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Aid professionals
19 June 2009

Number Of World’s Hungry Tops A Billion

There are more hungry people in the world than ever before. More than one billion people, almost a sixth of humanity, are now undernourished, according to the latest estimates from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Purchase for Progress
19 June 2009

Small Farmers Scale Up To Grow Rice For WFP

WFP has for the first time bought food from small scale farmers in Kenya, acquiring food for drought-hit Kenyans elsewhere in the country while at the same time encouraging small farmers to think more about markets.
Responding to Emergencies
18 June 2009

Food Aid Keeps Hope Alive For Somali Refugees

Habib Omar is one of the 14.5 million refugees and displaced people worldwide relying on WFP for food. To mark World Refugee Day (June 20) we took a look at the life of Habib and other Somali refugees in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
Responding to Emergencies
18 June 2009

WFP's Work With Refugees

WFP is currently feeding more than 14.5 million refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees in some of the most dangerous and hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
Responding to Emergencies
17 June 2009

Pakistan: Family Of 25 Flees Conflict, Finds Haven

Akhtar Zaman and his 25-member extended family fled fighting in the Swat district six weeks ago. They are now staying with relatives in Mardan and being supported by WFP. Their story is the story of hundreds of thousands of families in northern Pakistan at the moment.
Logistics
15 June 2009

Southern Sudan: Attack On Food Boats Disrupts Operations

An attack on river boats carrying WFP food in southern Sudan has caused a serious setback to food distributions to displaced people in the region. WFP is now airlifting supplies to the affected region but Michelle Iseminger, in Juba, warns that this is only a temporary solution.
Students And Teachers
12 June 2009

Opinion: Cristiano Ronaldo = 520 Million School Meals

Cristiano Ronaldo, football's world player of the year in 2008, is about to leave British club Manchester United for Spain's Real Madrid, for a record fee of US$130 million. WFP's Greg Barrow reflects on what that figure means in hunger terms.
Food Security Analysis
11 June 2009

Financial Crisis Pushes Poor Families Deeper Into Hunger

Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers
Responding to Emergencies
9 June 2009

Hunger Threat Widens, Deepens In Horn Of Africa

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa face a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict and stubbornly high food costs. At the same time, the global financial crisis is threatening to exacerbate levels of hunger and desperation across the region.
Focus on Women
8 June 2009

Swaziland: WFP Helps Remarkable Woman Care For Orphans

Sisana Mavimbela is a remarkable woman. A 49-year-old mother of eight and a grandmother of five, Sisana somehow finds the time – and energy – to help care for another 46 children in her community. WFP helps her do it.

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