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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.
Responding to Emergencies
5 June 2009

Sri Lanka: "Easier To Reach The Hungry"

In recent days, it has become easier for WFP staff to monitor food distributions in the government-run camps housing people displaced by the last wave of fighting in Sri Lanka. Our country director, Adnan Khan, explains that WFP is now feeding 290,000 people in the camps.
Food For Assets
4 June 2009

Nepal: Life Is Sweet For Ex-Road Builder

Transport links in remote areas of Nepal are poor, making it hard for people to get their produce to market. A WFP project to build a road opened up new horizons for one construction worker turned entrepreneur.
Food Security Analysis
2 June 2009

Laos: Millennium Hunger Target Still Some Way Off

Laos is on track to meet targets on primary school enrolment and reducing child mortality, but stronger action is needed on reducing hunger, according to the latest Millennium Development Goals report on the Asian country.
Food For Assets
1 June 2009

Honduras: Cashews Create Stable Income For Poor Communities

The arid land of southern Honduras is far from ideal for growing food. But in one province, a government reforestation project, supported by WFP, has enabled around 3,000 families to make a stable living out of cashew cultivation.
Students And Teachers
29 May 2009

School Meals Give Boost To Poor Nepal Community

The launch of a school feeding programme in a poor district of Western Nepal has successfully channeled nutritious food to families struggling with high food prices while at the same time raised the number of students -- especially girls – getting primary education.

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