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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.”
Nutrition
24 March 2009

Economic Crisis Forces Families To Choose Food Or School

Orbelina, a single mother in El Salvador, recently took her daughter out of school because she needed help earning enough money to put food on the table for the family. It's a common story among the poor in Central America.
Nutrition
24 March 2009

How The Food And Economic Crises Are Hitting Central America

To cope with the food crisis, poor families often buy less food and less nutritious food. A WFP study shows that this brings a major health risk for children.
Logistics
24 March 2009

WFP Logistics in Somalia 2009

With growing challenges hampering humanitarian operations in Somalia, WFP continues to find innovative ways to achieve its goals
Nutrition
19 March 2009

Kenyan Girl, 13, Leaves Fields, Returns To School

In Kenya, many children are facing a choice: go to school – or work to feed themselves and their families. WFP’s new school feeding programmes mean that some youngsters no longer need to miss out on an education in order to eat.
Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2009

WFP Responds to Kenyan Food Crisis

NAIROBI – WFP is responding to the food crisis in Kenya by scaling up operations in order to be able to feed 3.5 million people hit by drought and high food prices. Read news release “Kenyans already struggling ...
Responding to Emergencies
16 March 2009

WFP Ramps Up Assistance to Hungry in Pakistan

Pakistan, riven by political tensions in the last few days, has an ongoing need for food assistance which has deepened recently due to high food prices, conflict and natural disasters. In response, WFP is ramping up its programmes in 2009.

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