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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.
Preventing Hunger
13 March 2009

Exhibition Chronicles China and WFP Fighting Hunger

Thirty million people assisted, 30 years of cooperation, US$30 million in donations - a photo exhibition held in Beijing offered a graphic chronicle of WFP's collaboration with the Chinese government in the fight against hunger and poverty.
Nutrition
12 March 2009

"Food Assistance Helped Me Become a Journalist"

Polio and poverty meant Apollinaire Gahungu had a difficult start to life. But things began to look up when he was sent to a WFP-supported school in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Focus on Women
10 March 2009

Haiti: Bill Clinton, UN Chief See Food Reach Hungry

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- If the children were impressed at having the UN Secretary General, a former president of the United States and a world-famous hip-hop star in their midst, they certainly weren’t showing it. The ...
Nutrition
9 March 2009

Haiti: 6 Months After Hurricanes, WFP Remains a Lifeline

Hundreds of families on Gonaives, on Haiti's west coast, lost everything when a series of hurricanes hit Haiti last September. As they rebuild their lives, many rely on feeding centres that use WFP food.
First time here
8 March 2009

Birthday Boy Zane Feeds 1,000 Hungry Children

After stumbling upon WFP.org while surfing the web, a British schoolboy has decided to give up birthday presents this year to help feed the world's hungry.
Climate Change
7 March 2009

Bangladeshi Woman Builds New Life On Higher Ground

Julekha, 36, can build a more secure life for her family now that she has raised her house out of the reach of floodwaters. She learned how to do this through an 'emergency resiliency' course run by the government and WFP.

Logistics
6 March 2009

Early Warning System Saves Lives In Central America

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, droughts… nothing anyone can do will prevent them. But a lot can be done to reduce their impact – especially if there’s an early warning.

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