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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.

Nutrition
16 September 2010

Mounting Concern For Hungry In Chad As Hope Rises In Niger

As harvest time approaches in the Eastern Sahel, rates of malnutrition among children are at critical levels in Chad. A crippling lean season has left many children weak and in of need nutritional support. Two-year old Hassan is one of those now getting this badly needed support. Watch video

Preventing Hunger
14 September 2010

Number of Hungry Dips, But Still ‘Unacceptably High’

The number of hungry people in the world has fallen to 925 million from the record 1.02 billion reached in 2009. But it is still unacceptably high – equivalent to around one in seven people on earth – and hunger must remain on the political agenda if we are to make further progress.

Logistics
14 September 2010

Pakistan: WFP Logistics Arm Lends A Hand To Aid Community

Moving food around a disaster area as vast as the one in Pakistan takes planes, trucks, helicopters and lots of coordination. Transport expert Simon Hacker explains how WFP’s strong suit helps the entire humanitarian community overcome the logistical challenges that come with working in a flood zone.

Responding to Emergencies
10 September 2010

Private Donors Come Through For Victims Of Pakistan Floods

After a huge show of support following the January earthquake in Haiti, WFP’s corporate partners are now responding to the needs of flood victims in Pakistan. By making donations, mobilising employees or putting their assets at WFP’s disposal, companies are doing their part.

For Companies
8 September 2010

Unilever Germany Raises Funds For School Meals In Kenya

More than 400 staff members of Unilever Germany went to sell margarine in 503 Rewe supermarkets for one day last week, raising more than 100,000 Euros for school meals in Kenya. The money will pay for half a million nutritious school meals for hungry children.

Responding to Emergencies
8 September 2010

Pakistan Op In Full Swing, Says Telecoms Team Leader

Six weeks after arriving in flood-stricken Pakistan, the head of WFP’s emergency IT unit, Dane Novarlic, says telecoms are up and running smoothly. But damaged roads, security concerns and constantly changing conditions are keeping his team on their toes as the operation continues.

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