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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…
Focus on Women
4 August 2009

Women’s Tree Project Takes Root in Central Afghanistan

Poised on the edge of Bamyan town’s imposing rock formation, Dara Azhdar is no ordinary Afghan community. Not only is its only Shura, or local council, a women’s Shura, but these women have launched a tree planting project, aimed to improve their community and the environment, with help from the World Food Programme.
Food For Assets
31 July 2009

Kono Residents Find Gems In Jobs and Education

Battered by Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 civil war, residents of the diamond-rich Kono district are getting back on their feet thanks, in part, to World Food Programme-sponsored work and training programmes.
Nutrition
29 July 2009

Darfur: Nutritious Food Helps Displaced Family Face ‘Hunger Season’

With the next harvest still a couple of months away, food is scarce in north Darfur. This is a time when children can slip into malnutrition. But Fatima, who has two kids in the crucial under-five age range, is getting the support she needs to steer her family through the hunger season.
Logistics
28 July 2009

WFP Trucks Come To The Rescue In Storm-Battered Haiti

A fleet of trucks, donated by the Norwegian Red Cross to WFP Haiti, delivered food and humanitarian supplies to Haitians battered by hurricanes in 2008 – and are poised to come to the rescue again during this hurricane season.
Purchase for Progress
27 July 2009

Guatemala: Poorest Farmers Glimpse Future Free From Hunger

Life is changing for a group of poor smallholder farmers in Guatemala. Improved techniques are helping them produce more food and, thanks to WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative, they’re able to sell their surplus at a reasonable price.
Responding to Emergencies
24 July 2009

Building Trust In A Danger Zone (Staff Profile)

Providing food assistance to millions of destitute people in Somalia is a difficult and dangerous business. As Deputy Country Director for the last two years, Denise Brown, has found that to get the job done she has to be both tough and charming.

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