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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.

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.

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.

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. 


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