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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.
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.

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