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Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2009

El Salvador: WFP Sustains Families Hit By Hurricane Ida

Estela Nuñez, who lost 15 family members in the storms and floods which swept El Salvador in the wake of Hurricane Ida, is among the thousands of people who are benefitting from WFP emergency food assistance as they start to rebuild their lives.
Focus on Women
25 November 2009

Afghanistan: Abused Wife Gains Respect Through Food Aid

Frustrated by their poverty and the lack of food for the family, Jamila's husband used to beat her. But the violence subsided after she enrolled in a WFP-supported training project which eased the food problem and also taught her a trade.
Responding to Emergencies
25 November 2009

“We’re In An Era Of Food Insecurity”

With absolute numbers of hungry pushing past a billion for the first time, the global food and financial crises have ushered in an era of unprecedented food insecurity, the head of the World Food Programme warned this week in Washington.
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.

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