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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.
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 ...

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