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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.

Focus on Women
16 February 2010

Tajik Village Yearns To See First Girl In University

The poor village of Kisht, on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, has never managed to send a girl to university. So community leaders are delighted about a new WFP programme which should mean girls stay at school longer. Now, they hope, maybe one will take the next step.

Nutrition
15 February 2010

Haiti: Peanut Paste Fights Malnutrition In Camps

Alongside general food distributions which have now reached more than 2.5 million people since the earthquake, WFP has started a nutrition drive. We are delivering specialised food to prevent malnutrition to 53,000 children under five and 16,000 pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Responding to Emergencies
12 February 2010

Haiti: Why Women Are At The Front Of The Queue

 WFP’s deliveries of food to earthquake survivors in Haiti have prioritized distributions to women, to ensure that all family members - men, women and children - receive the nutritious food they so badly need. In most cases women in person are collecting rations for their households.  

Preventing Hunger
12 February 2010

Rome Hosts Meeting On Haitian Food Security

On the one month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, WFP hosted a high level meeting in Rome to discuss how UN agencies, donors and governments can support Haitian-led food security in the future. See what seven speakers said.

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