Aid professionals
12 March 2009

Prices Still High For World's Poor, WFP Tells UK Parliament

Food prices are down from the record highs of 2008 but they are still out of reach for most in the developing world, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran told British parliamentarians this week.

Focus on Women
10 March 2009


Bill Clinton, UN Chief See Food Reach Hungry

Dossier: Food out of reach
10 March 2009

"WFP Is The World's Insurance Programme Against Hunger"

The tough economic climate should not mean food assistance programmes get cut, said Oxford University Professor Paul Collier as he and other experts met in London to debate the future of international development. Listen to radio interview

9 March 2009

Haiti: 6 Months After Hurricanes, WFP Remains a Lifeline

Hundreds of families on Gonaives, on Haiti's west coast, lost everything when a series of hurricanes hit Haiti last September. As they rebuild their lives, many rely on feeding centres that use WFP food.

First time here
8 March 2009

Birthday Boy Zane Feeds 1,000 Hungry Children

After stumbling upon while surfing the web, a British schoolboy has decided to give up birthday presents this year to help feed the world's hungry.
Climate Change
7 March 2009

Bangladeshi Woman Builds New Life On Higher Ground

Julekha, 36, can build a more secure life for her family now that she has raised her house out of the reach of floodwaters. She learned how to do this through an 'emergency resiliency' course run by the government and WFP.

6 March 2009

Early Warning System Saves Lives In Central America

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, droughts… nothing anyone can do will prevent them. But a lot can be done to reduce their impact – especially if there’s an early warning.

Responding to Emergencies
5 March 2009

Almost 6 Million Sudanese Await WFP Support in 2009

Sudan is one of WFP’s largest humanitarian operations in the world. In 2009, we aim to provide food assistance to 5.9 million people in the country, around 15 percent of the population. Read WFP news update

5 March 2009

WFP Does What Little It Can For North Koreans

As we scale back our food assistance programme to North Koreans, WFP is allocating the limited food stocks available to some of the most vulnerable regions and beneficiary groups.
Focus on Women
5 March 2009

Women Shoulder Heaviest Burden in Global Food Crisis

Throughout the developing world the global food crisis has made women’s role as chief food provider even more difficult. As WFP delivers food to nearly 100 million people in 77 countries, we try to lighten that burden when we can with an eye toward gender equality.


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