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12 March 2012

South Sudanese Student Describes Life (And Food) In Refugee Camp

Chep Makur Chuo spent 12 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to Australia in 2005 to study engineering. He recently contacted WFP via Facebook to say thank you for the food assistance he received during his time at Kakuma camp. He says it allowed him to build a future for himself and his family.

7 March 2012

WFP’s Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger Honoured By WEF

The World Economic Forum has named WFP’s Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger, George Stroumboulopoulos, a Young Global Leader for 2012. The award is further recognition of the popular journalist’s commitment to humanitarian issues, and hunger in particular.

Focus on Women
7 March 2012

Kenya: Young Mother Rescued From Slide Into Severe Malnutrition

Namuding, a young mother in the drought-hit Turkana region of northern Kenya, is fighting off malnutrition thanks to a nutrition programme supported by the EU. Last year’s drought in the Horn of Africa left many communities weakened, making women and children especially vulnerable.

5 March 2012

Universities Fighting Hunger: In Pursuit Of Sustainability

Students concerned about worldwide hunger met in Honduras last weekend for a summit organised by Universities Fighting World Hunger. At the forefront of the discussion was Honduras's own National School Feeding program, which reaches close to 1.5 million children per year. The programme constitutes the largest safety-net in the country.

For Individuals
23 February 2012

Hunger Games Movie Cast Asks Fans To Help End World Hunger

One month before the release of the much-anticipated film The Hunger Games, the cast and producers are teaming up with WFP and Feeding America to raise awareness about world hunger with the launch of a video public service announcement and a new website.

Responding to Emergencies
22 February 2012

"Race Against Time To Reach The Hungry In South Sudan"

Hunger is on the rise across South Sudan as poor harvests, soaring prices and conflict push millions to the edge of survival. In response, WFP plans on feeding more than 2.7 million people there this year. WFP Country Director Chris Nikoi says that approaching rains, poor infrastructure and high levels of malnutrition make the emergency operation a race against time.

Responding to Emergencies
15 February 2012

Urgent Call for Timely Action in Drought-Hit Sahel

An urgent call went out for quick action to prevent a full-blown crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa today as leading figures in the fight against hunger met  for an emergency meeting at WFP’s Rome headquarters.

Responding to Emergencies
15 February 2012

Food Crisis In The Sahel: 6 Must-Reads

Recurring droughts are causing chronic food insecurity in the Sahel region of West Africa. To address the food shortages threatening millions of lives, WFP and other aid agencies are scaling up humanitarian assistance. If you want to know more about the region and its current emergency, here are six 'must- read' articles (or must-see videos) to start you off.

Responding to Emergencies
15 February 2012

Mozambique: Families Take Stock After Floods Submerge Farms

Despite an excellent harvest of rice in the fields, Joana Latila and her husband, who support four grandchildren, found themselves without immediate access to food.

Food For Assets
15 February 2012

Indonesia: Reaching Towards Food Security In Nusa Tenggara Timur

In Bikekneno, a small village in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, Food-For-Asset activities inspire people to hope for a hunger-free future.


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