An attack on river boats carrying WFP food in southern Sudan has caused a serious setback to food distributions to displaced people in the region. WFP is now airlifting supplies to the affected region but Michelle Iseminger, in Juba, warns that this is only a temporary solution.
Cristiano Ronaldo, football's world player of the year in 2008, is about to leave British club Manchester United for Spain's Real Madrid, for a record fee of US$130 million. WFP's Greg Barrow reflects on what that figure means in hunger terms.
Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa face a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict and stubbornly high food costs. At the same time, the global financial crisis is threatening to exacerbate levels of hunger and desperation across the region.
Tens of thousands of people made a show of solidarity for the hungry poor on Sunday, participating in a global walk to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes. End Hunger: Walk the World events were held in 70 countries.
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
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.