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Rio+20
31 May 2012

Building Resilience In Burkina Faso [Photo Gallery]

This year, 18 million people will be affected by the unfolding hunger crisis in Sahel, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

ED - E.Cousin
28 May 2012

ED In Japan: "We Will Work Every Day To Earn Your Trust"

World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met today with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, welcoming the nation's continued commitment to support WFP, even amidst fiscal difficulties.

Purchase for Progress
27 May 2012

In Kenya: Buying Locally, Helping Small-Scale Farmers Grow

In Kenya, Purchase for Progress began as a pilot project in 2009. WFP aims to work with approximately 10,000 farmers by the end of 2013.
 

25 May 2012

WFP Hosts A Hangout From The Sahel

Join WFP’s Denise Brown on the front lines of the Sahel Crisis for a Google+ Hangout with CNN Anchor Jim Clancy and a group of journalists, bloggers and supporters from around the world. This unique event will be broadcast live on Youtube Wednesday 30 May at 12:00pm LA / 3:00pm NYC / 8:00pm London.

Nutrition
23 May 2012

In Uganda, Creating a Home Away From Home

Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is forcing thousands of people to leave their homes behind. The World Food Programme is mobilizing resources to provide life-saving assistance.

Responding to Emergencies
23 May 2012

WFP Races To Assist Refugees From Mali

WFP has launched an emergency operation to deliver life-saving food assistance to thousands of people fleeing conflict in Mali. As refugees stream into areas already strained by drought in the Sahel, it's imperative to reach them with assistance in time for the summer Hunger Season.

Cash and Vouchers
23 May 2012

Cash In Kenya Help Create Food Security

WFP is working with communities on a variety of asset-creation projects - rainwater harvesting for human and livestock use, soil and water conservation, rehabilitation of degraded land and the production of drought-tolerant crops. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food sufficiency.

Corporate Publication
23 May 2012

WFP Helps Families After Harsh Winter in Tajikistan

Nazri Azizova is sitting on the floor of her small house in southern Tajikistan where a WFP staff member has just brought a small miracle into her life...read the story to know what is that miracle.

Focus on Women
21 May 2012

Footballs and Literacy Change Lives for Afghan Women

WFP food rations can be an incentive for families to send women on training courses, where they learn how to read and write as well as basic marketable crafts. Enjila Hashimi spoke to women on a course in Kabul to find out what difference such a food-for-training activity had made in their lives.

18 May 2012

Hunger Price Tags

It doesn’t take a lot of money to make a big difference in the fight against hunger. For the price of things we buy every day, you could feed a classroom full of children or a family of refugees. Here are a few examples to show how little it costs to change lives and build futures.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide