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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.
Aid professionals
23 July 2009

Formula 1 Driver Raises $13,000 For Hungry Schoolkids

Toyota Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, whose car bears the red cup symbol of WFP's Fill the Cup campaign, has helped raise almost US$13,000 (€9,117) for programmes to provide free school meals to hungry children around the world.
Logistics
23 July 2009

Nicaragua: WFP Takes To River To Reach Remotest Hunger Spots

Nicaragua’s Coco River is a lifeline for the impoverished Miskito Indians who live along its shores – and the only way WFP can deliver food aid to a population still recovering from the deadly 2007 Hurricane Felix.
Students And Teachers
20 July 2009

Fight Against Hunger Gets New Champion

Ghana’s former president John Kufuor is to lead WFP’s effort to fight hunger among schoolchildren around the world. He joins an elite team of celebrities, sportsmen and statesmen who advocate on behalf of the world’s poorest and hungriest people.
School Meals
20 July 2009

Meal And A Bag Of Maize Draw Malawi Girls To School

Once left behind to work in homes or fields, girls now flock to school in Malawi. All it took was a free meal – and a 12.5 kilogramme bag of maize.
Students And Teachers
17 July 2009

School Breakfast Keeps Ambitions High In Malawi

A daily bowl of corn-soya porridge is enough to keep September Mzondi in school in central Malawi – and to feed his ambition to travel the world as a pilot.
Responding to Emergencies
16 July 2009

Pakistan: With Food For Family, Mother Ready For Journey Home

Zeenat is going home. After three months in a camp for displaced people, she and her family are returning to the town they fled amid the recent upsurge in fighting in northern Pakistan. They don’t know what they will find. But whatever it is, WFP food rations will help them face it and begin again.
Focus on Women
15 July 2009

WFP's Sheila Sisulu Highlights Twin-Track Approach To Hunger

The US$20 billion pledged for food security by G8 leaders last week should be used for urgent hunger needs as well as for agricultural development, WFP Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu said Wednesday in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm El Sheikh.

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