Logistics
14 July 2009

The Nuts And Bolts Of WFP (Staff Profile)

New Zealander Alastair Cook has been a WFP logistics officer since 2004, facing many challenging situations, including the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. He says the toughest job he's faced so far was in Kenya, after the election violence had spread terror among WFP beneficiaries.

Responding to Emergencies
14 July 2009

WFP Reaches Hungry Across Somalia’s Frontlines

The flight of more than 200,000 people from Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu since May is the latest chapter in the crisis in the Horn of Africa. It underlines how WFP must operate on all sides of the country’s conflict to reach the powerless and hungry.

14 July 2009

Global Hunger - How School Meals Fit In

The number of hungry people in the world has risen above one billion for the first time ever, undermining the progress made in the past three decades. In this interview, the head of WFP’s Washington bureau, Allan Jury, outlines what can be done to reverse this trend and explains how school feeding fits into the comprehensive strategy.

Students And Teachers
14 July 2009

School Meals Feed Boy's Dream Of Being Lawyer

The school meals distributed at Jonas Oltimbau’s school on northern Tanzania are keeping alive his dreams of becoming a lawyer one day and playing a role in helping his nation move forward.

Students And Teachers
11 July 2009

Formula 1 Driver Auctions Helmet For WFP

German Formula 1 driver Timo Glock has put his racing helmet up for auction on eBay to raise funds for hungry school children. Bidding started during last week's German Grand Prix and closes at midnight on Saturday, July 18.

Responding to Emergencies
10 July 2009

G8 Leaders Step Up Fight Against Hunger

G8 leaders meeting in Italy have pledged to step up the fight against global hunger through a US$20 billion fund to help poor nations develop their agricultural sector.

10 July 2009

G8 Spouses Visit WFP To Learn About Hunger

Spouses of government leaders attending the G8 summit were at WFP’s Rome headquarters on Friday for an event highlighting the role of women in the fight against hunger and in promoting maternal and child health.
Food Security Analysis
9 July 2009

El Salvador: Hunger Closes In As Foreign Cash Dries Up

Norma López, 33, last sent money home to her mother in early 2008. That last ‘remittance’ was US$60 -- US$40 less than what she used to send. Amid the economic downturn in the United States, her housekeeping work was cut from six hours a day to two.

Focus on Women
3 July 2009

WFP Helps Reduce Impact Of Flooding

Asma recently took part in WFP food-for-training course on disaster preparedness, which helped her to assess and reduce disaster risks, as well as acquire skills that will enable her to generate her own income. Her house is now safe from floods and she can concentare on her new cow rearing business.
Students And Teachers
3 July 2009

"School Meals Make A Difference," Says Teacher

The principal of a primary school in Sierra Leone explains how WFP school meals have made a difference to her school. As the West African nation works to recover from a civil war, WFP is helping it build a better future by feeding kids in almost 1,000 schools.

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