Orbelina, a single mother in El Salvador, recently took her daughter out of school because she needed help earning enough money to put food on the table for the family. It's a common story among the poor in Central America.
To cope with the food crisis, poor families often buy less food and less nutritious food. A WFP study shows that this brings a major health risk for children.
With growing challenges hampering humanitarian operations in Somalia, WFP continues to find innovative ways to achieve its goals
Five months ago the son of a WFP food aid monitor was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Without any warning, on March 16, the boy hobbled onto the airstrip in Dungu where his father was working.
Pakistan, riven by political tensions in the last few days, has an ongoing need for food assistance which has deepened recently due to high food prices, conflict and natural disasters. In response, WFP is ramping up its programmes in 2009.
Polio and poverty meant Apollinaire Gahungu had a difficult start to life. But things began to look up when he was sent to the World Food Programme (WFP) supported school in Bujumbura, Burundi.