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.
Focus on Women
5 January 2009

Questions, Questions and More Questions

Lisa Biederlack, from WFP’s Food Security Analysis division, was recently in some of the remotest areas of Ghana to coordinate a survey about the population's access to food. In this article Lisa explains exactly what that involved.
School Meals
4 January 2009

"My Favourite Subject at School is Lunch"

Asked to name her favourite subject at school, seven-year-old Guivinciane Nguinghaza's response is worth a thousand words. "My favourite subject is corn meal," she whispers through the fingers of one hand, while the other holds on to her father Emmanuel.

Food Security Analysis
3 January 2009

How Do You Measure Hunger?

There are no international standards for measuring hunger and even defining the term is fraught with difficulty. But for WFP these are crucial questions and over the years the agency has developed its own approach, as Caroline Chaumont explains.
24 December 2008

WFP Looks For New Route to Congo Refugees

A UN convoy loaded with humanitarian supplies staggered into the town of Dungu on Monday after an 11-day, 700-kilometre, churn through swampy mud into the strife-torn northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

23 December 2008

WFP to Assist 30,000 People Affected by Natural Disasters in Colombia

WFP has launched an emergency operation to assist 30,000 people in different parts of the country which have been badly affected by flooding and avalanches caused by the eruption of a volcano.

22 December 2008

WFP Food Reaches War-torn Corner of Eastern Congo

Dungu, DRC, 22 December 2008 - Life has improved in the town of Dungu, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, since WFP carried out a food distribution here in mid-December. Until then, Dungu was one of the war-ravaged corners of the country that simply had to fend for itself.

Students And Teachers
22 December 2008

English School Kids Treat Developing World Counterparts to Lunch

WFP has teamed up with schools in England, through a campaign called The Really Good School Dinner, to provide nutritious school meals for children in some of the world's poorest countries.

Students And Teachers
18 December 2008

Princeton Choirs Raise Funds for WFP in Africa

Eleven choirs in Princeton, New Jersey, have contributed music for a new Christmas CD to help support WFP school meals initiatives in Africa.

17 December 2008

WFP Calls For Human Rescue Package

From start to finish, 2008 was one of the most challenging in the World Food Programme’s history. The impact of high food prices, followed by the global financial downtown have placed extra strains on WFP’s work, and the lives of the almost 100 million people we aim to feed next year.


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