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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.

4 January 2012

Infographic: The Freerice Phenomenon

Since launching in 2007, Freerice has taken the web by storm. The hunger-fighting quiz game has more than one million registered players who have together raised enough rice to feed almost 5 million people. Here is an infographic showing the key facts and stats about the Freerice phenomenon. Click to enlarge.

3 January 2012

What You Need To Know About Hunger In 2012

How many hungry people are there in the world and where do most of them live? What effect does it have on their minds and bodies and what can we do to help them? Here is a list of 10 facts to help you understand why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today.

29 December 2011

Art in Exile: Iraqi Paintings Find Refuge in Tunisia

Iraqi painter and arts professor Mohammed Abdul Kareem recently showed his work at an exhibition in Shousha camp in southern Tunisia where more than 3,600 people from over 30 countries await resettlement. The camp had received over this year tens of thousands of migrant workers, and sometimes professionals like Abdul Kareem, who fled the violence in Libya last February. The majority have returned home, those who remain are facing their second exile; like Abdul Kareem, they cannot go back to their countries.

Cash and Vouchers
28 December 2011

Senegal Shopkeeper Finds A Reason To Stay Home

Business is booming for Mouhamdou Boy Sow, a shopkeeper from Senegal who used to think he’d have to go abroad to find a better life. But a new programme to help families buy food from shops like his has helped turn around the local economy and given Mouhamdou a reason to stay home.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide