Food Security Analysis
3 January 2009

How Do You Measure Hunger?

There are no international standards for measuring hunger and even defining the term is fraught with difficulty. But for WFP these are crucial questions and over the years the agency has developed its own approach, as Caroline Chaumont explains.
24 December 2008

WFP Looks For New Route to Congo Refugees

A UN convoy loaded with humanitarian supplies staggered into the town of Dungu on Monday after an 11-day, 700-kilometre, churn through swampy mud into the strife-torn northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

23 December 2008

WFP to Assist 30,000 People Affected by Natural Disasters in Colombia

WFP has launched an emergency operation to assist 30,000 people in different parts of the country which have been badly affected by flooding and avalanches caused by the eruption of a volcano.

22 December 2008

WFP Food Reaches War-torn Corner of Eastern Congo

Dungu, DRC, 22 December 2008 - Life has improved in the town of Dungu, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, since WFP carried out a food distribution here in mid-December. Until then, Dungu was one of the war-ravaged corners of the country that simply had to fend for itself.

Students And Teachers
22 December 2008

English School Kids Treat Developing World Counterparts to Lunch

WFP has teamed up with schools in England, through a campaign called The Really Good School Dinner, to provide nutritious school meals for children in some of the world's poorest countries.

Students And Teachers
18 December 2008

Princeton Choirs Raise Funds for WFP in Africa

Eleven choirs in Princeton, New Jersey, have contributed music for a new Christmas CD to help support WFP school meals initiatives in Africa.

17 December 2008

WFP Calls For Human Rescue Package

From start to finish, 2008 was one of the most challenging in the World Food Programme’s history. The impact of high food prices, followed by the global financial downtown have placed extra strains on WFP’s work, and the lives of the almost 100 million people we aim to feed next year.
17 December 2008

VitaCereal Helps Boost Birthweight in Guatemala

Gregoria Sanchez, 20, stands waiting with her two children to receive her monthly ration of a fortified maize-soy meal called VitaCereal. Gregoria has come to this isolated distribution point, several miles walk from her home, because she knows this stuff makes a difference. She only has to look at her children.
16 December 2008

Men, Machetes and Micro-nutrients (Staff Profile)

Silvia Ponce didn't expect to be arguing with a dozen machete-wielding men just weeks after taking a job as a nutritionist with the World Food Programme in Guatemala. But all in all, it wasn't a bad experience, she says.

16 December 2008

WFP Helps Congo Refugee Town Cope

Goma, 16 December 2008 - Gety, a small town the Orientale Province, is bursting at the seams after becoming a refuge for thousands of people displaced by fighting between various militias in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


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