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.
Responding to Emergencies
11 September 2009

Drought-Stricken Kenyans Struggle For One Meal A Day

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, crops have failed and people are lucky if they eat even one meal a day. Many now face a choice between migrating to urban slums in search of food and work or staying put and breaking stones to earn enough to survive.

Responding to Emergencies
8 September 2009

Food Rations Delivered To West African Flood Victims

WFP has started distributing vital food rations to the victims of widespread flooding across West Africa, launching emergency operations in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania for thousands of people in the worst affected areas.
Food Security Analysis
7 September 2009

Financial Crisis Eases But Leaves Hunger Legacy

A year after the start of a crisis that rocked the global financial system, there are signs in the developed world that the economy is recovering. But elsewhere the crisis has left a "hunger legacy" which will not go away any time soon.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
7 September 2009

Food Rations Start To Dry Up In Southern Africa

Food assistance enables millions of people in southern Africa to cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS, high food prices and natural disasters. But with WFP facing an unprecedented budget shortfall, many risk losing this critical support.

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