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School Meals
11 September 2012

Gul Seema, 13, wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Now that she is able to come to school, her natural intelligence is starting to shine through and a medical career seems entirely possible. She’s a classic example of how a school meals programme can unlock possibilities for poor children.


15 August 2012

After winning the 2012 WFP Merit Award for her work in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, Lourdes Ibarra recently started a new challenging job as the Head of WFP's Herat Area Office in Afghanistan. On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Lourdes talks about the difficulties and rewards of her career as a humanitarian worker. This article first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Purchase for Progress
27 July 2012

From the outside they look like seven ordinary white shipping containers. But step inside, and you discover a miniature biscuit factory that can be taken apart like pieces of Lego, shipped to Afghanistan, and then reassembled to produce high energy biscuits for hungry Afghan school children.


24 July 2012

A photo of a daring manoeuvre by a truck driver in Afghanistan recently became the most popular item ever posted by WFP on Facebook. Spokesperson Silke Buhr spoke to the man behind the camera and the man behind the wheel. See the post

Floods
24 July 2012

A flash flood in Kabul recently destroyed the homes of hundreds of families. WFP was quick to come to their aid.

Droughts
21 June 2012

An 84-year-old Afghan man reflects on hand-to-mouth existence and on the importance of being food secure.

Floods
21 June 2012

Facing a double whammy of natural disasters -- drought in 2011 and floods in 2012 -- in the northern region, Public Information Officer Assadullah Azhari explains what WFP is doing to help thousands of flood-affected communities in the country.

Focus on Women
21 May 2012

WFP food rations can be an incentive for families to send women on training courses, where they learn how to read and write as well as basic marketable crafts. Enjila Hashimi spoke to women on a course in Kabul to find out what difference such a food-for-training activity had made in their lives.

Focus on Women
10 May 2012

As many countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, Public Information Officer Silke Buhr reflects on some of the challenges faced by women in Afghanistan.

Logistics
2 May 2012

A convoy of WFP trucks braved mountain passes and precarious road conditions to deliver food to schools in remote villages in central Afghanistan that had been cut off during the harsh winter.