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Students And Teachers
11 July 2009

Formula 1 Driver Auctions Helmet For WFP

German Formula 1 driver Timo Glock has put his racing helmet up for auction on eBay to raise funds for hungry school children. Bidding started during last week's German Grand Prix and closes at midnight on Saturday, July 18.
Responding to Emergencies
10 July 2009

G8 Leaders Step Up Fight Against Hunger

G8 leaders meeting in Italy have pledged to step up the fight against global hunger through a US$20 billion fund to help poor nations develop their agricultural sector.
Food Security Analysis
9 July 2009

El Salvador: Hunger Closes In As Foreign Cash Dries Up

Norma López, 33, last sent money home to her mother in early 2008. That last ‘remittance’ was US$60 -- US$40 less than what she used to send. Amid the economic downturn in the United States, her housekeeping work was cut from six hours a day to two.
Focus on Women
3 July 2009

WFP Helps Reduce Impact Of Flooding

Asma recently took part in WFP food-for-training course on disaster preparedness, which helped her to assess and reduce disaster risks, as well as acquire skills that will enable her to generate her own income. Her house is now safe from floods and she can concentare on her new cow rearing business.
Students And Teachers
3 July 2009

"School Meals Make A Difference," Says Teacher

The principal of a primary school in Sierra Leone explains how WFP school meals have made a difference to her school. As the West African nation works to recover from a civil war, WFP is helping it build a better future by feeding kids in almost 1,000 schools.
Responding to Emergencies
3 July 2009

Bread Provided To Hungry Displaced In Sri Lanka

WFP and its humanitarian partners recently provided another lifeline to tens of thousands of people who have fled the recent conflict in Sri Lanka. Thanks to a coordinated initiative between the government, NGOs and the business community, three of Sri Lanka’s largest bakeries baked fresh bread for the hungry displaced using ingredients from WFP’s food basket.
Responding to Emergencies
2 July 2009

Pakistan: WFP Helps Returnee Family Begin Anew

Mohammed Gulab and his family are among the relatively few Pakistanis who have been able to return to their homes in the northern regions affected by fighting over the last year. WFP is now distributing food to them and other returnee families so they can begin again.
Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2009

The Billionth Hungry Person In The World?

Gulandam didn’t use to need food assistance in order to feed her family. Her husband, earns about 100 Afs (US$2) a day, working as a porter in Kabul City, and this was enough to get by. It isn’t any more.
Responding to Emergencies
29 June 2009

Kenya: Hunger Mounts As Drought Hits Herders

As Kenya’s drought destroys pasture land, herder communities are feeling the brunt of the regional hunger crisis. Marcus Prior travelled to the northern Laikipia region to see the devastating effects of the drought on one community now receiving WFP support.
Responding to Emergencies
25 June 2009

Camp Cooking Stoves Help Hungry In Pakistan

As WFP delivers food assistance to more than 2 million people affected by conflict in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, some families are getting the opportunity to cook their own food in new kitchens that have been set up in places like Yar Hussein camp in Swabi.

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