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Aid professionals
24 November 2009

School Meals Effective But Lack Support, Report Shows

As governments grapple with fallout from the global economic crisis, a new report from WFP and the World Bank shows that school meals and similar programmes are vital to keeping children in school, improving their learning and health, and promoting food security.
WFP Ambassadors
23 November 2009

Former President Fills The Cup In Kenyan Village

A champion of the fight against hunger, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, has just visited a remote Kenyan village to see how school meals are helping to secure an education for children from even the poorest families.
Responding to Emergencies
23 November 2009

Philippines: WFP Rice Helps Mother Steer Through Crisis

After Typhoon Ketsana dumped the heaviest rain in decades on Manila, wrecking her home, Joralyn Castillo and her family were in danger of sliding into hunger and destitution. Emergency rice rations from WFP are helping make sure that doesn’t happen.
Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2009

Spain Doubles Aid To Help Ease Hunger Crisis In Horn

Spain is doubling its 2009 contribution to WFP to support the agency’s efforts to provide urgent food assistance to 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, where erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices have produced a prolonged hunger crisis.
Responding to Emergencies
18 November 2009

Hunger Lingers In Horn Of Africa Despite Rains

Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.
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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide