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School Meals
15 December 2009

Uganda: Kids Give Up Stealing Firewood

Kids in the Moroto district of Karamoja were forever getting in trouble for stealing wood from village fences. They did this to feed the fire on which their WFP school meals were cooked. Fuel efficient SAFE stoves mean they don’t have to any more.
Focus on Women
15 December 2009

Uganda: SAFE Stoves To Help Women In Karamoja

In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.
Food For Assets
14 December 2009

Mali: Restoring Lake In Desert, Farmers Keep Hunger Away

With sand clogging the channels feeding Mali’s Lake Faguibine, the area dried up and local people slipped deeper into hunger. The answer was simple: unblock the channels. Thanks to food assistance supplied by WFP, local people were able to do it themselves. Watch video
Nutrition
11 December 2009

Kurdistan Kids Give Thumbs Up To Nutritional Snacks

School children in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, recently started receiving a daily snack designed by WFP to boost their nutritional intake and to help them concentrate. A nervous Robin Lodge went along to see whether the children liked the new date bars.
Climate Change
9 December 2009

Virtual News Conference Highlights Climate-Hunger Link

Experts underscored the link between climate change and hunger at a “virtual” news conference connecting the Copenhagen Bella Centre - venue of the COP15 Climate Change Conference - with journalists all over the world. Read report on Climate Change and Hunger
Aid professionals
9 December 2009

Tajikistan: WFP Welcomes Wheat Flour Donated By Japan

With winter quickly approaching in Tajikistan, WFP has welcomed the arrival of 1,114 metric tons of wheat flour purchased through a generous donation from the Government of Japan for vulnerable people in Tajikistan.
Climate Change
8 December 2009

Weather Forecast: Climatic Change Brings More Hunger

World leaders are currently meeting in Copenhagen in a bid to work out a new UN pact to address climate change. It’s an issue WFP understands only too well thanks to decades spent fighting climate-related hunger.
Purchase for Progress
4 December 2009

Smallholder Farmers In Nicaragua See New Opportunities

Dionisio Blandon’s crop of maize is growing well this year and he’s confident he can sell it for a better price than normal. Thanks to WFP and its partners in the Purchase for Progress initiative, this smallholder farmer was finally able to buy good quality seeds and fertilisers.

WFP Ambassadors
3 December 2009

Climate Change: Music Star Applauds Simple Solutions In Ethiopia

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger DJ Bobo visited Ethiopia for the first time in 2007. He has just revisited the projects for which he has raised more than 200,000 euros. In this diary excerpt, he says what most impressed him was progress in adapting to climate change.
Responding to Emergencies
2 December 2009

Myanmar: A Day In The Life Of A Cyclone Survivor

For people whose lives were wrecked last year by Cyclone Nargis, it can take a long time to pick up the pieces and start looking to the future. But 20-year-old Aye Aye Thin has managed. She's driving her community’s recovery forward by helping rebuild a key road. Watch video

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