Responding to Emergencies
21 October 2009

World Steps Up To Help Hungry In Philippines

WFP and the world's generosity is ensuring that the flood-hit Philippines is not alone as it works to help more than 7 million people get back on their feet after the devastation caused by recent storms.

Logistics
20 October 2009

Flood Stricken Philippines Braces For New Typhoon

As WFP and the government push ahead with relief operations to help flood-hit communities, the northern island of Luzon is waiting to see whether a new typhoon - dubbed Lupit - will hit later this week, disrupting operations and possibly increasing the need for emergency food assistance.

17 October 2009

Pakistan: Five Dedicated Humanitarians

The softly-spoken finance officer, the veteran ICT expert, the young staff assistant preparing training documents, the receptionist everyone loved for her smile and the meticulous finance assistant she was talking to -- these were the victims of the October 5 bomb at WFP HQ in Islamabad.

WFP Ambassadors
16 October 2009

Howard Buffett Publishes Portraits Of Human Fragility

"These portraits are the reason why we must not rest in the comfort of our freedom," said Bono after reading the poignant portraits in ‘Fragile: the Human Condition’, the new book by WFP’s Ambassador Against Hunger, Howard G Buffett.
Hunger Bytes
16 October 2009

Hunger bytes! Time to Bite Back

WFP is calling on students, aspiring film-makers and professionals to get creative about world hunger through hunger bytes!, its international video competition. "Creativity and philanthropy are a powerful combination," says WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Drew Barrymore.

Preventing Hunger
14 October 2009

Anti-Hunger Campaigners Pedal 1,000 km Through Asia

Undeterred by flooded roads, flat tyres and toothache, two 40-year-old WFP supporters from Switzerland recently completed a gruelling 1,056-km bicycle ride across Cambodia and Thailand to raise funds for WFP as part of YUM Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign.

14 October 2009

“Hunger? World Must Say Enough Is Enough”

Writer Roger Thurow, co-author of a new book looking at why hunger exists in an age of plenty, says ensuring everyone on earth has enough to eat is simply a question of political will. In this interview, he explains that the cost is actually quite small.
WFP Ambassadors
14 October 2009

Legendary Gymnast Is WFP's First Chinese Ambassador

WFP has celebrated 30 years of cooperation with China by appointing the legendary Olympic gymnast, Li Ning, its first ever Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
13 October 2009

Slain WFP Staff Honoured At Memorial Ceremony

Friends, colleagues and diplomats gathered on Tuesday to honour the World Food Programme staff members slain and injured in the suicide attack on the WFP headquarters in Islamabad on 5 October. Their work should not be dangerous, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Students And Teachers
13 October 2009

10 Things You Can Do To Fight Hunger

There are now a billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of humanity is suffering from hunger.

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