Transport links in remote areas of Nepal are poor, making it hard for people to get their produce to market. A WFP project to build a road opened up new horizons for one construction worker turned entrepreneur.
Laos is on track to meet targets on primary school enrolment and reducing child mortality, but stronger action is needed on reducing hunger, according to the latest Millennium Development Goals report on the Asian country.
The England cricket team is using the international Twenty/20 tournament in England this summer to raise awareness about hunger. It's the latest initiative in an ongoing 'Cricket Against Hunger' partnership with WFP. Watch video
The arid land of southern Honduras is far from ideal for growing food. But in one province, a government reforestation project, supported by WFP, has enabled around 3,000 families to make a stable living out of cashew cultivation.
The launch of a school feeding programme in a poor district of Western Nepal has successfully channeled nutritious food to families struggling with high food prices while at the same time raised the number of students -- especially girls – getting primary education.
WFP food assistance is helping make sure that displaced children like Shahzad can lead dignified lives until the time comes when they can go back to their lives and homes.
Nick Kristof writes compellingly in the NY Times that children suffering from malnutrition "don't cry. They don't smile. They don't move. They don't show a flicker of pain or interest." In his insightful piece, Nick has drawn some of the same conclusions that we have drawn here at WFP -- that it is critical to provide sound nutrition as we reach hungry people around the world.
A new school feeding programme in the Pool province of the Republic of Congo is enough to persuade many poor parents to send their children to school.