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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.
Logistics
14 July 2009

The Nuts And Bolts Of WFP (Staff Profile)

New Zealander Alastair Cook has been a WFP logistics officer since 2004, facing many challenging situations, including the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. He says the toughest job he's faced so far was in Kenya, after the election violence had spread terror among WFP beneficiaries.
Responding to Emergencies
14 July 2009

WFP Reaches Hungry Across Somalia’s Frontlines

The flight of more than 200,000 people from Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu since May is the latest chapter in the crisis in the Horn of Africa. It underlines how WFP must operate on all sides of the country’s conflict to reach the powerless and hungry.
Students And Teachers
14 July 2009

School Meals Feed Boy's Dream Of Being Lawyer

The school meals distributed at Jonas Oltimbau’s school on northern Tanzania are keeping alive his dreams of becoming a lawyer one day and playing a role in helping his nation move forward.
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.

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