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WFP Ambassadors
26 May 2009

Hend Sabry, Film Star and WFP Celebrity Partner, Comforts Iraqi Refugees

Two Iraqi refugee households in the Syrian capital Damascus recently received an early morning visit from the Arab world’s young film star and WFP celebrity partner Hend Sabry.
Nutrition
25 May 2009

Malnutrition: Kristof Hits The Nail On The Head

The head of WFP's nutrition policy unit praises New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for his perceptive and lucid article on malnutrition.
School Meals
22 May 2009

Campaign For Hungry Children Wins Formula One Spotlight

The Red Cup symbol of WFP's campaign to feed hungry school children around the world is winning wide visibility in the Formula 1 world thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Saudi auto distribution company ALJ and Toyota.
Logistics
20 May 2009

Eastern Congo: Air Drops Begin After Rains Cut Off Hungry

WFP has started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach more than 130,000 displaced people and their host families who have been cut off by heavy seasonal rains.
Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2009

As Sri Lanka Conflict Ends, WFP Responds To IDP Challenge

WFP is boosting food stocks and supplying nutritionally-rich food for women and children in order to meet the needs of IDPs displaced in the final days of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war. UN Chief Visits Sri Lanka
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Weary IDPs Given Cooked Meals

While continuing to feed almost 200,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Sri Lanka, WFP has now started providing cooked meals to the thousands of Sri Lankans who are reaching the town of Omanthai from the conflict zone.
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 May 2009

Swaziland: WFP Supports Families Living With AIDS

Vusie Maphalala knows very well that without regular nutritious food people receiving treatment for AIDS cannot benefit from the drugs. Two years ago his wife died for this very reason. Vusie, who also has AIDS, receives food from WFP and so is able to support his family.
Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2009

Afghanistan: Thousands Of Flood Victims Receive Food

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to thousands of people in five provinces of Afghanistan in the wake of floods which have claimed scores of lives and caused widespread damage to infrastructure and farmland.
Responding to Emergencies
8 May 2009

Pakistan: WFP Scales Up As More People Flee Fighting

WFP has revised contingency plans and is preparing to provide food assistance to as many as one million IDPs in Pakistan’s troubled border regions with Afghanistan in the wake of new fighting between the Pakistan army and insurgents.
Nutrition
8 May 2009

Haiti: Economic Crisis Impacts Children’s Health

An increase in child malnutrition cases at a hospital in Cite Soleil hospital highlights the effects the economic crisis is having among Haiti’s poor, especially those who depend on money sent by relatives working overseas.

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