Kids in the Moroto district of Karamoja were forever getting in trouble for stealing wood from village fences. They did this to feed the fire on which their WFP school meals were cooked. Fuel efficient SAFE stoves mean they don’t have to any more.
In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.
With sand clogging the channels feeding Mali’s Lake Faguibine, the area dried up and local people slipped deeper into hunger. The answer was simple: unblock the channels. Thanks to food assistance supplied by WFP, local people were able to do it themselves. Watch video
School children in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, recently started receiving a daily snack designed by WFP to boost their nutritional intake and to help them concentrate. A nervous Robin Lodge went along to see whether the children liked the new date bars.
Experts underscored the link between climate change and hunger at a “virtual” news conference connecting the Copenhagen Bella Centre - venue of the COP15 Climate Change Conference - with journalists all over the world. Read report on Climate Change and Hunger
Nutritious food rations from WFP are helping Amirjoni Abdusalom, 8, recover from pulmonary tuberculosis. Soon he'll be able to go back to his family and the normal life of a young boy in his rural Tajik village.
World leaders are currently meeting in Copenhagen in a bid to work out a new UN pact to address climate change. It’s an issue WFP understands only too well thanks to decades spent fighting climate-related hunger.
Dionisio Blandon’s crop of maize is growing well this year and he’s confident he can sell it for a better price than normal. Thanks to WFP and its partners in the Purchase for Progress initiative, this smallholder farmer was finally able to buy good quality seeds and fertilisers.