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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.

School Meals
1 March 2010

England Cricket Team Goes To Bat For School Meals

English cricketing stars took time out from their tour of Bangladesh for a match against children from a primary school in Dhaka who receive food assistance from WFP.  The visit was part of the ongoing Cricket Against Hunger partnership.

Nutrition
26 February 2010

WFP Urges Doctors To Join Fight Against Malnutrition

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran has urged doctors and medical experts to put their knowledge to work to support the battle against malnutrition, a factor in 10,000 child deaths every day.  "We need to take the knowledge we have now and use it," she said.

Nutrition
26 February 2010

Haiti: American Idol Star Sees Hunger Response Close Up

Singer Kris Allen, star of the 2009 American Idol TV talent show, got an insider’s look at an emergency relief operation recently when he spent a day with staff of WFP and other UN agencies in Haiti. He is helping raise awareness and funds for the UN operations.

Logistics
25 February 2010

WFP To Bolster Rapid Response In Asia

WFP is setting up Asia’s first Humanitarian Response Depot in Malaysia in order to bolster the humanitarian community’s ability to respond rapidly to emergencies across the continent. Asia is home to more recurring natural disasters than anywhere else in the world.

Focus on Women
23 February 2010

Haitians Say Thank You

Since the earthquake in Haiti, WFP has provided food assistance to close to 4 million people in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Here are four women in the capital who each wanted to say thank you to WFP and its donors for the food they have received.

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