Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Lesotho Country content en New Study Reveals Hunger Burden On Lesotho’s Economy http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-study-reveals-hunger-burden-lesothos-economy MASERU – Lesotho is losing 1.9 billion Maloti (US$200 million) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new, country-specific Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study released today. This amounts to more than 7 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The money is lost through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and lower productivity of the workforce. Lesotho Global Africa Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:30:05 +0000 WFP 650510 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Contributes US$5 Million To Help WFP Emergency Operations In Southern Africa http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-contributes-us5-million-help-wfp-emergency-operations-southern-africa JOHANNESBURG - The Government of Japan has announced a donation of US$5 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in southern Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people are currently facing food shortages due to drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition. Contributions to WFP Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Swaziland Africa Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:41:12 +0000 WFP 650180 at http://www.wfp.org Cash Relief Gives Hope To Thousands But Needs Are Huge In Drought-Hit Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/cash-relief-gives-hope-thousands-needs-are-huge-drought-hit-lesotho MASERU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is giving cash assistance to 21,000 vulnerable people in Lesotho’s two districts worst-affected by the El Niño-related drought. This is WFP’s first ever emergency cash relief operation in the Mountain Kingdom. Cash and Vouchers Lesotho Africa Cash and Vouchers Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:48:13 +0000 WFP 649372 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Cash Assists Thousands Hit By El Niño Drought In Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-cash-assists-thousands-hit-el-ni%C3%B1o-drought-lesotho Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected districts. Cash and Vouchers Lesotho Africa Droughts Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:36:54 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 649312 at http://www.wfp.org Relief Challenges As Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency http://www.wfp.org/stories/drought-plunge-lesotho-food-crisis WFP plans to strengthen collaboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho's worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by the El Niño weather phenomenon which has brought reduced rainfall to much of southern Africa.  Lesotho Africa Droughts Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:03:47 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 648732 at http://www.wfp.org El Niño Drought Projections Worry Lesotho Farmers http://www.wfp.org/stories/el-ni%C3%B1o-drought-projection-worries-farmers-lesotho After one poor agricultural season, farmers in Lesotho are now feeling the effects of theEl Niño weather event which means reduced rainfall - yet again - for most of southern Africa. In such circumstances, it is not easy to keep your hopes up... Climate Change Lesotho Africa Droughts Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:15:16 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 648352 at http://www.wfp.org A Way Out of Hunger in Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/stories/way-out-hunger-lesotho This is how one group of women facing hard times in the Mountain Kingdom got involved in a savings project and managed to boost their incomes. Focus on Women Lesotho Africa Livelihoods Focus on Women Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:13:14 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 648231 at http://www.wfp.org Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/stories/farmers-supported-wfp-defy-odds After the support they were receiving from WFP ended in November 2013, the farmers of Ha-Mohapi village defied the odds and worked to produce a flourishing fruit tree plantation. The proud farmers are today the envy of passers-by who stop to see how the trees have transformed a once barren area.   Lesotho Africa Food for Assets Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:45:18 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 646789 at http://www.wfp.org International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most http://www.wfp.org/stories/international-school-meals-day-when-two-meals-day-matter-most WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018. International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development.  Lesotho Global Africa Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:11:38 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 645422 at http://www.wfp.org This Is Why We Like School In Lesotho http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/why-we-school Lesotho's school feeding programme has come a long way. Over the last five decades, the Government of Lesotho and partners have come up with different innovations to make sure all children elligible for pre-primary and primary education remain in school. The provision of food in schools is arguably the best innovation in the education history of Lesotho. Education reforms have made primary education in public schools free and compulsory as well as improving the enrolment rate in many schools. But one of the main things keeping so many children in school seems to be food. Teachers have also commended on how school meals are making their work easier.       Lesotho Local School Meals Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:15:53 +0000 WFP 644794 at http://www.wfp.org