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Food For Assets
24 August 2009

Cassava Project Offers Food, Hope In Northeastern Uganda

Some 16,000 residents of the dry Karamoja region are learning to cultivate cassava, a drought-resistent crop that can help the area overcome its longstanding hunger problems. It's one of the ways WFP and its sister UN agency FAO are promoting long-term 'food security'.
Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP To Increase Assistance To Southern Sudan

WFP will dispatch more food to southern Sudan where conflict, poor rainfall and high food prices have combined to push the number of people needing assistance up to 1.3 million. Airdrops will be needed to reach remote areas.
Aid professionals
19 August 2009

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2009

World Humanitarian Day is being observed for the first time this year even as attacks against humanitarian workers have reached record levels.
Responding to Emergencies
13 August 2009

Funding Shortfall Adds To Misery Of Displaced Yemenis

A five-year conflict pitting government forces against rebels in northern Yemen has caused widespread suffering and displaced tens of thousands of people. Their plight worsened recently when WFP was forced to halve rations due to lack of funds.
Food For Assets
12 August 2009

Water Arrives In Sudan’s Drought Belt

For years, residents of central Sudan’s desolate North Kordofan state spent precious time and money to obtain water. No longer – thanks to a massive reservoir, built as a World Food Programme food-for-work project.
Focus on Women
12 August 2009

Donkeys Deliver Food And Business to Somali Refugees

Somali refugees living in northern Kenya are starting small businesses thanks to an income generation initiative launched by WFP and CARE International.
Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2009

Food Airlift : Critical Lifeline To Sudanese Victims Of Violence

The World Food Programme is stepping up food airlifts to Southern Sudan's Akobo County, where ethnic clashes have killed 185 people and where many face malnutrition and food shortages.
Focus on Women
6 August 2009

Funding Crunch May Disrupt Nutrition Programme In Guatemala

A fortified food blend called VitaCereal™ has been a mainstay for young children and mothers in Guatemala, where almost half of all children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition. But the nutrition programme may be suspended for lack of funds.
Responding to Emergencies
5 August 2009

Hillary Clinton’s Africa Trip And WFP Operations

ROME – During her tour of Africa, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited four countries – Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cape Verde -- where the World Food Programme is working to address urgent hunger needs and improve the lives of people struggling to meet their daily nutritional requirements. Below is a brief summary of WFP’s activities in each of these four nations:
Food For Assets
5 August 2009

Hope, Courage And Football In Afghanistan (Staff Profile)

Rahmatullah Mowahid is a young and enthusiastic WFP field monitor working in Afghanistan. Despite all the challenges faced by people, he believes that changes are taking place and the future will be better…

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