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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.
Preventing Hunger
28 October 2009

Mobile Phones Deliver Food to Iraqi Refugees

A pilot project in Damascus has begun distributing WFP food vouchers in the form of mobile phone text messages to Iraqi refugees. It’s believed to be the first such scheme in the world.
Responding to Emergencies
27 October 2009

Rains Arrive in Kenya But Food in Short Supply

Seasonal rain has brought some relief to drought-stricken areas but it will be months before the harvest comes. Almost four million people are depending on WFP help to stave off hunger.
Responding to Emergencies
21 October 2009

World Steps Up To Help Hungry In Philippines

WFP and the world's generosity is ensuring that the flood-hit Philippines is not alone as it works to help more than 7 million people get back on their feet after the devastation caused by recent storms.
Logistics
20 October 2009

Flood Stricken Philippines Braces For New Typhoon

As WFP and the government push ahead with relief operations to help flood-hit communities, the northern island of Luzon is waiting to see whether a new typhoon - dubbed Lupit - will hit later this week, disrupting operations and possibly increasing the need for emergency food assistance.
WFP Ambassadors
16 October 2009

Howard Buffett Publishes Portraits Of Human Fragility

"These portraits are the reason why we must not rest in the comfort of our freedom," said Bono after reading the poignant portraits in ‘Fragile: the Human Condition’, the new book by WFP’s Ambassador Against Hunger, Howard G Buffett.
Preventing Hunger
14 October 2009

Anti-Hunger Campaigners Pedal 1,000 km Through Asia

Undeterred by flooded roads, flat tyres and toothache, two 40-year-old WFP supporters from Switzerland recently completed a gruelling 1,056-km bicycle ride across Cambodia and Thailand to raise funds for WFP as part of YUM Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign.

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