Logistics
11 February 2009

Hubs and Spokes, A New Answer To Ethiopia's Challenges

Thirty-two heavy trucks laden with wheat, oil and pulses are revving their engines as they prepare to roll out of the compound. On convoy days, the works starts early at WFP’s storage depot in Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia.

Food Security Analysis
11 February 2009

Kenya Hit By Drought, Food Prices and Grain Shortage

NAIROBI -- WFP assessment teams are fanning out across Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands in a bid to assess as accurately as possible how people are coping following the short rains at the end of last year – ...
Logistics
11 February 2009

WFP Reaches More Than 222,000 Hungry In Gaza

Since the hostilities erupted on 27 December, WFP has continued delivering food to the civilian population in Gaza, distributing two-month rations to more than 222,000 people.
Logistics
10 February 2009

First Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Operations

WFP Aviation is bringing together aviation safety experts and top humanitarian players in Abu Dhabi next week to discuss global aviation safety and security and to explore the future of humanitarian air operations.
9 February 2009

Hunger On The Agenda In Washington

The world’s growing hunger and nutrition needs are firmly on the new US administration’s agenda. Recent keynote speeches – including President Barack Obama’s inauguration address -- have spelled out the need to face up to the hunger challenge and the World Food Programme’s role in doing this is understood at the highest level.
Logistics
9 February 2009

WFP Truckers Helped By Grateful Afghan Villagers

The drivers of the WFP truck fleet are always a welcome sight for the people of Badakhshan, many of whom rely on WFP food to get them through the winter. But sometimes it's the truckers that need help from the villagers, as James Feeney, head of WFP's Faizabad sub-office, explains.

Food Security Analysis
6 February 2009

Financial Speculation and the Food Crisis

Financial speculation in basic food commodities played a key role in the 2007-2008 food price crisis which pushed millions of people deeper into hunger, says economic historian Peter Timmer.
Logistics
6 February 2009

Sri Lanka: 250,000 People In War Zone Need Food

Despite very limited access to the displaced people in the northern Vanni region, WFP has organized 11 convoys since September and is looking for other innovative ways to deliver vital food assistance to those in need.
Responding to Emergencies
5 February 2009

Ready-To-Eat Meals for Hungry in Gaza

"Ready-to-eat meals offer an immediate solution to the food needs of hospital patients, who might otherwise go hungry.”
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
4 February 2009

Jamelia's Kenyan Diary

When British pop star Jamelia decided to step off the red carpet and into a Kenyan slum, she wasn't sure what to expect. Here are her own thoughts, as she recorded them during her visit to Kibera.

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