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Focus on Women
3 February 2010

Haiti: Women Take Lead As Food Coupons System Rolls Out

As WFP’s food coupon system ensures delivery of two weeks of rice rations, women are always at the front of the line at the 16 fixed distribution points in the Haitian capital. It’s part of a system that ensures the weakest don’t get left behind.

Nutrition
1 February 2010

Haiti: Sweet, Nutritious Porridge Keeps Kids Cheerful

In the coastal town of Jacmel, south of Port-au-Prince, WFP is providing hot meals for an average 24,000 people each day through a network of field kitchens. Children are receiving a nutritional boost with an extra daily meal of WFP’s vitamin-rich porridge -- which they seem to love!
Nutrition
29 January 2010

Davos: YUM! Brands Is WFP's Partner Of The Year

WFP’s Tent at Davos was packed on Thursday night for the annual dinner-discussion forum with international leaders. At the start of the evening, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced WFP’s Partner of ...
Nutrition
28 January 2010

Davos: CEOs brainstorm with WFP on nutrition

CEO’s arrived at early today at the WFP Tent in Davos – for a day focused on fighting under-nutrition for children two years old and younger.
Nutrition
28 January 2010

Davos soundbites: "Public-private partnerships are vital"

Public-private partnerships are going to be crucial in the fight against hunger and malnutrition -- this idea has really been reinforced for me here at Davos, says Perry Yeatman, Senior Vice President (Corporate Affairs) Kraft ...
Nutrition
28 January 2010

Davos soundbites: "Malnutrition is solvable"

If you look around the world there is concrete evidence that malnutrition is a solvable problem, says Simon Maxwell, a senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in the UK.
School Meals
26 January 2010

Cambodia: Take-Home Rations Help Hungry-To-Learn Girl

In rural Cambodia, youngsters from poor families are often pulled out of school to work in the fields, as their parents struggle to make ends meet. But a programme of school meals and take-home rations is keeping children – especially girls like Ry Srei Net – in school.

Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2010

Haiti: Hot Meals Ease Suffering At Children's Home

WFP has prioritised orphanages and hospitals in recent days in order to ensure food is reaching the most vulnerable. At one children’s home in Port au Prince, the quake killed 56 of the 134 children. WFP is ensuring that those who survived are being fed.
Responding to Emergencies
22 January 2010

Haiti: How WFP Staffer Dug His Kids Out Of Rubble

When the earthquake hit Haiti at 16:53 on 12 January, WFP Programme Officer Gumel Henry was at the office. The first thing he did was run home. School had finished and he knew his children would be there. As he ran, he passed one collapsed building after another...
Responding to Emergencies
21 January 2010

Haiti: Eyes In The Sky Guide Relief Work

When a disaster strikes, humanitarian agencies like WFP need information more than anything else. They need a clear picture of the damage to roads and bridges, for example, to be able to respond fast. A new set of satellite maps produced by WFP helps provide this information.

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