11 March 2011
For years, the people of Dega Payan had to travel five hours on foot or by donkey to get to the nearest medical clinic. There was no road leading to their remote village in Badakhshan province, so traveling by car was impossible. Now, thanks to a WFP-sponsored food-for-work project, things are different.
20 January 2011
Not all pilots would relish the idea of landing a plane on Faizabad’s perforated metal runway high in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, and even the bravest might think twice about taking off in high winds ahead of an approaching sandstorm in Kandahar.
5 November 2010
New possibilities are opening up for women in Afghanistan as they start to take a bigger part in the country’s economic life. Challiss McDonough, a WFP staffer in Kabul, tells WFP.org how watching this transformation has helped to offset the challenges she’s faced as a woman working there. Watch video
2 November 2010
Once the site of WFP’s largest operation, China is now the world’s second largest economy with much to teach the world about beating hunger. During her recent trip to Asia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran visited China’s biggest commodities exchange to learn how activity there impacts the world’s hungry.
27 July 2010
30 April 2010
25 November 2009
Frustrated by their poverty and the lack of food for the family, Jamila's husband used to beat her. But the violence subsided after she enrolled in a WFP-supported training project which eased the food problem and also taught her a trade.
20 August 2009
Afghans working to build a better future for their country face a difficult and dangerous task. But for this World Food Programme staff member in Kabul, the risks are worth it. His name is being withheld for security reasons.
5 August 2009
Rahmatullah Mowahid is a young and enthusiastic WFP field monitor working in Afghanistan. Despite all the challenges faced by people, he believes that changes are taking place and the future will be better…
4 August 2009
Poised on the edge of Bamyan town’s imposing rock formation, Dara Azhdar is no ordinary Afghan community. Not only is its only Shura, or local council, a women’s Shura, but these women have launched a tree planting project, aimed to improve their community and the environment, with help from the World Food Programme.
- Harsh winter takes toll on Afghan war displaced Source: Reuters Alertnet
- UN environmental agency to help Afghanistan combat effects of climate change Source: UN News Centre
- More than Lego: WFP's Factory-in-a-box Source: Devex
- The challenge of getting food to Afghan schoolchildren Source: The Examiner
- What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan Source: Care2.com
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