For Companies
22 September 2009

9 Ways Business Can Help Fight Hunger

Private sector contributions have benefitted WFP operations in 56 countries so far this year. Despite the strain of the global financial crisis, we are working with more than 100 private sector partners – including companies, foundations and individuals.

Focus on Women
21 September 2009

Bangladesh's Hungry Feel Heat Of Climate Change

For Samya Begum, hunger is never far away. She lives in a part of Bangladesh that is prone to flooding and a heavy monsoon can be the difference between having food and not having it. She is an example of why climate is a hunger issue and why climate change will produce more hunger.

Preventing Hunger
16 September 2009

Kenya: Farmers Rely On WFP To Get Through Drought

Mary Muthohi is among the 3.8 million Kenyans who are facing the bruising effects of drought. Yesterday she had to borrow food from her neighbour to feed her five children. The whole family had not eaten at all the day before. Watch video
Responding to Emergencies
16 September 2009

Hungry Get Hungrier As Funding For Food Aid Stutters

There are more hungry people in the world today than ever before. In many developing countries the poor cannot afford to buy food. At the same time, economic woes mean that many rich countries have cut back on funding for food assistance. It's a recipe for disaster.
Responding to Emergencies
15 September 2009

Bangladesh Food Lifeline In Jeopardy

Fancy Rajshahi, a 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman who lives in grinding poverty, was thrilled earlier this year when she started to receive bags of fortified wheat flour from WFP to help nourish her three boys. Now it seems her good luck could be about to vanish.

Nutrition
15 September 2009

Portraits Of Hunger: Shahida (Bangladesh)

In Bangladesh WFP is reaching barely 1 million people out of a target 5 million who cannot afford to buy the food they need for their families.
Nutrition
15 September 2009

Portraits Of Hunger: Francisca Casiano (Guatemala)

In Guatemala, WFP’s vital programme providing nutritious food supplements to 100,000 children and 50,000 pregnant and lactating women, is hanging by a thread.

Responding to Emergencies
15 September 2009

Portraits Of Hunger: Jennifer Kasani (Kenya)

In Kenya, where drought and high food prices have pushed almost 4 million into the hunger trap, WFP is preparing to reduce rations in October.
Nutrition
15 September 2009

Guatemala: Food Shortages Compound Malnutrition Problems

Guatemala has been hit by severe food shortages recently, worsening what were already dangerous levels of malnutrition. Fresh from a visit to the worst affected areas in the east of the country, WFP field monitor Lida Escobar describes what she saw.

Preventing Hunger
13 September 2009

WFP Pays Tribute To Father Of Green Revolution

Norman Ernest Borlaug, an American agronomist and humanitarian whose work on high-yield crops ensured millions of people escaped hunger, died on September 12. He was "our great champion in the battle against hunger," said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

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