7 November 2012
Like many others in Lesotho, the farmers of the country's southern highlands are reeling from two consecutive crop failures. WFP is among the UN agencies helping them meet their immediate food needs...while also working to finding longer-term solutions to their problems which many associate with climate change.
28 September 2012
In the face of a food crisis in the mountain kingdom, the international humanitarian community has launched an appeal for more than US $38 million to assist the most vulnerable as well as to provide longer-term assistance to some 275,000 people.
11 July 2012
A community gargen helps improve the food security of a village in Lesotho.
29 February 2012
There are more than a quarter million people living with HIV in Lesotho. In four of the country's districts, WFP is supporting some of the most vulnerable HIV+ people with nutritional services to counter high levels of malnutrition and anaemia.
6 July 2011
When she was a child, Lesotho’s education minister was herself a beneficiary of the school meals programme at her local school. Now that she’s part of her country’s government, she’s doing all she can to ensure that kids in her country get the same advantage.
27 June 2011
Children living among the remote hills and valleys of Lesotho have a lot to contend with apart from a long walk to school. So a warm meal once they get there makes a real difference.
13 March 2009
Thirty million people assisted, 30 years of cooperation, US$30 million in donations - a photo exhibition held in Beijing offered a graphic chronicle of WFP's collaboration with the Chinese government in the fight against hunger and poverty.
13 December 2008
Three years ago, Ntsonyama Sekoai finally summoned up the courage to take an HIV test. For months he had been feeling sick and losing weight.
Too weak to work, all he could do was watch as his family grew ever more impoverished and desperate.
12 December 2007
Nicole Menage, chief of WFP’s food procurement service, talks to web writer Michelle Hough about a little-known fact: WFP bought over three-quarters of its food in 2006 in developing countries.
10 December 2007
Despite the worst drought in 30 years, farmers in Lesotho have produced enough food to feed themselves and their families, and sell what's left over to WFP. Richard Lee visited a group of farmers who are looking forward to a brighter future thanks to WFP purchasing their food.
- Aid Worker Diaries - Lesotho: “We saw incredible joy when CARE provided help” Source: Reuters Alertnet
- Over 3.5 million people in drought-hit areas of Africa to receive food relief from UN Source: UN News Centre
- Food Security Goes From Bad To Worse Source: IRIN
- LESOTHO: Weather extremes threaten food security Source: IRIN
- LESOTHO: Better coordination could save lives of mothers Source: IRIN
- 10 April 2013 Improved Nutrition for Pre-School Children in Lesotho
- 28 February 2013 Food For Work Brings Hope in Lesotho Village
- 30 November 2012 South Africa Crisis (For The Media)