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Focus on Women
7 January 2011

“This Work Means A Lot To Me,” Says Haitian Quake Mother

It’s tough digging with a shovel under the hot sun but Cassandre Chery, 28, is glad to have the work. She’s been homeless since the earthquake and says that work in Haiti is scarce. With the money she earns helping to rebuild her country, she’s able to buy food and keep her kids in school. Watch video

Food For Assets
7 January 2011

A Year After Quake, Haitians Glimpse Hunger-Free Future

One year after the earthquake, WFP is helping Haitians move beyond the disaster and start building a future free from hunger. Our food assistance provides meals for children in school, shields babies and mothers from malnutrition, helps economic recovery and supports small farmers.

Food For Assets
5 January 2011

For Pakistan Flood Village, Recovery Starts With Bridge

When the monsoon flood waters surged down the Swat River near the village of Zoladher, they smashed the only bridge linking the two sides of the village. Many children now have to ride a rickety cable car to get to school. With help from WFP, villagers have started work on a new bridge.

Responding to Emergencies
5 January 2011

Côte d'Ivoire: Refugee Mother Bides Her Time In Liberia

When tensions flared over the disputed presidential elections last month in Côte d'Ivoire, Peula Rachele, 31, and her four children fled across the border into neighbouring Liberia. WFP has launched an emergency operation to supply them and thousands of other refugees with nutritious food rations.

Focus on Women
5 January 2011

“I Can’t Believe I'm Back," Says Returning Mother In Southern Sudan

Grace Martin Lado, 25, has returned to Southern Sudan 18 years after her family fled the fighting there. Her family faced an arduous trip back to their homeland and food rations from WFP are helping them to resettle.

Focus on Women
4 January 2011

Single Mother In Swaziland Takes First Step Out Of Hunger

Life has never been easy for Mana Mamba, a 24-year-old single mother raising four children in improverished rural Swaziland. But it’s getting easier thanks to a family feeding programme which has spared her youngest from malnutrition while helping his siblings stay in school.

For Individuals
23 December 2010

10 Ways You Can Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

Play the addictive online quiz game FreeRice, Tweet some hunger facts to friends, watch a couple of videos. Wherever you are, from New York to New Delhi, if you have access to Internet, you're in a position to help fight hunger. Here are ten things you can do right now.

Responding to Emergencies
20 December 2010

Fighting Hunger: Things To Remember About 2010

The BP oil spill. Spain’s triumph at the soccer world cup. The arrival of the new i-Phone. These are some of the things 2010 will be remembered for. But viewing the last 12 months through the lens of the fight against world hunger, a different mixture of events emerges. Take a look...

Cash and Vouchers
16 December 2010

Pakistan: Cash Cards Bring Flood Families Back To Market

After losing his home and business to the August floods, Manzoor Ahmed, 37, is again able to buy food at the local market thanks to a pilot project which has replaced his food rations with cash. This way, WFP is supporting local markets and food production.

Aid professionals
14 December 2010

Telecoms Expert Keeps The Lines Open In Madagascar

Communications are an essential part of any humanitarian aid operation, but keeping the lines open can be a tough job, says telecoms specialist Mark Phillips. He and his team have recently finished setting up radio repeaters around drought-plagued Madagascar, a challenging task even under the best of conditions.

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