26 May 2008

What high food prices mean for WFP

High food prices are affecting millions of people across the world - most of all those living on the edge of poverty and hunger. For WFP, as an organisation enirely dependent on voluntary contributions, the impact of rising food and fuel prices represents nothing less than a global emergency.

20 May 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 20 May 2008

Introduction Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies. Afghanistan • As part of the High Food Price Mitigation intervention programme, WFP has already distributed 10,500 mt of ...
19 May 2008

Myanmar: food distributions continue

More than two weeks have passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar. WFP continues to make progress and has now dispatched enough food to feed over 250,000 people in the affected areas.
19 May 2008

WFP food dispatches continue

More than two weeks have passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar. WFP continues to make progress and has now dispatched enough food to feed over 250,000 people in the affected areas.
14 May 2008

WFP dispatches more than 700 tons of food

WFP has dispatched more than 700 tons of rice, high-energy biscuits and beans to Myanmar’s cyclone-affected areas since the natural disaster struck on 2 and 3 May 2008.
13 May 2008

Food and the Myanmar crisis: Q&A with Martin Bloem, Chief of WFP's nutrition and HIV policy unit

Disasters such as the Myanmar cyclone can have a devastating effect on survivors who are already suffering from malnutrition. WFP nutritionist Martin Bloem tells web writer Michelle Hough how WFP invests in boosting people's nutritional status both before and after catastrophes strikes.
13 May 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 13 May 2008

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

WFP continues to reach the worst-affected parts of Myanmar

Weather forecasts for the Ayeyarwady delta continue to predict heavy rain over the next few days. However, WFP continues to reach the worst-affected parts of Myanmar, in particular, Yangon and the Ayeyarwady delta which were hit hard by Cyclone Nargis on 2 and 3 May 2008.
11 May 2008

Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis update

As the response to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar gathers momentum, WFP continues to distribute food deep in the worst affected parts of Ayeyarwady delta, reaching over 27,000 people by Saturday with crucial food supplies.
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10 May 2008

WFP helps Sudanese villagers with water supply

The lives of Marayam and other women in her village have improved enormously since WFP helped the villagers excavate a nearby “haffir” – a traditional hand-dug reservoir which collects rain and holds up to 12,000 cubic metres of clean water.

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