Eighteen months ago Juan Coj Soc’s son left his poverty-stricken community in Guatemala and found work in California. For a time he sent money home regularly and all seemed well. Then the economic crisis started to bite...
The high-profile hijacking of US ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates has thrown a spotlight onto the fragile food lifeline supporting WFP’s operations to feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa.
Despite the growing insecurity in Afghanistan, WFP is pushing ahead with operations that aim to feed 8.8 million people in the country in 2009.
Flora Mloli is 26 and a tiny wisp of a woman. Her two-year-old daughter Neema clings to her, as if her life depended on it. And perhaps it does – Neema grabs for her mother’s breast every few seconds.
So where are we in the fight against global hunger now that the London G-20 summit is over? Pretty much where we were the day before it started, says Nancy Roman.