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Responding to Emergencies
29 May 2009

Pakistan: Displaced Boy Would Prefer To Be In Class

WFP food assistance is helping make sure that displaced children like Shahzad can lead dignified lives until the time comes when they can go back to their lives and homes.
First time here
27 May 2009

School Meals Help Congolese Recover From War

A new school feeding programme in the Pool province of the Republic of Congo is enough to persuade many poor parents to send their children to school.
Food Security Analysis
27 May 2009

WFP Bridges Distribution Gap In Central Somalia

WFP is to set up a field office in the central Somali town of Beletweyne to stream food assistance to over a million people facing hunger caused by drought, conflict and hyperinflation in the region.
Logistics
26 May 2009

Desert Food Convoys Face Race Against Time

Every year WFP has to get food to refugees in eastern Chad before the rainy season starts and it becomes impossible. That means taking scores of trucks on a hair-raising, 2,800-km journey through the Libyan desert. It's not for the faint-hearted. Watch video
WFP Ambassadors
26 May 2009

Hend Sabry, Film Star and WFP Celebrity Partner, Comforts Iraqi Refugees

Two Iraqi refugee households in the Syrian capital Damascus recently received an early morning visit from the Arab world’s young film star and WFP celebrity partner Hend Sabry.
Nutrition
25 May 2009

Malnutrition: Kristof Hits The Nail On The Head

The head of WFP's nutrition policy unit praises New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for his perceptive and lucid article on malnutrition.
School Meals
22 May 2009

Campaign For Hungry Children Wins Formula One Spotlight

The Red Cup symbol of WFP's campaign to feed hungry school children around the world is winning wide visibility in the Formula 1 world thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Saudi auto distribution company ALJ and Toyota.
Logistics
20 May 2009

Eastern Congo: Air Drops Begin After Rains Cut Off Hungry

WFP has started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach more than 130,000 displaced people and their host families who have been cut off by heavy seasonal rains.
Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2009

As Sri Lanka Conflict Ends, WFP Responds To IDP Challenge

WFP is boosting food stocks and supplying nutritionally-rich food for women and children in order to meet the needs of IDPs displaced in the final days of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war. UN Chief Visits Sri Lanka
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Weary IDPs Given Cooked Meals

While continuing to feed almost 200,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Sri Lanka, WFP has now started providing cooked meals to the thousands of Sri Lankans who are reaching the town of Omanthai from the conflict zone.

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