Focus on Women
3 March 2009

Two Afghan Women Get To Grips With Shop Signs

Maqbolah and Mojigul, two sisters living in an Afghan village, are eager to learn to read so that they can understand the signs in the shops and bazaar they go to. WFP is helping to make it happen, as Susannah Nicol reports.

First time here
3 March 2009

WFP Marathon Man Tergat Wins in Japan

Paul Tergat, who as a child ate free school lunches provided by WFP, has notched up another important marathon victory with a win at the 64th Lake Biwa Marathon in Japan.
3 March 2009

WFP Food Procurement Chief Praises India For 'Humanitarian Exception'

WFP was able to feed many more hungry people in 2008 thanks to India's willingness to sell rice to the organization at well below the market rate, says WFP's food procurement chief Nicole Menage.

Preventing Hunger
3 March 2009

Ethiopian Farmer Learns To Exploit Every Drop of Rain

Mulualem Tegegn bought a donkey last year - a proud achievement for this 58-year-old grandfather in the Amhara highlands of Ethiopia. WFP had a hand in making it happen.
Preventing Hunger
27 February 2009

Food Rations Ease Congolese Family's Homecoming

After months in a camp for displaced people, the Shamamba family is returning to the home that it was forced to abandon amid last autumn's upsurge in fighting. WFP food kept the family going in the camp and will help now that it's going home.

27 February 2009

Sea Route Opened To Reach Hungry in Sri Lanka

A new sea route to deliver WFP relief to people in Sri Lanka is helping efforts to reach hungry people displaced by the recent escalation of hostilities in the northern Vanni region.
For Individuals
27 February 2009

Walk the World: The Origins

Walk the World: The Back Story On 22 June 2003, over 4,500 TNT employees in ten Asian countries walked together in support of WFP’s work against child hunger.  The idea of walking together was inspired by the ...
27 February 2009

Malnutrition Stalks Kenyan Refugee Camps

Like almost all workers, staff in the hospital at Ifo refugee camp amid the semi-desert of northeastern Kenya have their good and their bad days. But in the fight against child malnutrition, they say the good outnumber the bad.

Preventing Hunger
25 February 2009

Zimbabwe: WFP Food Helps Cholera Patients Recover

Thousands of cholera patients and their caregivers in treatment centres across Zimbabwe are now benefiting from WFP food, which helps them fight the deadly disease.
Responding to Emergencies
24 February 2009

WFP in Zimbabwe - Facts & Figures

The food situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated more drastically than expected – due to worsening economic conditions, the cash crisis and also because the government did not import as much food as anticipated.


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