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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.
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

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