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Fight Against HIV/AIDS
24 September 2010

Kenya: HIV-Positive Woman On Food Aid Now Selling Food To WFP

Anne Rono is a small farmer, but after contracting HIV, lost the strength to farm her land. With the help of antiretroviral drugs and nutritious food, she’s not only back on her feet but selling her crops to WFP through an innovative new programme that links small farmers to markets.

ED - J.Sheeran
23 September 2010

Food Aid "Revolution" Brings New Hope For The Hungry

Innovative new programmes and ways of thinking about hunger have radically changed the way WFP does business. At a recent humanitarian roundtable in New York, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran described the "revolution" which has transformed food aid into food assistance.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2010

Food Aid Innovations Make Headway In Reaching MDGs

Groundbreaking new approaches to food assistance are helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran explained how these innovations are helping to reach the millennium development goals at a recent roundtable discussion in New York.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2010

WFP Announces Bold Partnership With Private Sector To Cut Hunger

WFP is partnering with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions. The ingenuity, power and reach of the private sector are opening up “a world of possibility” in the fight against hunger,  says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

Nutrition
22 September 2010

Nutrition Takes Centre-Stage At US-Ireland Hunger Event

Nutrition has become a central theme in the latest approaches to defeating hunger, marking a paradigm shift in food aid and development. This was underlined by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in an address to state officials and humanitarians at a recent event hosted by the US and Irish governments.

Focus on Women
21 September 2010

New Global Alliance Embraces Efficient Cooking Stoves

WFP is a key partner in a new alliance to bring fuel-efficient cooking stoves to millions of homes across the developing world. Formed under the auspices of the Clinton Global Initiative, the alliance sets out to save lives and protect the environment by enabling families to cook cleanly, safely and efficiently.

Nutrition
20 September 2010

Scaling Up The Right Nutrition Solutions In Emergencies...But Is There Enough?

A string of humanitarian crises this year has put a strain on global supplies of ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) like plumpy'doz vital to combating child malnutrition. In Pakistan, WFP is filling the gap with a locally-produced chickpea paste that could help bolster RUSF stocks in the future.

Focus on Women
20 September 2010

Uganda: Better Stoves Curb Risks For Rural Women

Women in the Karamoja region of Uganda run the daily risk of rape and violence during their daily search for wood to cook and mend their fences. Efficient new stoves provided by WFP are helping them curb those risks by reducing the amount of wood they need to prepare meals.

Preventing Hunger
19 September 2010

Millennium Hunger Target Underpins Other Millennium Goals

As the UN looks at progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in New York this week, it is clear that with just five years to go the hunger goal is the one most under threat. And yet addressing hunger is fundamental if the world is going to reach the other MDGs.

Responding to Emergencies
17 September 2010

Pakistan: WFP Expands Op To Address Impact Of Flooding

As Pakistan continues to reel from a disastrous wave of monsoon flooding, WFP’s operation to bring emergency food aid to six million people a month is being extended in time and expanded so as to help long-term recovery. Further assistance from donors is needed.

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