A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

5 July 2005

Banishing the begging bowl

In an article first published in The Guardian of London, Nigerian President and chairperson of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Olusegan Obasanjo warns that ridding Africa of hunger is the key to long-term development.
5 July 2005

Creating agents of change: HIV / Aids education for WFP employees

Rome, July 2005 - On a sunny afternoon at the WFP headquarters in Rome, 20 WFP staff are standing in a neat row outside the building, each one holding a card inscribed with a terse statement of identity. "I am an uneducated driver," says one card. "I am a professional woman with many partners," says another. And a third: "I am an HIV-positive single mother." In response to a series of questions, some staff move a step forward while others stay behind.
4 July 2005


Ryda school in Uganda provides vocational training and accommodation for orphans and street children. With help from WFP, it has become an economically thriving success story. Lydia Wamala spent a day among the school's students, staff - and livestock!
4 July 2005

Making poverty history: tackling hunger

Banishing hunger must be a large part of making poverty history. One African in three is malnourished. Hunger in Africa, like elsewhere, is both a cause and an effect of poverty. There is saying in Africa: "When you take hunger out of poverty, poverty is halved."
28 June 2005

World's top athletes unite to support IAAF Stars Donation Fund

Montecarlo, June 28, 2005 - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with the support of three UN agencies - WFP, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNICEF - has launched a Charity Project entitled "Athletics for a Better World - The IAAF Stars' Donation Fund".
27 June 2005


Expectant women across the world are concerned about how their births will go. But the women of Badakshan, a rugged province in northeastern Afghanistan, have reasons to be genuinely afraid. Jackie Dent reports.
23 June 2005

Picture postcards drawn by children who receive WFP aid in West Africa feature in an exhibition at the British Museum

London, June 2005 - Picture postcards drawn by children who receive aid from WFP in West Africa featured prominently in displays mounted on the railings of the British Museum in London this weekend, as part of a BBC-sponsored festival.
22 June 2005


On 26 December 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed over the Maldives, sweeping away loved ones and livelihoods, homes and resources. Six months later, many people still have no proper housing, no income and no means of producing their own food. Nina Kolbjornsen tells one family's story.
22 June 2005

Six months after the tsunami, WFP shifts from rescue to recovery

Bangkok, 22 June 2005 - Having launched one of the most complex emergency operations in its history, during which it delivered food, medicine and even helped evacuate the injured, WFP has shifted focus to long-term recovery.
21 June 2005

Rebuilding after the Tsunami

Six months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP is making the transition from relief to longer-term recovery, focusing on how food aid can help communities not just rebuild but "build back better".


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