25 March 2012
In addition to providing air support to more than 160 aid and donor agencies in Afghanistan, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is working with aviation staff on recommended international standards.
14 March 2012
A factory in Kabul has begun producing fortified cookies for WFP school meal programmes in Afghanistan.
13 February 2012
In northern Afghanistan, WFP is distributing food to people who lost their harvest last year due to drought.
19 November 2011
On the final day of Silke's trip to central Afghanistan, she meets three women, each of whom impress her with their determination to improve their own lives, and those of their families and their community. One of them is thrilled at simply having a job in a government office. As a child the idea of working outside her home had seemed impossible.
18 November 2011
With her jeep sliding around in mud, Silke enters the Yakawlang district of Bamyan, where she finds out how a village can be rain-soaked and severely drought-affected at the same time. Talking to the men of the village she also finds out how they are planning to deal with the coming food shortages and what long-term effects that could have on the community.
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.
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- 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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