24 March 2009

Economic Crisis Forces Families To Choose Food Or School

Orbelina, a single mother in El Salvador, recently took her daughter out of school because she needed help earning enough money to put food on the table for the family. It's a common story among the poor in Central America.

24 March 2009

How The Food And Economic Crises Are Hitting Central America

To cope with the food crisis, poor families often buy less food and less nutritious food. A WFP study shows that this brings a major health risk for children.

24 March 2009

WFP Logistics in Somalia 2009

With growing challenges hampering humanitarian operations in Somalia, WFP continues to find innovative ways to achieve its goals

19 March 2009

Kenyan Girl, 13, Leaves Fields, Returns To School

In Kenya, many children are facing a choice: go to school – or work to feed themselves and their families. WFP’s new school feeding programmes mean that some youngsters no longer need to miss out on an education in order to eat.
Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2009

WFP Responds to Kenyan Food Crisis

NAIROBI – WFP is responding to the food crisis in Kenya by scaling up operations in order to be able to feed 3.5 million people hit by drought and high food prices. Read news release “Kenyans already struggling ...
Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2009

Eastern Congo: Kidnapped Boy Returns From Slavery

Five months ago the son of a WFP food aid monitor was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Without any warning, on March 16, the boy hobbled onto the airstrip in Dungu where his father was working.

17 March 2009

Stop The Economic Crisis From Becoming A Human Crisis

Preoccupied by the economic crisis, policy makers are warning that hunger is slipping down their list of priorities. But the stumbling world economy is the very reason they should accelerate funding for food security, says Nancy Roman. >>Global Food Crisis - In Depth
Responding to Emergencies
16 March 2009

WFP Ramps Up Assistance to Hungry in Pakistan

Pakistan, riven by political tensions in the last few days, has an ongoing need for food assistance which has deepened recently due to high food prices, conflict and natural disasters. In response, WFP is ramping up its programmes in 2009.

Preventing Hunger
13 March 2009

Exhibition Chronicles China and WFP Fighting Hunger

Thirty million people assisted, 30 years of cooperation, US$30 million in donations - a photo exhibition held in Beijing offered a graphic chronicle of WFP's collaboration with the Chinese government in the fight against hunger and poverty.
12 March 2009

"Food Assistance Helped Me Become a Journalist"

Polio and poverty meant Apollinaire Gahungu had a difficult start to life. But things began to look up when he was sent to the World Food Programme (WFP) supported school in Bujumbura, Burundi.


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