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Food Security Analysis
22 January 2009

The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global Food Security for the 21st Century

“There is a real risk of a ‘food crunch’ at some point in the future, which would fall particularly hard on import-dependent countries and on poor people everywhere.” -- Alex Evans, Center on International Cooperation
Purchase for Progress
21 January 2009

WFP Helps Connect Farmers in Mozambique to Markets

"Now that I have a secure buyer, I will grow a lot more beans,” says one farmer who is benefitting from WFP's innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.
Responding to Emergencies
17 January 2009

WFP Food Lifeline Reaches Hungry in Gaza

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced on Saturday that Operation Lifeline Gaza, a campaign launched one week ago at Egypt's border with Gaza to raise awareness and resources for the victims of the ...
Logistics
16 January 2009

Tracking WFP Planes, 24/7, Across the Globe

How do you track planes in an area of the world where there is no air traffic control? How do you make sure that, in case of an accident, search and rescue efforts know exactly what to do?
Nutrition
13 January 2009

A Child Soldier Goes to School

Amani was kidnapped when he was 11 and for the next two years he was a child soldier, shooting his rifle in whatever direction he was told to. Now, at a WFP-supported centre in Goma, he is learning to be a normal adolescent.
Logistics
6 January 2009

WFP Builds Up Food Stocks in Gaza Strip

WFP moved 11 truckloads of food into Gaza on Monday as part of efforts to respond to the growing humanitarian needs.
Focus on Women
5 January 2009

Questions, Questions and More Questions

Lisa Biederlack, from WFP’s Food Security Analysis division, was recently in some of the remotest areas of Ghana to coordinate a survey about the population's access to food. In this article Lisa explains exactly what that involved.
School Meals
4 January 2009

"My Favourite Subject at School is Lunch"

Asked to name her favourite subject at school, seven-year-old Guivinciane Nguinghaza's response is worth a thousand words. "My favourite subject is corn meal," she whispers through the fingers of one hand, while the other holds on to her father Emmanuel.
Logistics
24 December 2008

WFP Looks For New Route to Congo Refugees

A UN convoy loaded with humanitarian supplies staggered into the town of Dungu on Monday after an 11-day, 700-kilometre, churn through swampy mud into the strife-torn northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Procurement
17 December 2008

WFP Calls For Human Rescue Package

From start to finish, 2008 was one of the most challenging in the World Food Programme’s history. The impact of high food prices, followed by the global financial downtown have placed extra strains on WFP’s work, and the lives of the almost 100 million people we aim to feed next year.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide