Responding to Emergencies
9 June 2009

Hunger Threat Widens, Deepens In Horn Of Africa

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa face a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict and stubbornly high food costs. At the same time, the global financial crisis is threatening to exacerbate levels of hunger and desperation across the region.

Focus on Women
8 June 2009

Swaziland: WFP Helps Remarkable Woman Care For Orphans

Sisana Mavimbela is a remarkable woman. A 49-year-old mother of eight and a grandmother of five, Sisana somehow finds the time – and energy – to help care for another 46 children in her community. WFP helps her do it.
Aid professionals
7 June 2009

WFP And Partners Stage Global March Against Hunger

Tens of thousands of people made a show of solidarity for the hungry poor on Sunday, participating in a global walk to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes. End Hunger: Walk the World events were held in 70 countries.

Aid professionals
7 June 2009

Global March Against Hunger Gets Under Way

In 70 countries around the world, people walked together on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the hungry poor. ‘End Hunger: Walk the World’ aims to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes.

Food Security Analysis
7 June 2009

World Leaders Brainstorm On How To Manage Grain Supply

Leaders from around the world met in St. Petersburg at the weekend to discuss ways to manage the supply of staple grains that feed the planet. It's a critical question for WFP, the world's largest distributor of food assistance. The outcome? Read Five Takeaways From St Petersburg

Responding to Emergencies
5 June 2009

Sri Lanka: "Easier To Reach The Hungry"

In recent days, it has become easier for WFP staff to monitor food distributions in the government-run camps housing people displaced by the last wave of fighting in Sri Lanka. Our country director, Adnan Khan, explains that WFP is now feeding 290,000 people in the camps.

Food For Assets
4 June 2009

Nepal: Life Is Sweet For Ex-Road Builder

Transport links in remote areas of Nepal are poor, making it hard for people to get their produce to market. A WFP project to build a road opened up new horizons for one construction worker turned entrepreneur.

Food Security Analysis
2 June 2009

Laos: Millennium Hunger Target Still Some Way Off

Laos is on track to meet targets on primary school enrolment and reducing child mortality, but stronger action is needed on reducing hunger, according to the latest Millennium Development Goals report on the Asian country.

Students And Teachers
2 June 2009

England’s Cricketers Go To Bat For The Hungry

The England cricket team is using the international Twenty/20 tournament in England this summer to raise awareness about hunger. It's the latest initiative in an ongoing 'Cricket Against Hunger' partnership with WFP. Watch video

Food For Assets
1 June 2009

Honduras: Cashews Create Stable Income For Poor Communities

The arid land of southern Honduras is far from ideal for growing food. But in one province, a government reforestation project, supported by WFP, has enabled around 3,000 families to make a stable living out of cashew cultivation.

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