The World Food Program’s (WPG’s) video game Food Force invites children, and people of all ages, to complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP in its emergency responses both to the tsunami and other hunger crises around the world.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on September 24th unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to help poor farmers across the developing world significantly increase their incomes.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gradually shifting from emergency assistance to Food for Work projects this year for thousands of nomadic herders to lessen the impact of recurrent droughts while improving the nutritional status of the most vulnerable in this country near the tip of the Horn of Africa.
As Europe's largest games industry event gets underway in Sweden, “Food Force,” the world's first humanitarian video game for children, is celebrating the launch of three new language versions, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced.
Fresh from the global success of the world’s first humanitarian video game designed to arouse children’s interests in the challenges of fighting hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on June 8th the launch of a blog, an interactive internet chat site, that allows youngsters to talk directly to aid workers on the battle’s frontlines.
Twelve months after its launch, the world’s first humanitarian video game about hunger is being celebrated as an unprecedented success story.
WFP has announced the launch of the 2005 national deworming campaign. The government campaign, which aims to improve the health and intellectual development of six million children across Afghanistan, is also being supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Drought and the worst invasion of crop-devouring locusts in 5 years have compounded an already fragile food situation in Niger, threatening up to 3.5 million people, more than a third of the total population.
Japan declared it would double its aid to Africa in the next three years as well as increase the volume of its official development assistance (ODA) by US$ 10 billion in aggregate over the next five years.
As the international humanitarian response to Niger’s severe hunger crisis gathers pace, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that a series of airlifts will deliver life-saving emergency rations to feed 80,000 victims of the country’s intensifying emergency.