10 July 2006

The dam builders: bringing water and life to sizzling Mauritania

Under the relentless West African sun, villagers join forces to dig a dam using their bare hands. Marcus Prior reports on how a WFP food-for-work project helps Mauritanians harness one of their most precious resources.

6 July 2006

New nutrition map highlights Indonesia hunger hotspots

A new "nutrition map" for Indonesia identifies local areas in the archipelago where hunger and malnutrition pose the most serious problems.
3 July 2006

Paul Tergat: school meals help guarantee success

Paul Tergat, the world-record holding marathon runner from Kenya, is the star of this year’s Japan Advertising Council campaign which starts rolling out next month all over the country.
29 June 2006

HIV/AIDS and hunger in Southern Africa

HIV/AIDS is aggravating chronic hunger in southern Africa and despite better harvests across the region, more than three million people will remain short of basic food supplies through to December.
27 June 2006

Saving former child soldiers from Afghan terror groups

Former child soliders in Afghanistan are being called to lay down their arms ....and take up sewing. Richard Lee reports on a WFP and UNICEF-led project which teaches young men the trade of tailoring to keep them away from violence and on track for a brighter and more prosperous future.

26 June 2006

Record-breaking swim for Indonesia quake effort

Dodging stinging jellyfish and tackling choppy seas, marathon swimmer Monte Monfore has set a new world record off the coast of Central Java to highlight WFP’s efforts to help last month’s earthquake survivors.
22 June 2006

Egyptian footballer Aboutrika plays against hunger

Egyptian soccer player, Mohamed Aboutrika is to use his celebrity status to help WFP in its fight against child hunger, the agency has announced.
21 June 2006

An SOS phone text from a disaster zone

The mobile phone bleeped twice in the London offices of WFP and shuddered briefly. A cancelled meeting? A free mobile upgrade? No. This time, an appeal, direct from a disaster zone in the Horn of Africa.
20 June 2006

Palestinians reach out for a lifeline

Ahmad and many children like him who can be seen rummaging through garbage cans in Gaza, are part of a serious humanitarian crisis unfolding in the occupied Palestinian territory. Mia Turner tells us about the gravity of the situation.

16 June 2006

Lithuania makes first WFP donation for Indonesia quake

The Government of Lithuania has made its first ever donation to WFP, providing US$37,000 in response to the massive earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Java last month.


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