The Millennium Villages project, which aims to demonstrate that the Millennium Development Goals can be met with the right interventions, will work closely with WFP in Africa to show that decisive cuts in hunger and undernutrition are well within reach.
WFP is supporting government relief efforts in the Philippines after a deadly tropical storm slammed into the country over the weekend, causing severe flooding in urban areas and leaving tens of thousands of families needing food assistance.
In the first year of an exciting initiative funded mainly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, 42,000 smallholder farmers all over the world have been involved in selling food to WFP through the 'Purchase For Progress' pilot programme.
WFP has launched a groundbreaking programme which harnesses the power of leading multinational companies and focuses it on the job of ending hunger and malnutrition among children in the developing world.
Wanting to see the impact of hunger with her own eyes, the Grammy award-winning artist recently traveled to Guatemala and met some of the beneficiaries of WFP's nutrition programmes there. For Aguilera, it was an unforgettable experience.
Private sector contributions have benefitted WFP operations in 56 countries so far this year. Despite the strain of the global financial crisis, we are working with more than 100 private sector partners – including companies, foundations and individuals.
For Samya Begum, hunger is never far away. She lives in a part of Bangladesh that is prone to flooding and a heavy monsoon can be the difference between having food and not having it. She is an example of why climate is a hunger issue and why climate change will produce more hunger.