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Dossier: Food out of reach
17 February 2009

Breaking Stones For Food

Lazuwa Nyamawi is 14 years old. After school, she spends hours chipping away at large stones with a heavy hammer. The stones break slowly into smaller pieces.  Since their crops failed, Lazuwa’s ...
Responding to Emergencies
17 February 2009

Kenya Grapples With Failed Maize Harvest

In the fields of Kenya's coastal southeastern region, withered, yellow-brown husks of maize are drying out in the sun instead of being harvested. The maize crop is pitiful.
Logistics
16 February 2009

Madagascar Hit by Political Violence and Cyclone

WFP in Madagascar has recently had to deal with a complicated political situation and a cyclone. In this short Q&A, WFP Country Director Krystyna Bednarska explains how WFP was affected by the first and how it is responding to the second.
Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2009

WFP Steps In As Fighting Displaces People In Pakistan

"As the fighting increased, we had no other option but to leave our home. Life is so difficult my children are traumatized; my wife and mother are scared."
Food Security Analysis
13 February 2009

World Bank Chief Sees Dangerous Year Ahead

The year ahead will be a “dangerous” one for the world’s poor and hungry, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told the World Food Programme’s executive board on Friday.
Logistics
11 February 2009

Hubs and Spokes, A New Answer To Ethiopia's Challenges

Thirty-two heavy trucks laden with wheat, oil and pulses are revving their engines as they prepare to roll out of the compound. On convoy days, the works starts early at WFP’s storage depot in Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia.
Logistics
10 February 2009

First Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Operations

WFP Aviation is bringing together aviation safety experts and top humanitarian players in Abu Dhabi next week to discuss global aviation safety and security and to explore the future of humanitarian air operations.
Logistics
9 February 2009

WFP Truckers Helped By Grateful Afghan Villagers

The drivers of the WFP truck fleet are always a welcome sight for the people of Badakhshan, many of whom rely on WFP food to get them through the winter. But sometimes it's the truckers that need help from the villagers, as James Feeney, head of WFP's Faizabad sub-office, explains.
Logistics
6 February 2009

Sri Lanka: 250,000 People In War Zone Need Food

Despite very limited access to the displaced people in the northern Vanni region, WFP has organized 11 convoys since September and is looking for other innovative ways to deliver vital food assistance to those in need.
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
4 February 2009

Jamelia's Kenyan Diary

When British pop star Jamelia decided to step off the red carpet and into a Kenyan slum, she wasn't sure what to expect. Here are her own thoughts, as she recorded them during her visit to Kibera.

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