17 November 2011
On day four of her trip through the Bamyan region of central Afghanistan, Silke meets a 40-year-old woman who missed out on her chance to learn to read and write when she was young, but is now determined to learn those skills. In the meantime, she's being helped by WFP food rations. Silke also takes a hike on one of the new tourist trails being built through the mountains, also with WFP's help.
16 November 2011
During Silke Buhr's third day in Afghanistan, she visits Bamyan Hospital and learns how important food assistance is for patients at the tuberculosis clinic. She also meets Khadeja, a woman who's found a new lease of life thanks to involvement in a plant nursery, which is indirectly helping to improve soil quality in the area.
15 November 2011
Silke's second day in the mountains of central of Afghanistan does not go as planned. After getting bumped off her helicopter flight to the Daykundi province, Silke visits a home for waiting mothers' to find that all of them have gone to have their babies. But she does get the chance to meet Dr Raihana, a courageous woman who's changing the world one healthy baby at a time.
14 November 2011
Silke had to write her first entry in the dark after the hotel generators shut down for the night. Power is in short supply in Bamyan, a town high up in the mountains of central Afghanistan where Silke begins her journey getting to know the people and terrain of this rugged part of the world.
10 November 2011
WFP is launching an emergency operation to respond to a drought in northern Afghanistan. Country Director Louis Imbleau explains the situation and WFP’s plans.
To see pictures from the drought-affected areas, click here.
26 October 2011
When Kiyoyuki Kobayashi joined WFP in 1990, little could he have imagined that his career with the organization would be inextricably tied up with the destiny of a group of Hino trucks. And yet, across two continents and more than two decades, he has been the godfather of the trucks that still today make up the backbone of WFP’s fleet in Afghanistan.
12 May 2011
From weathering mortar attacks in Somalia to navigating the conflict zone in Afghanistan, Mick Eccles' job training emergency radio operators is anything but boring. But there’s more than just radios to this bearded aid worker, whose casual manner and love of roses have won him friends around the world.
18 March 2011
Until now, Balqisa has rarely had the chance to choose what food she and her family would eat. They are too poor, so they ate whatever they could find. WFP food vouchers are giving her and other vulnerable Afghan families the ability to decide what to put on the table. Watch video
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.
- 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