Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2009

Philippines: WFP To Reach 1 Million People In Flood Zones

Over the coming month, WFP aims to provide food assistance to 1 million people affected by the severe flooding that Ketsana and other tropical storms have caused in Manila and neighbouring areas of the Philippines over the last week.

5 October 2009

Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Five people working for WFP were killed in what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the WFP offices in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Monday. A number of injured are being treated in hospital.
Responding to Emergencies
3 October 2009

Laos: Food Aid Rushed To Families Hit By Typhoon

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to families in southern Laos where Typhoon Ketsana – the same one that hit the Philippines on September 26 - has caused more severe floods, this time affecting some 250,000 people.
Preventing Hunger
2 October 2009

Singer Sounds The Alarm On Hunger

Iranian-born singer Loulou Ghelichkhani, vocalist with Washington DC band Thievery Corporation, believes musicians have a unique opportunity to raise awareness about hunger. She says Thievery’s partnership with WFP is one of the reasons she’s in the band.
1 October 2009

WFP Ready For Hurricanes

Two thirds of the way through the 2009 hurricane season, Haiti has yet to be hit by a major storm – a phenomenon for which international aid agencies, government officials and the people of this Caribbean nation are grateful. But in case the luck should not hold, WFP is ready.
Preventing Hunger
29 September 2009

New Partnership Helps Combat Growing Hunger In Africa

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.

Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2009

WFP Straight Into Action In Flood-Hit Philippines

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.

Purchase for Progress
28 September 2009

Smallholder Farmers Begin To Connect With Markets

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.

25 September 2009

Multinationals Join Forces To Fight Hunger

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.

School Meals
24 September 2009

Bob Dylan Partners With WFP To Feed Hungry School Kids

Royalties from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album 'Christmas in the Heart' will be donated to WFP. The gift, which comes as a growing hunger crisis threatens millions of people worldwide, will provide half a million school meals to hungry kids in developing countries.


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