Preventing Hunger
20 January 2014

Twitter Chat On Private Sector's Role In Zero Hunger

WFP and two of its key private-sector partners, Unilever and DSM, are hosting a LIVE Twitter Chat from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm Central European Time. We will be answering your questions on Zero Hunger and how the private sector can help achieve it. Join the conversation at #ZeroHunger

20 January 2014

WFP In Davos - Why Zero Hunger Is Everyone’s Business

Global leaders gather this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues. WFP, attending for the tenth successive year, will be taking the opportunity to highlight how the private sector can help steer the world towards the objective of zero hunger, playing a key role in the global initiative known as the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 January 2014

Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis

While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work. 

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2014

In Central African Republic, WFP Distributions Bring Hope

Conflict in the Central African Republic has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. WFP is providing food assistance in the capital, Bangui, and in other areas of the country. Endoxie Yassibiri has sought refuge at the Bangui airport and is now receiving food from WFP. She is grateful for the assistance but dreams of returning home.

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2014

Central African Republic: 9 Hunger Facts

The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Amid ongoing insecurity, WFP is distributing food assistance to families in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in CAR.

Responding to Emergencies
14 January 2014

"It's About People": A Humanitarian Worker In Syria Reflects

Rasmus Egendal is WFP Syria Deputy Regional Emergency Coordinator. Here, he reflects on the enduring mission and values that motivate his humanitarian work.

For Companies
13 January 2014

Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief Has A Record-Breaking Year

With record-breaking donations and continued awareness-raising about global hunger, 2013 was a huge year for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign. The relief efforts and ongoing campaign raised US$37 million in cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.

Nutrition
3 January 2014

New Anti-Stunting Drive To Begin In Malawi

WFP is helping to build a more nutrition-secure Malawi through an innovative programme aimed at preventing stunting. Some 47 percent of Malawian children have stunted growth -- one of the highest rates in Africa. 

Responding to Emergencies
31 December 2013

In South Sudan, A Former Refugee Is Tired of Life In Camps

WFP is providing food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in South Sudan, with many seeking shelter in UN peacekeeping compounds. Bitiim is one of the internally displaced persons who received assistance from WFP. He says the camp he is staying in reminds him of his life as a refugee before South Sudan became independent, and all he wants now is peace so he can leave the camp in safety.

Preventing Hunger
30 December 2013

10 Hunger Facts For 2014

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here is our list of top 10 hunger facts that everyone ought to know going into 2014.

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