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First time here
3 March 2009

WFP Marathon Man Tergat Wins in Japan

Paul Tergat, who as a child ate free school lunches provided by WFP, has notched up another important marathon victory with a win at the 64th Lake Biwa Marathon in Japan.
Procurement
3 March 2009

WFP Food Procurement Chief Praises India For 'Humanitarian Exception'

WFP was able to feed many more hungry people in 2008 thanks to India's willingness to sell rice to the organization at well below the market rate, says WFP's food procurement chief Nicole Menage.
Preventing Hunger
27 February 2009

Food Rations Ease Congolese Family's Homecoming

After months in a camp for displaced people, the Shamamba family is returning to the home that it was forced to abandon amid last autumn's upsurge in fighting. WFP food kept the family going in the camp and will help now that it's going home.
Logistics
27 February 2009

Sea Route Opened To Reach Hungry in Sri Lanka

A new sea route to deliver WFP relief to people in Sri Lanka is helping efforts to reach hungry people displaced by the recent escalation of hostilities in the northern Vanni region.
Nutrition
27 February 2009

Malnutrition Stalks Kenyan Refugee Camps

Like almost all workers, staff in the hospital at Ifo refugee camp amid the semi-desert of northeastern Kenya have their good and their bad days. But in the fight against child malnutrition, they say the good outnumber the bad.
Responding to Emergencies
24 February 2009

WFP in Zimbabwe - Facts & Figures

The food situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated more drastically than expected – due to worsening economic conditions, the cash crisis and also because the government did not import as much food as anticipated.
Responding to Emergencies
24 February 2009

Amid High Prices, Kabul’s Hungry Rely On WFP

Food prices have soared in Kabul over the last year, leaving 60-year-old widow Bobogul struggling to get by. Like many of the poorer residents of the Afghan capital, she now receives WFP food regularly and thanks to this assistance is able to afford her medicine again.
Responding to Emergencies
23 February 2009

Oscar-winning Penn Advocates Against Hunger

Sean Penn, who has just won the ‘best actor’ Oscar for his portrayal of slain San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, is a leading supporter of WFP’s fight against hunger.
Food For Assets
20 February 2009

Five Days That Changed Abebe's World

When drought gripped much of southern Ethiopia recently, farmers across the region lost their crops in parched fields and millions were pushed to the brink of starvation. But as the rains failed, some farmers managed to escape the worst that nature could throw of them.

Cash and Vouchers
18 February 2009

Food Vouchers - WFP Fighting Urban Hunger

When shops and markets are full of produce, but prices are still too high for the poor, sometimes it makes more sense to give people vouchers than bags of food.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide