25 May 2009

Malnutrition: Kristof Hits The Nail On The Head

The head of WFP's nutrition policy unit praises New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for his perceptive and lucid article on malnutrition.
Students And Teachers
25 May 2009

WFP Reaches Out To Schools Via Web

Teachers and students are especially important to WFP because the more people learn about hunger, the more likely it is that the problem will be solved. That's why we're reaching out to schools with a new section of our website devoted exclusively to them. Take a look!
School Meals
22 May 2009

Campaign For Hungry Children Wins Formula One Spotlight

The Red Cup symbol of WFP's campaign to feed hungry school children around the world is winning wide visibility in the Formula 1 world thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Saudi auto distribution company ALJ and Toyota.
20 May 2009

Eastern Congo: Air Drops Begin After Rains Cut Off Hungry

WFP has started air dropping food into Dungu in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reach more than 130,000 displaced people and their host families who have been cut off by heavy seasonal rains.
Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2009

As Sri Lanka Conflict Ends, WFP Responds To IDP Challenge

WFP is boosting food stocks and supplying nutritionally-rich food for women and children in order to meet the needs of IDPs displaced in the final days of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war. UN Chief Visits Sri Lanka
Aid professionals
19 May 2009

WFP Co-hosts Civil-Military Pandemic Planning Conference

Senior military pandemic planners from around the world and their national civilian counterparts gathered at WFP's Rome headquarters on Monday for the opening of a week-long conference looking at ways to enhance collaboration and coordination.
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Weary IDPs Given Cooked Meals

While continuing to feed almost 200,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Sri Lanka, WFP has now started providing cooked meals to the thousands of Sri Lankans who are reaching the town of Omanthai from the conflict zone.
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 May 2009

Swaziland: WFP Supports Families Living With AIDS

Vusie Maphalala knows very well that without regular nutritious food people receiving treatment for AIDS cannot benefit from the drugs. Two years ago his wife died for this very reason. Vusie, who also has AIDS, receives food from WFP and so is able to support his family.

12 May 2009

Pakistan: WFP Reaches 650,000 As IDP Population Grows

WFP is now assisting 650,000 IDPs in Pakistan’s troubled border region with Afghanistan, including 200,000 who have arrived in recent days from Lower Dir, Swat and Buner districts
Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2009

Afghanistan: Thousands Of Flood Victims Receive Food

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to thousands of people in five provinces of Afghanistan in the wake of floods which have claimed scores of lives and caused widespread damage to infrastructure and farmland.


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