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Preventing Hunger
2 February 2009

Selling Sand In Ouagadougou

OUAGADOUGOU - On the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, Sylvie Dipama finishes her day’s work. Three more days and she should be able to sell a cartful of sand for 750 Francs CFA Francs (about ...
Responding to Emergencies
2 February 2009

Drought Decimates Cattle in Ethiopia's Somali Region

After a succession of poor or failed rains, so many animals have been lost that often families can no longer support themselves. Current WFP estimates indicate that operations in 2009 will target more than eight million people.
Logistics
30 January 2009

WFP Reaches Out to More Hungry People in Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza enters its second month, WFP is reaching out to more hungry people through daily food distributions, and free school meals for children.
Responding to Emergencies
30 January 2009

Lean Season in Zimbabwe Sees Hunger Rising

It is the lean season in Zimbabwe – the last few months before harvests arrive in April – and hunger levels are reaching a peak. WFP is targeting more than 5 million hungry people.
Preventing Hunger
29 January 2009

WFP's Mission at Davos

As heads of state, business leaders, NGOs and experts debate the state of the world in Davos, the global financial crisis is the issue on most people’s minds. WFP is calling on leaders to keep hunger on the agenda as they seek solutions to the financial challenges. (See our Davos page)
Food Security Analysis
28 January 2009

Tajikistan: No Harvests, No Income, No School

"We produced some vegetables on our land in the past, but during the last few years we did not get any harvest due to the lack of rain and locust infestation." -- Akramova Saparoi
First time here
27 January 2009

British Pop Star Jamelia Visits WFP School Feeding Programme In Kenya

Jamelia, who is supporting The Really Good School Dinner campaign, went to Kenya recently to see for herself how money donated to WFP School feeding is spent.
Dossier: Food out of reach
26 January 2009

Selling Precious Assets For Food In Ghana

NAAGA, Ghana - We're in the Naaga community market, in the northern Kassena/Nankana District. A woman walks from person to person,pleading for a sale. And what she’s selling is, potentially, a ...
Food For Assets
25 January 2009

Building Livelihoods By Soothing Toothache

WFP is helping poor communities in northern Nepal to cultivate precious medicinal plants which, as well as soothing fevers and toothaches, can become a source of income. Laura Melo explains.
Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2009

The Rubble That Was Gaza

Christine van Nieuwenhuyse, WFP Country Director for the occupied Palestinian territories, travelled to Gaza with a joint UN preliminary assessment mission. This is her account of what she saw.

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