2010

WFP Facing Growing Humanitarian Challenge In Somalia

Rising threats and attacks on humanitarian operations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible for WFP to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia.
Focus on Women
28 December 2009

Food Rations Bring New Year Cheer To Tajik Widow

On a cold winter day in the mountains on the western edge of Tajikistan, Rajabgul Rasulova has just had a rare taste of happiness in her life of hardscrabble survival. Thanks to a WFP food distribution, she now has something to put on the table for the family New Year celebration.
Responding to Emergencies
24 December 2009

Philippines: Christmas Eve Food Delivery For Volcano Evacuees

Nearly 50,000 Filipinos evacuated from their homes in the shadow of the Mount Mayon volcano received some welcome assistance from WFP on Thursday, when packages of high energy biscuits arrived in evacuation centres set up by the government.
Focus on Women
23 December 2009

Bangladesh Refugees Welcome Celebrity Chef's Camp Cuisine

Britain’s star chef Tommy Miah went to the Kutupalong refugee camp recently to help show women inhabitants the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet. While there, he gave a demonstration of how best to use the ingredients available in the camp.
Food For Assets
22 December 2009

LG Electronics Supports Crucial Programme in Ethiopia

WFP’s first Asian corporate partner, LG Electronics, supports WFP’s work in Ethiopia via a number of communities called “LGE Hope Villages”. In these villages LGE funding is helping nearly 3,000 families (14,500 people) increase their food security and resilience to climatic change.
Climate Change
18 December 2009

Bangladesh: Legendary Gymnast Distributes China's Food Aid

WFP’s first Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger, the legendary gymnast Li Ning, visited Bangladesh recently to meet some of the 400,000 women and children who have received China's help through WFP.
School Meals
17 December 2009

Cameroon: School Meals 'Graduate' Says Thanks

Many kids in northern Cameroon get their main meal of the day thanks to WFP’s school meals program. The program also helps ensure that children get an education – without the meals, their parents wouldn’t send them to school. Rekdai Noel, 19, is only now starting to realise what a difference WFP made to his life…
Focus on Women
16 December 2009

WFP Stove Initiative To Help Protect Women And Environment

WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.
Focus on Women
15 December 2009

Ethiopian Project Prevents Hunger By Managing Land

The MERET project, run by the Ethiopian government and WFP, helps poor farmers manage land better, so that it becomes more productive and does not become desert. Hiwot Gebre-Tsadkan, one of MERET's beneficiaries, explains how it changed her life. Watch video
School Meals
15 December 2009

Uganda: Kids Give Up Stealing Firewood

Kids in the Moroto district of Karamoja were forever getting in trouble for stealing wood from village fences. They did this to feed the fire on which their WFP school meals were cooked. Fuel efficient SAFE stoves mean they don’t have to any more.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide