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18 March 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 18 March 2008

Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
17 March 2008

Operational update: Mozambique Government asks WFP to assist 60,000 victims of cyclone Jokwe

The Government of Mozambique has requested that the World Food Programme (WFP) provides emergency food assistance for one month to 60,000 people affected by cyclone Jokwe in the northern province of Nampula.
6 March 2008

WFP’s Deputy Executive Director arrives in Ethiopia promote hunger solutions to assist the needy

Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, late Wednesday evening on a two-day mission to promote new WFP strategies to tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty.
5 March 2008

Drew Barrymore donation nourishes children's ambitions in Kenya slum school

Part of a recent US$1 million donation from WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Drew Barrymore will go towards improving schools and the lives of schoolchildren in Kenya. WFP's Marcus Prior talked to some of the children at Nairobi's Stara school, one of the places where WFP provides daily school meals and which will benefit from Drew's donation.
5 March 2008

Lorna Likhanga: working in the slums of Nairobi to put children on the path to an education and a better life

WFP school meals offered to children at Stara school in Nairobi's slums, give them the incentive to go to school and concentrate on their studies. WFP's Marcus Prior talks to Lorna Likhanga, a WFP relief worker who ensures hungry schoolchildren receive food.
3 March 2008

Frequently asked questions: Drew Barrymore and WFP

Drew Barrymore talks about her work with WFP on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Drew focuses part of her work with us on our school feeding programmes - where hungry children are encouraged to go to school with the promise of a daily meal.
27 February 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 26th February 2008

Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
27 February 2008

WFP begins delivering food to thousands of people hit by cyclone Ivan in Madagascar

The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing emergency food assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by the cyclone Ivan, which devastated large parts of Madagascar last week.
26 February 2008

Skyrocketing food prices threaten nutrional crisis for poor Central Americans

Global food prices are rising, putting even basic commodities beyond the reach of the world's poorest people. WFP spokesperson Trevor Rowe says the most vulnerable people in Central America have been hit hard by economic forces beyond their control.
26 February 2008

WFP and global food price rises - key points

A year after Mexico’s “tortilla riots” global food prices are continuing to rise. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran has said that without additional contributions, WFP will be able to reach fewer people.