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.
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.
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 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
Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.
WFP is calling for a billion global citizens who have enough food to eat to take action to help feed the billion people on the planet who go to bed hungry each night.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended a commemoration ceremony at WFP headquarters on Monday to remember the five men and women who died last month in a bomb blast in Pakistan. He once again condemned the "senseless" attack.