23 February 2009

Should Hunger Be High On The G8/G20 Agenda?

The world's economic woes will dominate the agenda in coming months and will take centre stage at the G8 summit in July. But what of hunger? Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and Barack Obama advisor Martin Feldstein give their views.
Responding to Emergencies
23 February 2009

Oscar-winning Penn Advocates Against Hunger

Sean Penn, who has just won the ‘best actor’ Oscar for his portrayal of slain San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, is a leading supporter of WFP’s fight against hunger.
Preventing Hunger
21 February 2009

How To Escape the Global Food Crunch

The world's economic woes and the global food crunch were high on the agenda at an international conference organized by Italy's Aspen Institute in Rome this weekend.
Food For Assets
20 February 2009

Five Days That Changed Abebe's World

When drought gripped much of southern Ethiopia recently, farmers across the region lost their crops in parched fields and millions were pushed to the brink of starvation. But as the rains failed, some farmers managed to escape the worst that nature could throw of them.

Aid professionals
19 February 2009

A WFP driver in Eastern Congo

Ennock Bigumba is a driver for WFP in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He also works as a translator for WFP’s international staff on the ground. Caroline Hurford traveled with him on a recent mission for WFP.
Cash and Vouchers
18 February 2009

Food Vouchers - WFP Fighting Urban Hunger

When shops and markets are full of produce, but prices are still too high for the poor, sometimes it makes more sense to give people vouchers than bags of food.

17 February 2009

Getting Food To Gaza

When WFP launched its emergency operation for Gaza recently, setting up food flows was no easy task. As Ekram El-Huni explains, the El Arish warehouse in Egypt was a crucial part of the logistics operation.
Dossier: Food out of reach
17 February 2009

Breaking Stones For Food

Lazuwa Nyamawi is 14 years old. After school, she spends hours chipping away at large stones with a heavy hammer. The stones break slowly into smaller pieces.  Since their crops failed, Lazuwa’s ...
Responding to Emergencies
17 February 2009

Kenya Grapples With Failed Maize Harvest

In the fields of Kenya's coastal southeastern region, withered, yellow-brown husks of maize are drying out in the sun instead of being harvested. The maize crop is pitiful.

16 February 2009

Madagascar Hit by Political Violence and Cyclone

WFP in Madagascar has recently had to deal with a complicated political situation and a cyclone. In this short Q&A, WFP Country Director Krystyna Bednarska explains how WFP was affected by the first and how it is responding to the second.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide