Refugees and IDPs
22 November 2011

The Zambian Government has maintained an open door policy to refugees from war-torn countries since the 1960s. Since then, the United Nations has provided legal protection, shelter and food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups, such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.        

School Meals
8 November 2011

Poverty not only restricts children’s physical and mental development, it also limits their ability to dream and imagine a better life for themselves.  WFP - through the daily hot meals provided by the Home Grown School Feeding Programme - is helping almost one million school children across Zambia. This regular and nutritous meal satisfies grumbling tummies while allowing children to focus on the essentials of learning.

P4P Stories from the field
7 October 2011

Through the Purchase for Progress scheme - or P4P, as it is known - WFP and its partners are helping to provide an alternative market for farmers and to transform the way they do business.

School Meals
28 June 2011

The recently launched Home Grown School Feeding programme is designed to bring benefits not just to school children but also to the wider community, particularly to small-scale farmers. The new programme will be implemented in 31 districts and aims to feed one million school-going children in 2011.

31 May 2011

Hundreds of people including school-going children and UN MDGs Ambassador Marsha Moyo joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its global partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM at the end of May to commemorate the annual “End Hunger: Walk the World” event to raise awareness about child hunger.

25 May 2011

In the lead-up to this year's Walk the World event, representatives from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Zambia and the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) visited community schools in Lusaka to raise awareness about nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet among schoolchildren.

25 February 2011

A national symposium entitled “Working Together – Strengthening Collaboration against Human Trafficking” was held in Lusaka in Febrary 2011. It was organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with Women in Law in Southern Africa and the UN Joint Programme against Human Trafficking.

23 February 2011

Activities aimed at mitigating malnutrition among children in Zambia are to be scaled up, following a national nutrition convention held in Livingstone in February. The convention was organized by the National Food and Nutrition Commission with input various players including the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

School Meals
10 January 2011

The Zambian Government's donation of 15,000 metric tonnes of maize to the School Meals programme run by the Ministry of Education and the World Food Programme should help meet the target of feeding 1 million children in 2011.

27 December 2010

The Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, visited the Kamwala Clinic in Lusaka in December to see nutrition and electronic food voucher programmes in operation. These are implemented by the United Nations through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and local NGOs.