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Responding to Emergencies
3 October 2009

Laos: Food Aid Rushed To Families Hit By Typhoon

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to families in southern Laos where Typhoon Ketsana – the same one that hit the Philippines on September 26 - has caused more severe floods, this time affecting some 250,000 people.
Logistics
1 October 2009

WFP Ready For Hurricanes

Two thirds of the way through the 2009 hurricane season, Haiti has yet to be hit by a major storm – a phenomenon for which international aid agencies, government officials and the people of this Caribbean nation are grateful. But in case the luck should not hold, WFP is ready.
Preventing Hunger
29 September 2009

New Partnership Helps Combat Growing Hunger In Africa

The Millennium Villages project, which aims to demonstrate that the Millennium Development Goals can be met with the right interventions, will work closely with WFP in Africa to show that decisive cuts in hunger and undernutrition are well within reach.
Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2009

WFP Straight Into Action In Flood-Hit Philippines

WFP is supporting government relief efforts in the Philippines after a deadly tropical storm slammed into the country over the weekend, causing severe flooding in urban areas and leaving tens of thousands of families needing food assistance.
Purchase for Progress
28 September 2009

Smallholder Farmers Begin To Connect With Markets

In the first year of an exciting initiative funded mainly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, 42,000 smallholder farmers all over the world have been involved in selling food to WFP through the 'Purchase For Progress' pilot programme.

Nutrition
25 September 2009

Multinationals Join Forces To Fight Hunger

WFP has launched a groundbreaking programme which harnesses the power of leading multinational companies and focuses it on the job of ending hunger and malnutrition among children in the developing world.
School Meals
24 September 2009

Bob Dylan Partners With WFP To Feed Hungry School Kids

Royalties from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album 'Christmas in the Heart' will be donated to WFP. The gift, which comes as a growing hunger crisis threatens millions of people worldwide, will provide half a million school meals to hungry kids in developing countries.
Preventing Hunger
23 September 2009

Christina Aguilera Sees Hunger First Hand In Guatemala

Wanting to see the impact of hunger with her own eyes, the Grammy award-winning artist recently traveled to Guatemala and met some of the beneficiaries of WFP's nutrition programmes there. For Aguilera, it was an unforgettable experience.
Focus on Women
21 September 2009

Bangladesh's Hungry Feel Heat Of Climate Change

For Samya Begum, hunger is never far away. She lives in a part of Bangladesh that is prone to flooding and a heavy monsoon can be the difference between having food and not having it. She is an example of why climate is a hunger issue and why climate change will produce more hunger.
Preventing Hunger
16 September 2009

Kenya: Farmers Rely On WFP To Get Through Drought

Mary Muthohi is among the 3.8 million Kenyans who are facing the bruising effects of drought. Yesterday she had to borrow food from her neighbour to feed her five children. The whole family had not eaten at all the day before. Watch video

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