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Focus on Women
16 April 2009

Cereal Banks Change Women's Lives In Niger

The women of Todigamèye in Niger used to worry about how they would feed their families during the lean season. A WFP-initiated cereal bank has changed that – and led to a new-found confidence.
Logistics
15 April 2009

Two New Piracy Incidents Underline Threat to WFP Shipments

Even though the Maersk Alabama incident is over, two other incidents have underlined the continuing danger to WFP's shipments in the seas off the Horn of Africa.
Responding to Emergencies
14 April 2009

Pirates Constant Menace to Food Lifeline

The high-profile hijacking of US ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates has thrown a spotlight onto the fragile food lifeline supporting WFP’s operations to feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa.
Logistics
8 April 2009

Congo Food Route Is Supreme Test For WFP Truckers

Route Nationale 3 is a lifeline for thousands of people who depend on WFP for food. It’s also a kidney-bruising, stomach-churning morass of hills, holes, greasy mud and rickety bridges. Take a look
Focus on Women
6 April 2009

Afghanistan: Millions Remain Hungry Amid Growing Insecurity

Despite the growing insecurity in Afghanistan, WFP is pushing ahead with operations that aim to feed 8.8 million people in the country in 2009.
Focus on Women
6 April 2009

WFP Helps Tanzanian Mothers Keep Malnutrition At Bay

Flora Mloli is 26 and a tiny wisp of a woman. Her two-year-old daughter Neema clings to her, as if her life depended on it. And perhaps it does – Neema grabs for her mother’s breast every few seconds.
Responding to Emergencies
31 March 2009

WFP Seeks to Overcome Operating Setback in Sudan

WFP is continuing operations in Sudan’s Darfur region to address the gaps in humanitarian assistance left by the expulsion of 13 international NGOs by the Government of Sudan.
Food For Assets
31 March 2009

Water Projects Help Kenyans Look Beyond Crisis

As WFP scales up general food distributions in Kenya, it is also using food to help poor farmers become less vulnerable to hunger in future. Veronica Kakuma built a water-conserving ‘bund’ and now has a sorghum crop she didn’t have before.
Aid professionals
30 March 2009

War-torn Afghanistan Needs To Produce More Food

Afghanistan, where WFP has one of its largest operations, is still a long way from being able to feed itself. WFP Country Director Stefano Porretti talks about the challenges of working in Afghanistan and what new responses WFP is bringing into play.
Students And Teachers
25 March 2009

Haiti: Rice And Beans Keep Kids In School

Angelica Richard, who one day would like to be a doctor, says she had no breakfast before coming to school and won’t get anything when she goes home tonight. “This is my only meal of the day. Sometimes I feel weak in the morning and can’t wait till lunchtime.”

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