20 October 2008

The Living Nightmare of Afgooye

It’s more than a misery mile, it’s a nightmare 30 kilometres. Scores of camps holding 400,000 people driven from Mogadishu by fighting line both sides of a crumbling road running south of the capital.

16 October 2008

WFP's World Food Day challenge to develop new nutritional foods

In the lead up to World Food Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) issued a challenge to its directors in more than 80 countries worldwide to develop new kinds of nutritional foods using local produce.
15 October 2008

A magical evening in Petra

As the sun set, the rocks of Petra turned from orange, to rose pink, then slowly to purple, and the Prague Philharmonia struck up with the overture of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, filling the natural theatre with sound.
15 October 2008

Hunger's Global Hotspots: 15 October 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
15 October 2008

World Food Day message from Josette Sheeran

At a time when the world's attention is consumed by the financial crisis, we are right to turn our attention today to another kind of crisis -- one that is a daily reality for families across the globe, says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
15 October 2008

World Food Day: 7 things to do

World Food Day is an opportunity to learn about global hunger and join in the fight against it! Here are some things you can do right now.

Hunger in the news
14 October 2008

World Hunger Relief Campaign

KFC and Pizza Hut have launched the World Hunger Relief Campaign jointly with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to raise wider awareness on hunger and support WFP to provide meals to children in schools, helping to ensure they complete basic education – one of the most critical steps necessary to overcome poverty and hunger.
14 October 2008

World Hunger Relief Campaign

WFP Representative in Bangladesh John Aylieff and Executive Director of Transcom Food Ltd. Akku Chowdhury inaugurated the month long programme today at KFC in Dhaka.
13 October 2008

Pavarotti Tribute concert raises funds for Afghanistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and WFP will use funds raised by the Pavarotti tribute charity concert on 11 and 12 October 2008 to help returnees in Afghanistan to rebuild their lives.

9 October 2008

Afghanistan: the Long Journey Home

Every day hundreds of Afghan families cross the border at Torkham, a dusty gateway that leads from the life of a refugee in Pakistan to a life of hope in Afghanistan. All they want is to go home.


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