14 October 2009

“Hunger? World Must Say Enough Is Enough”

Writer Roger Thurow, co-author of a new book looking at why hunger exists in an age of plenty, says ensuring everyone on earth has enough to eat is simply a question of political will. In this interview, he explains that the cost is actually quite small.
WFP Ambassadors
14 October 2009

Legendary Gymnast Is WFP's First Chinese Ambassador

WFP has celebrated 30 years of cooperation with China by appointing the legendary Olympic gymnast, Li Ning, its first ever Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
13 October 2009

Slain WFP Staff Honoured At Memorial Ceremony

Friends, colleagues and diplomats gathered on Tuesday to honour the World Food Programme staff members slain and injured in the suicide attack on the WFP headquarters in Islamabad on 5 October. Their work should not be dangerous, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Students And Teachers
13 October 2009

10 Things You Can Do To Fight Hunger

There are now a billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of humanity is suffering from hunger.

Nutrition
9 October 2009

WFP Takes The Stage

Leading minds in nutrition and school feeding took center stage at WFP’s spotlight session to ask, "How do we ensure children's access to quality foods?" Social safety net programs are part of the answer.

Responding to Emergencies
8 October 2009

WFP High Nutrient Food Reaches Earthquake Survivors in Sumatra

Despite huge logistics challenges, WFP has started distributing food to people affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Sumatra last week.
Nutrition
7 October 2009

Two Worlds Join

WFP, today, is crossing paths with the international nutrition community that urgently needs to hear our voice, understand our challenges, and know our requirements.

Logistics
7 October 2009

Philippines: Choppers And Boats Brought In To Reach Hungry

In the face of mounting logistical challenges, WFP has brought in helicopters and inflatable boats to provide food assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of the two major tropical storms that recently ravaged the Philippines.
Nutrition
6 October 2009

Focusing On The 'How'

What makes you feel optimistic about the field of nutrition today? I asked this question to a few people today. Bea Rogers, Professor at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, leaned over to discuss her thoughts as we sat in a session on “building better nutrition programs”.

Focus on Women
6 October 2009

Senegal: "My Daughter's Becoming Lively Again"

Not too long ago Coumba Ba’s baby girl was getting weaker and weaker as diarrhoea and undernutrition sapped her energy. Nutritious food rations, supplied to her mother by WFP, appear to have put her back on course for a healthy, lively childhood.

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