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Preventing Hunger
6 July 2011

"I'm A Product Of School Meals," Lesotho Minister Says

When she was a child, Lesotho’s education minister was herself a beneficiary of the school meals programme at her local school. Now that she’s part of her country’s government,  she’s doing all she can to ensure that kids in her country get the same advantage.

Responding to Emergencies
5 July 2011

Ferry Service Brings Aid Workers And Food To Besieged Libyan City

WFP has begun ferrying aid workers to the besieged Libyan city of Misrata. The first ship set sail from Benghazi in early July bearing a cargo of humanitarian personnel as well as several hundred tons of food. This marks an important step forward for the aid effort in Misrata, which has been cut off from the rest of the country by road.

4 July 2011

Malnutrition In DPR Korea Takes Toll On Children

Child malnutrition is on the rise in the Democratic Popular Republic of Korea in the wake of serious food shortages. Cereal rations in much of the country have fallen to a quarter of their normal levels. In paediatric wards around the country, food provided by WFP is helping malnourished children rebuild their strength.

Focus on Women
4 July 2011

Côte d'Ivoire: Displaced Families Still Too Scared To Return Home

Four months after civil war broke out in the Ivory Coast, many displaced families remain far from home, either unable to return to their villages or too worried to do so. Some of them - including many traumatised women and children - are living in encampments outside Abidjan, where they are being supported by WFP food assistance.

Responding to Emergencies
29 June 2011

Hunger Looms Amid Drought In Horn Of Africa

Around 9 million people in the Horn of Africa need humanitarian assistance as severe drought combines with high food prices and conflict to push the poorest and weakest close to the edge of survival. WFP aims to reach two thirds of these with food assistance.

School Meals
29 June 2011

DPR Korea: Orphan Hyon-Gil Stays Healthy Thanks To WFP Support

Hyon-Gil is an orphan who is a boarder at a school in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). He is one of 3.5 million people targeted by WFP under the current emergency operation to address food shortages in the country.

ED - J.Sheeran
29 June 2011

New Hunger Tweet Champions Announced

Hi all you wonderful HungerTweeters! The challenge this month was to to develop a #HungerTweet answering the question: How can social media help end hunger. We received many excellent submissions, with @Stopxtrempovrty again a powerhouse of the most submissions!

School Meals
29 June 2011

Videoclip: Kenyan Teacher Inspired By School Meals

Meet Milicent. She has come back to the same school she attended as a child to teach children who are getting an education with the help of WFP school meals. Just like she did.

WFP Ambassadors
28 June 2011

Amadou And Mariam Aim To Be ‘Flag-Bearers’ For Hungry Poor

African pop duo Amadou and Mariam, who launched their new single Labendela in Rome on Monday, say their new role as Ambassadors Against Hunger for the EU allows them to be “flag-bearers” for the fight against hunger and poverty in countries such as their native Mali.

WFP Ambassadors
27 June 2011

Malian Pop Duo Amadou & Mariam Launch Single To Fight Hunger

World music stars Amadou & Mariam are the latest celebrity voices to join the fight against global hunger as the new WFP Ambassadors Against Hunger for the European Union. To raise hunger awareness, Amadou & Mariam have dedicated this song to the global hunger challenge.


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