Hunger in the news

30 November 2010

ESICOJENI Foundation officially opened two school kitchens at Bambitje and Mahlabaneni primary schools on Friday. (..) The kitchen project in the two schools was implemented jointly with the World Food Programme (WFP). It is aimed at improving hygiene and food preparation conditions in schools benefitting from the national schools meals programme run by government.

13 October 2010

About a quarter of Swaziland's one million people require food assistance (..). The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Swaziland's Ministry of Agriculture and others have established pilot food for work programmes that could see wider application in other parts of the food insecure country. "WFP's main focus is on ensuring that social safety nets are incorporated as it gears itself towards providing hunger solutions to the government of Swaziland in line with the UN agency's global shift from food aid to food assistance," Sheila Sisulu, WFP's deputy director for Hunger Solutions, said on a recent visit to Swaziland.

17 September 2010

THE Regional Director for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, Mustapha Darboe, who arrived in the country last week to meet with relevant ministries, concluded his visit by touring WFP operations in the field.

17 August 2010

UNITED Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has donated pallets valued at over E45 000 (about US$6 000) to government to support ongoing food assistance programmes in the country.  The pallets, which are utilised in the storage of food commodities in warehouses, were donated to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) yesterday.

19 July 2010

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states have been challenged to implement effective agriculture policies that would aid in reducing poverty levels in the regional bloc. (..) Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini highlighted that in March this year, Swaziland joined the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAAPD), and is now collaborating with (..) the World Food Programme (WFP) (..).

9 June 2010

This Swaziland HIV clinic isn’t your typical doctor’s office. It’s located near a truck stop, and nurse Thabsile Sithole’s patients are truck drivers and the prostitutes they visit. (..)Sithole’s clinic operated by the Northstar Alliance, an unusual charity conceived by the World Food Programme. “AIDS was having a huge impact on the transportation business in Africa,” explains Luke Disney, the charity’s executive director.

8 March 2010

The myriad crises afflicting Swaziland can only be solved with a holistic approach, not a piecemeal one, the World Food Programme (WFP) deputy executive director, Sheila Sisulu, said during a recent tour of the country.

4 March 2010

Farmers have called for more government support and an involvement in the creation of policies and programmes designed to uplift the agricultural sector. (..) The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by the Prime Minister Dr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Director of World Food Programme (WFP) Sheilla Sisulu, Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini and high ranking officials from both the public and private sector.

2 March 2010

Sheila Sisulu, the South Africa-born World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director has thanked Swaziland for being there for many South Africans during the rough apartheid era. “Thank you Swaziland for being with us South Africans when it mattered most,” she said.

16 November 2009

Co-operating partners engaged in Disaster Relief Programmes representing the disaster Management Agency(NDMA), world Food Programmes, Cango and Non- Governmental Organisation engaged in food security, yesterday held a meeting at the WFP offices to discuss the on going and the planned food aid programs with special emphasis on strengthening co-ordination among all stakeholders.