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Preventing Hunger
21 October 2011

11 Myths About Global Hunger

There isn’t enough food to feed the world, most of the world's hungry live in Africa, and it's mostly a question of droughts and other natural disasters. All of these statements are wrong. But they reflect a common set of misconceptions on hunger. Here are 11 of the most common myths - with the reality they mask.

20 October 2011

Changing Guards In Somalia

Like so much of Somalia, the city of Galkayo is divided between competing factions that each controls part of the city. WFP telecoms experts Ryan Twittey and Aleksandar Dulovic, who were recently there on assignment, describe the tense border crossing necessary to get from one part of the city to the other.

ED - J.Sheeran
18 October 2011

Need For Deep Collaboration Highlighted As UN Marks World Food Day

Leaders from governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector gathered in Rome on Monday to mark the 31st annual World Food Day at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

Aid professionals
17 October 2011

What Do ICT Technicians And Usain Bolt Have In Common?

Somalia is one of the toughest places to work for a humanitarian worker. Security considerations affect everything – even getting an email system set up. Amos Mwea describes the challenges he faces installing a satellite dish at Mogadishu’s seaport.

ED - J.Sheeran
14 October 2011

Many Countries Unequipped For Food Price Volatility, Says WFP Head

From the platform of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, WFP today highlighted the absence of food safety nets in many parts of the world, tell 1,400 participants that 80 percent of the world population lived without this sort of protection against phenomena such as food price volatility

First time here
12 October 2011

Mickey Mouse’s Nephews Learn About Fighting Hunger On World Food Day

Mickey Mouse is called Topolino in Italy and he gives his name to one of the country’s longest-running and best-loved comic books for kids. A new edition of Topolino, celebrating World Food Day and featuring a story inspired by WFP, went on sale at news stands on October 12.

School Meals
11 October 2011

Nepal: School Meals Girl Conquers Everest

It was a long route to the top of Everest for Nim Doma Sherpa, but she reckons it started when her parents sent her to school simply to get the free lunches supplied by WFP. Nim Doma finally achieved her dream of climbing the highest mountain in the world in 2008.

Preventing Hunger
10 October 2011

High, Volatile Prices To Continue, World Hunger Report Says

Food price volatility and high prices are likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, says the latest global hunger report, produced jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Students And Teachers
10 October 2011

The Food Price Rollercoaster

Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

7 October 2011

9 Kids Who Beat Hunger And Grew Up To Be Heroes

A journalist, a mountain climber, a government minister and an Olympic marathon runner. What do they have in common? All of them got an education with the help of WFP’s school meals programme. Thanks to those lunches, they were able to focus on their studies and stay in school. They are just a few examples of the potential a simple meal can unlock.


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