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26 January 2011

The Tent In The Snow

With deep snow and temperatures stuck below freezing, the idea of WFP hosting events in a tent at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos might seem like a bizarre idea.

26 January 2011

Welcome to Davos!

Welcome to WFP’s Davos 2011 blog!

Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2011

Pakistan: 6 Months On, Food Aid Helps To Power Flood Recovery

WFP is currently delivering food assistance to around 5.2 million people affected by last year’s floods in Pakistan. That assistance increasingly takes the form of support for projects that rebuild bridges, roads and other important community assets.

Focus on Women
25 January 2011

Pakistan: One Day In A Mother's Life

Razia and her family were badly hit in the floods that devastated Pakistan last summer. But they're now getting back on their feet. Helped by food assistance from WFP, Razia's life is starting to return to normal. Here's one day in her life - six months after the floods. Watch video

Cash and Vouchers
20 January 2011

Help Arrives By Text In The Philippines

Families in the Philippines uprooted by disaster have begun receiving text messages which they can cash like checks to buy food. The pilot project makes use of the widespread availability of mobile phones in the Philippines, which is known as the “texting capital of the world”. Watch video

Logistics
20 January 2011

Flying Aid Workers in Afghanistan: A Tricky Business

Not all pilots would relish the idea of landing a plane on Faizabad’s perforated metal runway high in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, and even the bravest might think twice about taking off in high winds ahead of an approaching sandstorm in Kandahar.

Aid professionals
19 January 2011

New Hazards Calendar Wins Converts

A new calendar has been developed by WFP to help better prepare for food-related emergencies. It works by combining the most authoritative data on seasonal hazards like floods, droughts, pests and cyclones with information about crop cycles and weather patterns.

Responding to Emergencies
19 January 2011

Côte d’Ivoire Family Flees Tensions With $50

As political unrest spread across Cote d’Ivoire after the contested presidential election, Roger, 45, and his family fled to Liberia with their life savings of US $50.00. Though the money soon ran out, WFP is making sure that they don’t go hungry while they wait for tensions to ease at home so that they can return.

Cash and Vouchers
17 January 2011

Digital Food Offers New Hunger Solution To West Bank

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran kicked off a three-day visit to the Middle East by visiting shops in the West Bank that are participating in WFP’s electronic voucher programmes. This 'digital food' provided to the most vulnerable Palestinians supports local shopkeepers and food producers, she explained.

For Individuals
14 January 2011

Soccer Star Kaka’ Inspires Kids In Oman To Fight Hunger

Last year, a group of young students from the Middle Eastern country of Oman raised enough money to feed some 24,000 hungry children in schools in the developing world. Their successful campaign was launched after their soccer-mad teacher saw a video of Brazilian star Kaka’ holding up a bright, red WFP cup.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide