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Preventing Hunger
16 November 2009

Summit Seeks Next Steps In Fight Against Hunger

Delegations from 60 countries gathered in Rome on Monday for a three-day summit aimed at giving new impulse to the fight against world hunger. The summit comes after recent setbacks raised the number of hungry to more than a billion people. Read declaration
Focus on Women
16 November 2009

"Women Are The Secret Weapon To Fight Hunger"

Women are the secret weapon to fight hunger, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran told first ladies gathering in Rome on the eve of the World Food Summit.
Food Security Analysis
10 November 2009

El Salvador: Food Assistance Needed After Hurricane Ida

WFP estimates that as many as 10,000 people in El Salvador will need urgent food assistance in the coming days after heavy rains swept across the country, leaving more than 100 people dead and causing extensive damage.
Logistics
10 November 2009

Philippines: The 9,374-Kilometre Journey Of Antonio’s Biscuit

WFP has distributed over 230 tons of High Energy Biscuits in the Philippines as part of its response to the recent typhoons. Intent on seeing how the biscuits get from factory to beneficiary, Martin Penner followed one packet all the way to a little boy called Antonio. Watch video
School Meals
9 November 2009

Bolivian Farmers Support Local School Meals

WFP has long provided food for school meals projects around the world, convinced of their importance in fighting hunger. But in an ideal world the food would come not from WFP but from local producers. In Bolivia this is starting to happen.
For Companies
6 November 2009

Wailers Call On Formula 1 Fans To Help Feed School Children

The Wailers, formerly Bob Marley's backing band, called on Formula 1 fans at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help WFP feed millions of hungry school children around the world.
Focus on Women
3 November 2009

Film Star Goes To Market With Palestinian Family

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry saw the impact of WFP’s first food voucher scheme in the Middle East recently when she spent a day with a Palestinian family in Nablus. Her presence also put a smile on faces at a market where thousands of Palestinians spend the vouchers.
Responding to Emergencies
3 November 2009

Philippines: Another Typhoon Hits WFP Beneficiaries

Typhoon Mirinae, which swept across the northern Philippines last weekend, dumped another 15 cm of rain on regions already severely flooded by previous storms. The fourth storm in little more than a month has made food assistance more important than ever.
Students And Teachers
29 October 2009

UK School Kids Keen To Help Fight Hunger

WFP is teaming up with British school children again this year through The Really Good School Dinner campaign. Every time pupils pay for a school dinner themselves, they donate 10 pence to WFP's campaign to provide meals to hungry school children in the developing world.
29 October 2009

Boxer's Daughter Joins Fight Against Hunger

Khaliah Ali is not just in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to celebrate her famous father’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Kinshasa against George Foreman 35 years ago – she has also taken the time to make a detour to Katanga province, where she visited projects run by the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF.

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