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Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2009

Afghanistan: Thousands Of Flood Victims Receive Food

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to thousands of people in five provinces of Afghanistan in the wake of floods which have claimed scores of lives and caused widespread damage to infrastructure and farmland.
Responding to Emergencies
8 May 2009

Pakistan: WFP Scales Up As More People Flee Fighting

WFP has revised contingency plans and is preparing to provide food assistance to as many as one million IDPs in Pakistan’s troubled border regions with Afghanistan in the wake of new fighting between the Pakistan army and insurgents.
Nutrition
8 May 2009

Haiti: Economic Crisis Impacts Children’s Health

An increase in child malnutrition cases at a hospital in Cite Soleil hospital highlights the effects the economic crisis is having among Haiti’s poor, especially those who depend on money sent by relatives working overseas.
Focus on Women
7 May 2009

Teenage Refugee From Darfur Dreams Of Returning Home

In Goz Beida, Eastern Chad, where new fighting has broken out between rebels and government forces, thousands of refugees from Darfur live in a large camp supported by WFP. Among them is 17-year-old Ekhbal, who yearns for a real home where she can be a normal teenager.
Focus on Women
6 May 2009

Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy

Many girls in rural Sudan fail to get far with their education because they marry early or their parents need them to help put food on the table at home. In the north Kordofan state, WFP is helping 55 women to make up for lost time and become literate in six months.
Focus on Women
5 May 2009

How WFP Helps 4 Mothers To Feed Their Families

For millions of mothers around the world, providing nutritious food for their families is an arduous task. But it's also an essential one and every day, all around the world, WFP is helping mothers do it.
Nutrition
30 April 2009

Nargis: What Happened And How WFP Responded

Cyclone Nargis swept across southern Myanmar on the evening of 2 May, leaving a trail of death and destruction before tapering off the next day. The winds and tidal surge caused by the cyclone damaged much of the fertile Ayeyarwady delta, and Yangon, the nation's main city and former capital.
Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2009

WFP Assists 190,000 Sri Lankans Fleeing War Zone

WFP is now feeding nearly 190,000 internally displaced persons in the northern Vavuniya and Jaffna districts. An estimated 120,000 of these IDPs arrived over the last ten days after escaping the conflict zone in Mallaitivu.
Food For Assets
30 April 2009

A Year After Cyclone, Myanmar Recovery Needs WFP

The devastation of Cyclone Nargis – the storm that struck Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta on 2 May 2008 – is still visible. The effects of that devastation mean that WFP's work in the region is far from over. WFP's Chris Kaye says many livelihoods have been lost.
WFP Ambassadors
28 April 2009

Hollywood Extends Enthusiastic Reception To WFP

WFP received the warmest of welcomes from the US entertainment industry at a special event aimed at engaging the industry in WFP’s fight against hunger. >>Read what actress Drew Barrymore wrote about the event in the Huffington Post.

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