A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

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.

Climate Change
7 April 2010

Tajikistan: Tree Project To Bear Fruit For Poor And Environment

In a unique climate-change project, WFP has launched Tajikistan’s largest tree-planting initiative by an international agency. As well as providing a future source of food for the hungry poor, the project allows WFP to offset some of its carbon footprint. “When the apricots and mulberries start to grow, I will make preserves from them and store them in this same container,” says one beneficiary. “We will have fruit all winter long."  Photo gallery

Food For Assets
6 April 2010

Kenya Begins Slow Recovery From Drought

The end of a long dry spell has brought hope to Kenyan farmers. But with food prices high and food production still patchy, many people still depend on food aid. WFP will continue supporting the most vulnerable while helping farmers boost production and cope with climate change.

Focus on Women
2 April 2010

Yemen: Displaced Women Fearful Of Return Home

At least 250,000 people fled their homes during the recent conflict in northern Yemen. Many are now in WFP-supported camps such as Al Mazraq, where despite the ceasefire they are too scared to return home. Two women in the camp told WFP’s Abeer Etefa their stories. Video

School Meals
31 March 2010

Kenya: School Meals Featured In Slum Children’s Art

Pictures painted by Nairobi slum children about the school meals they receive from WFP will soon be auctioned in Europe to help raise funds and awareness for the Kenyan school meals programme.

31 March 2010

Hunger in Haiti: 3 Achievements, 3 Challenges

United Nations member states and international partners have just pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. In the wake of the March 31 donors' meeting at UN headquarters in New York, here is a look back at what WFP has achieved so far and a look forward at the challenges in the immediate future.

School Meals
24 March 2010

Dayron Robles Shows Power Of School Meals

Champion hurdler Dayron Robles, who recently won a gold medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, suffered from anaemia as a child. The nutritious food he received at school helped him fight the condition and laid the foundations for his glittering future in athletics. Video

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2010

Food Rations Key As Refugee Tide Reaches Ethiopia

Following the surge in fighting in Somalia over the past months, more and more Somalis are fleeing to Ethiopia. Among the recent arrivals is Sadia, who has lost her family. WFP food rations provide one certainty in her life as she scans the incoming refugees for a familiar face.

Focus on Women
19 March 2010

Government of Japan to Support Healthcare Workers and Child Nutrition

New Delhi - WFP welcomes Friday a US$750,000 donation from the Government of Japan to support a comprehensive strategy to train woman in Madhya Pradesh to play an active role in delivering healthcare services and improving ...
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18 March 2010

Russia Provides Model For School Meals In CIS

The innovative school meals projects being run by the Russian government in a town north of Moscow will be the model for new WFP-coordinated programmes in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.


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