Stories

A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Subscribe


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.

Logistics
17 February 2009

Getting Food To Gaza

When WFP launched its emergency operation for Gaza recently, setting up food flows was no easy task. As Ekram El-Huni explains, the El Arish warehouse in Egypt was a crucial part of the logistics operation.
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.

Video

Fighting Hunger Worldwide