ED - J.Sheeran
29 November 2009

Sharing The Privilege Of Abundance

This article, written jointly by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran and Arianna Huffington on the occasion of US Thanksgiving celebrations, appeared in the Huffington Post on 26 November 2009. Go to HuffPost
A Billion for a Billion
27 November 2009

Three Gift Ideas For Holiday Season 2009

WFP has three ideas for anyone in search of original gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Each of these will help to feed the world’s hungry – something that the receiver of the gift is sure to appreciate.

Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2009

El Salvador: WFP Sustains Families Hit By Hurricane Ida

Estela Nuñez, who lost 15 family members in the storms and floods which swept El Salvador in the wake of Hurricane Ida, is among the thousands of people who are benefitting from WFP emergency food assistance as they start to rebuild their lives.
Focus on Women
25 November 2009

Afghanistan: Abused Wife Gains Respect Through Food Aid

Frustrated by their poverty and the lack of food for the family, Jamila's husband used to beat her. But the violence subsided after she enrolled in a WFP-supported training project which eased the food problem and also taught her a trade.

Responding to Emergencies
25 November 2009

“We’re In An Era Of Food Insecurity”

With absolute numbers of hungry pushing past a billion for the first time, the global food and financial crises have ushered in an era of unprecedented food insecurity, the head of the World Food Programme warned this week in Washington.

Aid professionals
24 November 2009

School Meals Effective But Lack Support, Report Shows

As governments grapple with fallout from the global economic crisis, a new report from WFP and the World Bank shows that school meals and similar programmes are vital to keeping children in school, improving their learning and health, and promoting food security.
WFP Ambassadors
23 November 2009

Former President Fills The Cup In Kenyan Village

A champion of the fight against hunger, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, has just visited a remote Kenyan village to see how school meals are helping to secure an education for children from even the poorest families.

Responding to Emergencies
23 November 2009

Philippines: WFP Rice Helps Mother Steer Through Crisis

After Typhoon Ketsana dumped the heaviest rain in decades on Manila, wrecking her home, Joralyn Castillo and her family were in danger of sliding into hunger and destitution. Emergency rice rations from WFP are helping make sure that doesn’t happen.

Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2009

Spain Doubles Aid To Help Ease Hunger Crisis In Horn

Spain is doubling its 2009 contribution to WFP to support the agency’s efforts to provide urgent food assistance to 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, where erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices have produced a prolonged hunger crisis.

A Billion for a Billion
18 November 2009

London Students Take Action To Fight Hunger

A group of students at the London School of Economics went out onto the streets recently to engage passersby in debate about world hunger and to collect funds for WFP’s work feeding hungry school children. Their message? Ending hunger is within reach. Watch video


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