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25 February 2011

Enterprising Girl Feeds 2,800 Kids In Pakistan

After learning that families in Pakistan had been driven from their homes by flooding, 9-year-old Emilie decided that she wanted to help. So she started selling lemonade and gave a speech at a local church. In just a few days, Emilie had raised US $700—enough to feed some 2,800 children in Pakistan.

22 February 2011

High Food Prices: The Situation In Six Countries

Soaring food prices over the past few months are taking their heaviest toll in countries like Bolivia and Kyrgyzstan, which depend on global markets for food staples and where families spend more than half their income on food.

22 February 2011

How Is WFP Affected By Rising Food Prices?

Rising food prices mean that the World Food Programme has to pay more for the food it purchases on the open market.   If we cannot mobilise extra resources to cover the higher cost of food, then our purchasing power will diminish and we will have less food to feed the hungry.

21 February 2011

Who's Feeling The Effects Of Rising Food Prices?

Three years after the 2008 food and financial crises, food prices on international markets are rising again. Price volatility hits poor people the hardest, as they already spend the majority of their income on feeding their families.

18 February 2011

5-Point Action Plan On Food Prices

WFP has drawn up a 5-point action plan to help countries to cope with rising food prices and to address the challenges of providing a stable food supply for the most vulnerable populations.

Nutrition
17 February 2011

Homespun Response To Malnutrition Deployed In Pakistan

An innovative new food product made entirely in Pakistan is helping to protect the youngest of that country’s flood victims from malnutrition. Made from locally grown chickpeas, Wawa Mumshows that supplying technical knowhow can be the key to finding local solutions to malnutrition. Watch video

Focus on Women
17 February 2011

Kenya: School Meals Help Girl Rise To Top Of Class

Nyipher used to struggle in school. She had trouble paying attention and she’d fall asleep in class. A 14-year-old girl growing up in the slums of Nairobi, her problem wasn’t laziness—it was hunger. Then her school started serving meals at lunch and things began to change. Now, she’s thinking about college and beyond. Watch video

Focus on Women
14 February 2011

WFP Woman Explains How Relationship Survived Nomadic Lifestyle

Nicole Menage, a New Yorker who recently took over as WFP's country director in Nepal, reckons she was pretty lucky with her choice of life partner. Her Italian husband Carlo Pandolfi put his career second to follow Nicole around the world, so she could pursue her career dreams with WFP.

Logistics
10 February 2011

South Sudan: Road Work Paves The Way To Future

As South Sudan moves towards independence and southerners look to build up business and commerce, traffic on the region’s roads is likely to get heavier. That makes the road rehabilitation work being carried out by WFP's logistics team more crucial than ever.

Focus on Women
9 February 2011

Cote d’Ivoire: Refugee Mother Fears For Husband And Home

When fighting broke out in Cote d’Ivoire after contested presidential elections, Nadine, a pregnant mother of three, fled to Liberia. But her husband stayed behind to protect their home. She hasn’t heard from him since. As she waits for news and a signal they can return home, Nadine and her kids are getting by on food aid.

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