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26 January 2012

Thought Leaders At Davos Discuss How To Ensure Food Security

At a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran led a panel of experts including philanthropist Bill Gates in a conversation about global food security. Panelists addressed the need to help small farmers raise production and the vital role played by the private sector in linking farmers to markets.

For Companies
23 January 2012

Davos and the Power of the Private Sector

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is a reminder that the private sector has the power to help shape the future of the world for the better. One of the ways this can happen is through public-private partnerships, an area in which WFP has led the way in recent years.

Aid professionals
23 January 2012

South Sudan: World's Newest Country Deploys World's Newest Solution For Emergency Comms

As the world’s youngest country, IT and telecommunications infrastructure in South Sudan are still underdeveloped, posing enormous challenges for humanitarian workers. A new partnership between WFP and the Government of Luxembourg is changing, thanks to the new  ‘emergency.lu’ platform which has just been deployed in South Sudan.

16 January 2012

Guatemala: after the storm, a family recovers

Two months after Tropical Depression 12-E, thousands of poor Guatemalans living in vulnerable areas have lost their livelihoods due to the heavy rains, floods and landslides that affected the country.

 

 

 

16 January 2012

Molly’s World: A Girl Films Her Life In A Nairobi Slum

What’s it like to grow up in the slums of Nairobi? In Spring 2011, WFP gave a small video camera to a 12-year-old girl named Molly and asked her to record scenes from her daily life. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing more of her videos which offer a window into one of the poorest places on earth. Welcome to Molly's World.

School Meals
9 January 2012

Haiti: School Kids Eat Haitian Rice For Lunch

Two years after the quake, many Haitian schools are serving their children with food grown locally. Knowing they have a buyer, farmers are motivated to produce more food. Knowing they'll get good food, kids are keen to go to school - where they get the nutrition they need, plus an education. It's the virtuous circle at the heart of the strategy by the government and WFP to make Haitians more food secure.

Nutrition
9 January 2012

Haiti: Boy Escapes Clutches Of Malnutrition

When two-year-old Michael started treatment for severe malnutrition, he was so weak that his mother thought he would die. But, with the help of the highly nutritious food products provided by UNICEF and WFP, he's now on the mend. Fighting malnutrition is one of the ways WFP and its partners are helping Haiti move forward two years after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

5 January 2012

Freerice Reaches One Million Players

The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.

WFP Ambassadors
5 January 2012

Journalist George Stroumboulopoulos Visits Haiti Two Years After Quake

Almost two years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, WFP Ambassador Against Hunger George Stroumboulopoulos went to the Caribbean island to see how the nation was faring. WFP's Stephanie Tremblay took the Canadian journalist to a camp near Port au Prince where WFP and its partners are helping to fight malnutrition among some of those made homeless by the disaster.

Responding to Emergencies
4 January 2012

WFP Concerned By Violence In South Sudan

WFP is deeply concerned about the continued insecurity in Jonglei State in Southern Sudan. Recent violence has resulted in large-scale displacement and has pushed the food security situation to crisis levels.

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