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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.
Focus on Women
27 April 2009

Nutritionally Savvy Mom Helps Families Feed Kids

Two years ago, the success of a WFP-supported project showed poor mothers in Lima the importance of good nutrition early in a child's life. Now one of those mothers is helping other moms to give their kids nutritious meals despite higher food prices.
Logistics
23 April 2009

WFP Ready For Sri Lankans Fleeing War Zone

WFP has pre-positioned food in the northern Vavuniya district of Sri Lanka to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of people who are fleeing the ‘safe zone’ along the north eastern coast of Mullaitivu.
Students And Teachers
20 April 2009

School Offers Free Meals, Exam Results Soar

Almost all the students at the Enguike primary school in Tanzania now pass entry exams for secondary school. But before the free meals programme started, the pass rate was close to zero.
Logistics
16 April 2009

BBC Dodges Bullets On WFP Training Course

You don't normally expect an information and communications technology expert to be adept at avoiding snipers and detecting mines. But if you're an ICT operative for WFP, these things are part of your skill set, as two BBC journalists found out.

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