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Desert, swamp or jungle,
to get food to the hungry,
WORLD FOOD BANK's
logistics team has to negotiate
some of the toughest terrain
on the planet.
In 2011, WFP aims to reach more
than 90 million beneficiaries in
To achieve this goal, WFP will
rely on its impressive logistics
areas needing food are not
by road, rail or river, other methods
are brought into play.
An emergency may
require a cargo drop from aircraft or a helicopter airlift,
but there are other
options too. Locally engaged
porters, as well as teams of elephants,
yak, donkeys and camels are also
used when necessary.
The World Bank has been involved
recovery and reconstruction
for more than 25 years, with a trend
toward increasing lending for
risk reduction and mitigation,
mainly by integrating risk
reduction into investment programs.
Natural disaster assistance
accounted for 9.4 percent
of total World Bank commitments
between 1984 and 2005.
This share has been increasing
steadily over the years. In the last
four fiscal years
alone, the Bank has approved
for more than 215 disaster-related
projects, including non-lending
PARTNERS IN HEALTH
At its root, our mission is both
medical and moral. It is based
on solidarity, rather than charity alone.
We are part of the Global Movement
for Children – a broad coalition
dedicated to improving the life
of every child. Through
this movement, and events such as
the United Nations Special Session
on Children, we encourage young
people to speak out and participate
in the decisions that affect their lives.
We are active in more
than 190 countries and territories
through country programs
and National Committees.
We are UNICEF, the
United Nations Children’s Fund.
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