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.
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.
Bill Clinton, UN Chief See Food Reach Hungry
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
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.