Women: the Frontline Against Hunger
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2010 - a women queues for food at one of WFP's food distribution points.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2010 - a women carries a heavy bag of food on her head, from one of WFP food distribution points.
Eritrea, March 2003 - Women carry buckets of water from a waterhole near Kuluku, Eritrea. Some girls walk over an hour everyday to gather water.
Burundi, February 2009 - Farmers in their Maize field in Burundi.
Burundi, January 2006 - a woman hoisting a sack of rice weighing around 25kgs at a WFP food distribution in Burundi.
DR Congo, Baraka, South Kivu, July 2006 - Women at the transit center welcoming and providing for the needs of the newly repatriated Congolese, who have just arrived on WFP ( amongst others) supported ship from the Tanzanian refugee camps which have been their homes for some of them since 1998, food is prepared.
Rwanda, Nyaruguru district, February 2007 - Women at work planting Geraniums
Nablus, West bank, Dec 17, 2008 - women producing food for school meals.
Wajid, Somalia, March 2006 - Batura Abderahman with her daughter Seynap, 2. They are 'new arrivals' in Leheley IDP camp, home to thousands of 'drop-outs', semi-nomadic herdsmen who are leaving the bush to come and live in camps near villages as their livestock is decimated by a persistent drought, abandonning their traditional lifestyle.
Ethiopia, Dire Dawa, August 2006 - Following devastating floods in eastern Ethiopia, a female staff member undertaking a rapid assessment and registration of survivors to determine the immediate food needs of an estimated 10,000 people left homeless by flash floods.
Lao People's Democratic Republic, June 2007 - Villagers in Ban Pakeu, Mahaxai District.
Ethiopia, Awassa Region, September 2009 - Climate Change (MERET) Interventions. Women carrying grass grown in the MERET site that they will sell in the market to get a small income. Before the MERET intervention, there was no grass in the area.
Rwanda, Rovubu, February 2005 - Therése Nikuze in the swamps of Rovubu, Kigali-Ngali.
Bolivia, Oruro, January 2006 - women receive WFP food assistance to attend classes and learn how to read and write both in their native language and in Spanish. In Peru, WFP assists over 11 thousand women, in vulnerable communities, allowing them to learn new skills in order to take more control of their lives.
Ecuador, February 2003 - As well as providing vital nourishment, school meals act as a safety net for poor families and also help keep their children in school. Among the key beneficiaries are girls.
Women are the frontline against hunger. Not only do they cook food, in developing nations they produce 60 to 80% of the food and are often the sole breadwinners. Send a message of solidarity to these women who carry the burden of feeding their families - wfp.org/women