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How to feed 90 million people

Every year, WFP feeds around 90 million people all over the world. But how do we do it? WORLDFOODPROGRAM

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Give a man a fish?

WORLDFOODPROGRAM You’ve probably heard the old adage about “giving a man a fish”. It’s better to teach him to fish, right? Well, sort of. Helping people who “need fish” in real life is a little more complicated than that. This … Continue reading

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The Peanut Solution

Like most tales of great invention, the story of Plumpy’nut begins with a eureka moment, in this case involving a French doctor and a jar of Nutella, and proceeds through the stages of rejection, acceptance, evangelization and mass production. The … Continue reading

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Pakistan flood victims need dignity as much as aid

The man stood so close to  me that I could feel the heat of his face. Each word he spit out rapid fire, his thoughts disjointed by rage. Every word follows the first so quickly I have trouble understanding him. That he … Continue reading

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Pakistan: An Urgent Call for Aid

The magnitude of Pakistan’s current tragedy is almost more than the mind can take in. A fifth of the country flooded by torrential monsoon rains. Fifteen million to 20 million people driven from their homes or otherwise affected. Six million … Continue reading

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Seeds of a self-sustaining future

Ten months ago the land around Kadabade, was barren and stony. The deep red soil gave life to very little. But a local group, supported by the Swiss charity Heks and its larger, better known partner, Christian Aid thought this was … Continue reading

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Desperate situation in Swat Valley

Thousands of people in northwestern Pakistan are fleeing their homes after the country’s worst floods in history washed away many towns and villages. Officials say 3.2 million people have been affected by the floods and more than 1,500 have died in the … Continue reading

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Niger’s markets are full yet famine shadows the dusty roads

Expensive imports and aid remain out of reach for 12 million people facing country’s worst food crisis in years The billboard propped up at the side of the dusty road offers what the land it stands on cannot provide : a … Continue reading

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Haitians cry: Show me the money

On any given day in Port au Prince you’ll see lots of international aid workers whizzing around the city in big SUVs. In the evenings, groups of foreign workers often gather in the city’s bars and restaurants to relax after work. Haitians … Continue reading

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Let’s have a deeper discussion on aid

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, sums up four days of intense discussion on aid versus trade on the closing day of TEDGlobal 2007, and shares a personal story explaining her own commitment to this cause.

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