Toyota Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, whose car bears the red cup symbol of WFP's Fill the Cup campaign, has helped raise almost US$13,000 (€9,117) for programmes to provide free school meals to hungry children around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.