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Nutrition
30 September 2011

Mogadishu Mothers Get A Hand In Fight To Keep Kids Nourished

Fatia and Halima are a pair of young mothers who struggle to find enough food for their families in the alleys of Modagishu. They’re fighting to protect their children from malnutrition, a battle they stand a good chance of winning with help from a special food product called Plumpy’Sup.

Focus on Women
29 September 2011

WFP And UN Women Announce Plan To Empower Rural Women

A scheme tapping the potential of rural women to pull communities out of hunger emerged from a side-event at this year’s meeting of United Nations General Assembly between WFP and UN Women. The agreement focuses on helping women earn income by putting them in charge of projects that boost food security.

School Meals
28 September 2011

Sudan: School Meals Feed Displaced Child’s Hope Of Becoming Doctor

Enrollment at schools in Northern Darfur where kids get free meals from WFP rose substantially over the 2010-2011 school year, statistics show. One of the kids benefitting from the daily meal of nutritious porridge is Haythum, 12, whose family was displaced by conflict 4 years ago.

For Individuals
27 September 2011

FreeRice Now In French And Italian

FreeRice, the online quiz game that turns right answers into rice for the hungry, is now available in French and Italian. The new language versions open the door to millions of new players, while giving French and Italian learners a new way to drill their vocabulary while fighting world hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
25 September 2011

Horn Of Africa: 'Drought Need Not Become Famine,' Says UN

The UN focused its attention to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa on Saturday, with Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon warning that the “crisis grows deeper by the day”. Looking for long-term solutions at a mini-summit, he cited programs in Ethiopia and Kenya which showed how "drought need not become famine"

Focus on Women
23 September 2011

Why Empowering Women Farmers Will Help Fight Hunger

Giving poor women farmers more tools can bring down the number of hungry in the world by 150 million, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Thursday, highlighting a central theme at Empowering Rural Women, an event organized by WFP and UN Women on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Other speakers at the event also highlighted the role that women farmers can play in defeating hunger.

Nutrition
22 September 2011

WFP Head Highlights ‘Courage’ Of Key NGO Partner World Vision

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran praised the “passion and courage” of World Vision, WFP’s biggest NGO partner in the world, and commended the organization's new report on nutrition.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2011

World’s Poorest Need Protection From Rocky Food Prices, Says WFP Head

Volatile food prices present a serious threat to the world’s poor who risk falling into hunger without the right “safety net” policies, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran argued Wednesday at an IMF commodity seminar. According to Sheeran, the need for such policies puts finance ministers and global financial institutions at the center of the fight against hunger.

Nutrition
21 September 2011

WFP, PepsiCo and USAID Fight Child Malnutrition In Ethiopia

WFP is teaming up with PepsiCo and USAID to develop a specialised nutrition product for children in Ethiopia. The product, made from locally-grown chickpeas, is part of an innovative public-private sector partnership aimed at increasing production of chickpeas in Ethiopia while addressing child malnutrition.

Nutrition
21 September 2011

WFP Head Urges Leaders To Eliminate Child Stunting

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran joined heads of government and other UN leaders at a high-level event in New York on Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), calling on the international movement to aim for nothing less than the total eradication of child stunting in the world.

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