Food For Assets
25 January 2009

Building Livelihoods By Soothing Toothache

WFP is helping poor communities in northern Nepal to cultivate precious medicinal plants which, as well as soothing fevers and toothaches, can become a source of income. Laura Melo explains.

Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2009

The Rubble That Was Gaza

Christine van Nieuwenhuyse, WFP Country Director for the occupied Palestinian territories, travelled to Gaza with a joint UN preliminary assessment mission. This is her account of what she saw.
Food Security Analysis
22 January 2009

The Feeding of the Nine Billion: Global Food Security for the 21st Century

“There is a real risk of a ‘food crunch’ at some point in the future, which would fall particularly hard on import-dependent countries and on poor people everywhere.” -- Alex Evans, Center on International Cooperation
Purchase for Progress
21 January 2009

WFP Helps Connect Farmers in Mozambique to Markets

"Now that I have a secure buyer, I will grow a lot more beans,” says one farmer who is benefitting from WFP's innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.

Preventing Hunger
19 January 2009

Yes He Can Tackle Hunger!

Hunger and the global food crisis are but among hundreds – maybe thousands – of policy initiatives competing for time and space on the Obama agenda today. They deserve to make the cut, says Nancy Roman.
Responding to Emergencies
17 January 2009

WFP Food Lifeline Reaches Hungry in Gaza

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced on Saturday that Operation Lifeline Gaza, a campaign launched one week ago at Egypt's border with Gaza to raise awareness and resources for the victims of the ...
16 January 2009

Tracking WFP Planes, 24/7, Across the Globe

How do you track planes in an area of the world where there is no air traffic control? How do you make sure that, in case of an accident, search and rescue efforts know exactly what to do?
14 January 2009

On the Road in Ethiopia (Staff profile)

Wuditu Assefa spends much of her time travelling, talking to WFP partners and beneficiaries. She is a Field Monitor, based in Dessie in the north of Ethiopia. As she explains here, one of the things she monitors is the MERET project to reduce vulnerability to drought.

13 January 2009

A Child Soldier Goes to School

Amani was kidnapped when he was 11 and for the next two years he was a child soldier, shooting his rifle in whatever direction he was told to. Now, at a WFP-supported centre in Goma, he is learning to be a normal adolescent.
6 January 2009

WFP Builds Up Food Stocks in Gaza Strip

WFP moved 11 truckloads of food into Gaza on Monday as part of efforts to respond to the growing humanitarian needs.


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