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Fighting Hunger in 2010

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 27 Jan 2010

The Haitian capital Port au Prince seen from the sky two weeks after the earthquake. Most buildings are either destroyed or too damaged to be used, so most inhabitants sleep in the streets near their home or in makeshift camps.


Port-au-Prince, nutritious food distribution

A WFP distribution of special nutritious food to breast-feeding mothers and children under two. The children receive a peanut-based paste called 'Plumpy doz' while the mothers are given fortified flour and fortified cooking oil to take home. The distribution was implemented by AVSI, the Italian NGO, one of our many implementing partners on the ground.

Christina Aguilera, Ambassador Against Hunger

Singer Christina Aguilera, holding the iconic red cup symbolising WFP's school meals programmes, announces her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger.                                                    


Christina Aguilera in Haiti

One of Christina Aguilera's first actions as Ambassador Against Hunger is to travel to quake-stricken Haiti. Here she meets with children receiving WFP school meals.

Niger drought

The drought in the Sahel region of West Africa hit herders in Niger hard, decimating their livestock.

Niger drought, nutrition

These mothers and children in Niger receive nutritious food as part of a major WFP operation to respond to rising malnutrition.

Pakistan flood zone

The Pakistan flood zone as seen by  WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran from a helicopter during her visit to assess damage in late August.


Pakistan flood victims

Some 20 million people were affected by 2010's catastrophic flooding in Pakistan.

Punjab, Pakistan

At the height of the emergency WFP was providing food rations to 7.5 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan. This father and son were in the Punjab region on central Pakistan.


925 million

In 2010, the number of hungry people in the world dropped to 925 million, down from the record 1.02 billion in 2009.


1000 days

Former Senator George McGovern launches the '1000 days' initiative in New York on September as US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran look on.

School feeding in Cape Verde

Cape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Neves shakes hands with WFP Executive Director in Rome as the small Atlantic nation officially takes over responsibility for its national school meals programme, until then supported by WFP.

New FreeRice

The new Free Rice platform offers a social dimension to the viral online game which helps feed hungry children. Players now have many more ways to compete and show off their results.