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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
Nutrition
1 December 2009

Haiti: 15-Month-Old Alexis Gets Fighting Chance

Natasha Belony, like three-quarters of Haitians, lives on less than US $2 a day and feeding her children is a daily struggle. Her 15-month old son is malnourished but he has just started receiving WFP nutritional support and so he has a good chance of recovering.
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
30 November 2009

Food Assistance Helps Africa Live With HIV/AIDS

To support children orphaned by AIDS and those living with HIV/AIDS themselves, WFP provides food and nutrition to 2.3 million people across Africa. Those on anti-retroviral treatment are particularly in need of a nutritious diet to ensure that their drug therapy is as effective as possible.

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