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ED - J.Sheeran
14 October 2011

Many Countries Unequipped For Food Price Volatility, Says WFP Head

From the platform of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, WFP today highlighted the absence of food safety nets in many parts of the world, tell 1,400 participants that 80 percent of the world population lived without this sort of protection against phenomena such as food price volatility

First time here
12 October 2011

Mickey Mouse’s Nephews Learn About Fighting Hunger On World Food Day

Mickey Mouse is called Topolino in Italy and he gives his name to one of the country’s longest-running and best-loved comic books for kids. A new edition of Topolino, celebrating World Food Day and featuring a story inspired by WFP, went on sale at news stands on October 12.

School Meals
11 October 2011

Nepal: School Meals Girl Conquers Everest

It was a long route to the top of Everest for Nim Doma Sherpa, but she reckons it started when her parents sent her to school simply to get the free lunches supplied by WFP. Nim Doma finally achieved her dream of climbing the highest mountain in the world in 2008.

Preventing Hunger
10 October 2011

High, Volatile Prices To Continue, World Hunger Report Says

Food price volatility and high prices are likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, says the latest global hunger report, produced jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Students And Teachers
10 October 2011

The Food Price Rollercoaster

Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

7 October 2011

9 Kids Who Beat Hunger And Grew Up To Be Heroes

A journalist, a mountain climber, a government minister and an Olympic marathon runner. What do they have in common? All of them got an education with the help of WFP’s school meals programme. Thanks to those lunches, they were able to focus on their studies and stay in school. They are just a few examples of the potential a simple meal can unlock.

School Meals
7 October 2011

WFP Rep In Bhutan Describes Hungry Childhood

Dungkar Drupka runs WFP’s food assistance operations in the south Asian nation of Bhutan. In this article he describes his impoverished childhood in a mountain village and his first experiences of school. He also talks about a conversation he had with a school boy he met many years later, when visiting a remote school as WFP representative.

Focus on Women
6 October 2011

WFP Women Leaders: Sheila Sisulu

WFP's Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions Sheila Sisulu served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States before joining WFP. She worked as a high school teacher in Soweto, was active in the struggle against apartheid and married into a famous political family. We recently sat down with Sheila and here’s what she had to say:

School Meals
6 October 2011

WFP Driver Remembers Enrolling At School To Get Food

Wilson Ereng, a driver  for WFP in Kenya, went to school for the first time when his family’s livestock died and there was nothing to eat at home. The promise of WFP food kept him going to school for the next ten years and meant that he received an education. Here’s how he remembers those years.

Procurement
5 October 2011

From the Fields to the Schools

Torbeck is located in the South of Haiti, about 4 hours away from the capital. Here, in the valley, you might be led to think that everybody is growing rice. This is not far from the truth. Fields are everywhere and rice is one of the main crops grown by local farmers.

 

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