23 July 2009

Nicaragua: WFP Takes To River To Reach Remotest Hunger Spots

Nicaragua’s Coco River is a lifeline for the impoverished Miskito Indians who live along its shores – and the only way WFP can deliver food aid to a population still recovering from the deadly 2007 Hurricane Felix.
20 July 2009

New WFP Information System Brings Greater Accountability

WFP has just rolled out a new global information system designed to bring the agency big advantages in governance and accountability. By improving our ability to measure performance in all areas of our work, we are better able to report results to our stakeholders.

Students And Teachers
20 July 2009

Fight Against Hunger Gets New Champion

Ghana’s former president John Kufuor is to lead WFP’s effort to fight hunger among schoolchildren around the world. He joins an elite team of celebrities, sportsmen and statesmen who advocate on behalf of the world’s poorest and hungriest people.

School Meals
20 July 2009

Meal And A Bag Of Maize Draw Malawi Girls To School

Once left behind to work in homes or fields, girls now flock to school in Malawi. All it took was a free meal – and a 12.5 kilogramme bag of maize.

Students And Teachers
17 July 2009

School Breakfast Keeps Ambitions High In Malawi

A daily bowl of corn-soya porridge is enough to keep September Mzondi in school in central Malawi – and to feed his ambition to travel the world as a pilot.

Responding to Emergencies
16 July 2009

Pakistan: With Food For Family, Mother Ready For Journey Home

Zeenat is going home. After three months in a camp for displaced people, she and her family are returning to the town they fled amid the recent upsurge in fighting in northern Pakistan. They don’t know what they will find. But whatever it is, WFP food rations will help them face it and begin again.

Focus on Women
15 July 2009

WFP's Sheila Sisulu Highlights Twin-Track Approach To Hunger

The US$20 billion pledged for food security by G8 leaders last week should be used for urgent hunger needs as well as for agricultural development, WFP Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu said Wednesday in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm El Sheikh.

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.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide