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.

Students And Teachers
29 May 2009

School Meals Give Boost To Poor Nepal Community

The launch of a school feeding programme in a poor district of Western Nepal has successfully channeled nutritious food to families struggling with high food prices while at the same time raised the number of students -- especially girls – getting primary education.

Responding to Emergencies
29 May 2009

Pakistan: Displaced Boy Would Prefer To Be In Class

WFP food assistance is helping make sure that displaced children like Shahzad can lead dignified lives until the time comes when they can go back to their lives and homes.

28 May 2009

Malnutrition, Food Assistance And The Economic Crisis (Interview With Nick Kristof)

Nick Kristof writes compellingly in the NY Times that children suffering from malnutrition "don't cry. They don't smile. They don't move. They don't show a flicker of pain or interest." In his insightful piece, Nick has drawn some of the same conclusions that we have drawn here at WFP -- that it is critical to provide sound nutrition as we reach hungry people around the world.

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