Responding to Emergencies
17 February 2009

Kenya Grapples With Failed Maize Harvest

In the fields of Kenya's coastal southeastern region, withered, yellow-brown husks of maize are drying out in the sun instead of being harvested. The maize crop is pitiful.

Logistics
16 February 2009

Madagascar Hit by Political Violence and Cyclone

WFP in Madagascar has recently had to deal with a complicated political situation and a cyclone. In this short Q&A, WFP Country Director Krystyna Bednarska explains how WFP was affected by the first and how it is responding to the second.

Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2009

WFP Steps In As Fighting Displaces People In Pakistan

"As the fighting increased, we had no other option but to leave our home. Life is so difficult my children are traumatized; my wife and mother are scared."

Food Security Analysis
13 February 2009

World Bank Chief Sees Dangerous Year Ahead

The year ahead will be a “dangerous” one for the world’s poor and hungry, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told the World Food Programme’s executive board on Friday.
Logistics
11 February 2009

Hubs and Spokes, A New Answer To Ethiopia's Challenges

Thirty-two heavy trucks laden with wheat, oil and pulses are revving their engines as they prepare to roll out of the compound. On convoy days, the works starts early at WFP’s storage depot in Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia.

Food Security Analysis
11 February 2009

Kenya Hit By Drought, Food Prices and Grain Shortage

NAIROBI -- WFP assessment teams are fanning out across Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands in a bid to assess as accurately as possible how people are coping following the short rains at the end of last year – ...
Logistics
11 February 2009

WFP Reaches More Than 222,000 Hungry In Gaza

Since the hostilities erupted on 27 December, WFP has continued delivering food to the civilian population in Gaza, distributing two-month rations to more than 222,000 people.
Logistics
10 February 2009

First Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Operations

WFP Aviation is bringing together aviation safety experts and top humanitarian players in Abu Dhabi next week to discuss global aviation safety and security and to explore the future of humanitarian air operations.
9 February 2009

Hunger On The Agenda In Washington

The world’s growing hunger and nutrition needs are firmly on the new US administration’s agenda. Recent keynote speeches – including President Barack Obama’s inauguration address -- have spelled out the need to face up to the hunger challenge and the World Food Programme’s role in doing this is understood at the highest level.
Logistics
9 February 2009

WFP Truckers Helped By Grateful Afghan Villagers

The drivers of the WFP truck fleet are always a welcome sight for the people of Badakhshan, many of whom rely on WFP food to get them through the winter. But sometimes it's the truckers that need help from the villagers, as James Feeney, head of WFP's Faizabad sub-office, explains.

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