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Responding to Emergencies
2 July 2009

Pakistan: WFP Helps Returnee Family Begin Anew

Mohammed Gulab and his family are among the relatively few Pakistanis who have been able to return to their homes in the northern regions affected by fighting over the last year. WFP is now distributing food to them and other returnee families so they can begin again.
Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2009

The Billionth Hungry Person In The World?

Gulandam didn’t use to need food assistance in order to feed her family. Her husband, earns about 100 Afs (US$2) a day, working as a porter in Kabul City, and this was enough to get by. It isn’t any more.
Responding to Emergencies
29 June 2009

Kenya: Hunger Mounts As Drought Hits Herders

As Kenya’s drought destroys pasture land, herder communities are feeling the brunt of the regional hunger crisis. Marcus Prior travelled to the northern Laikipia region to see the devastating effects of the drought on one community now receiving WFP support.
Responding to Emergencies
25 June 2009

Camp Cooking Stoves Help Hungry In Pakistan

As WFP delivers food assistance to more than 2 million people affected by conflict in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, some families are getting the opportunity to cook their own food in new kitchens that have been set up in places like Yar Hussein camp in Swabi.
Logistics
22 June 2009

Monster Chopper Lifts Food In Southern Sudan

The world’s biggest helicopter has begun airlifting food aid into a remote part of Southern Sudan after river boats trying to deliver urgently needed WFP supplies were attacked. The airlift comes amidst growing concerns about the fragile security situation in the south.
Food For Assets
21 June 2009

WFP Helps Haitians Work To Protect City From Mud

With WFP support, a system of stone-lined ditches is being built on the hills overlooking Gonaives in a bid to prevent a repeat of last year when mudslides buried the north Haitian city, contributing to a severe hunger crisis.
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.

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