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Responding to Emergencies
29 June 2011

Hunger Looms Amid Drought In Horn Of Africa

Around 9 million people in the Horn of Africa need humanitarian assistance as severe drought combines with high food prices and conflict to push the poorest and weakest close to the edge of survival. WFP aims to reach two thirds of these with food assistance.

School Meals
29 June 2011

DPR Korea: Orphan Hyon-Gil Stays Healthy Thanks To WFP Support

Hyon-Gil is an orphan who is a boarder at a school in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). He is one of 3.5 million people targeted by WFP under the current emergency operation to address food shortages in the country.

ED - J.Sheeran
29 June 2011

New Hunger Tweet Champions Announced

Hi all you wonderful HungerTweeters! The challenge this month was to to develop a #HungerTweet answering the question: How can social media help end hunger. We received many excellent submissions, with @Stopxtrempovrty again a powerhouse of the most submissions!

School Meals
29 June 2011

Videoclip: Kenyan Teacher Inspired By School Meals

Meet Milicent. She has come back to the same school she attended as a child to teach children who are getting an education with the help of WFP school meals. Just like she did.

WFP Ambassadors
28 June 2011

Amadou And Mariam Aim To Be ‘Flag-Bearers’ For Hungry Poor

African pop duo Amadou and Mariam, who launched their new single Labendela in Rome on Monday, say their new role as Ambassadors Against Hunger for the EU allows them to be “flag-bearers” for the fight against hunger and poverty in countries such as their native Mali.

WFP Ambassadors
27 June 2011

Malian Pop Duo Amadou & Mariam Launch Single To Fight Hunger

World music stars Amadou & Mariam are the latest celebrity voices to join the fight against global hunger as the new WFP Ambassadors Against Hunger for the European Union. To raise hunger awareness, Amadou & Mariam have dedicated this song to the global hunger challenge.
 
Responding to Emergencies
24 June 2011

WFP Moves To Assist Flood-Hit Philippines

 WFP is moving quickly to provide food assistance to victims of the current torrential rains in the Maguindanao province of the Philippines, where flooding has caused serious displacement and disruption to people's livelihoods. First food distributions will start on Saturday.

WFP Ambassadors
23 June 2011

Malian Pop Duo Amadou & Mariam Dedicate Song To Hunger Challenge

The Malian pop-duo and world music stars, Amadou & Mariam, are the latest celebrity voices to join the fight against global hunger as the new WFP Ambassadors Against Hunger for the European Union. To raise hunger awareness among Europeans, Amadou & Mariam have dedicated a song to the global hunger challenge.

Food Security Analysis
22 June 2011

Ethiopian Farmer Worries How To Feed His Children

Food prices have doubled in local markets in eastern Ethiopia since February 2011 and drought has limited food production, writes Zenebech Bekele, a WFP food aid monitor, who has seen with her own eyes how many families are having to drastically reduce their food consumption.

22 June 2011

G20 Explores Food Reserves As Way Of Reaching Hungriest

G20 farm ministers are meeting in Paris this week to discuss global food security and ways to reduce the impact of increasing food price volatility on the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

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