Sri Lanka http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Sri%20Lanka Country content en UN And Government Of Sri Lanka Launch Multi-Sector Initiative Against Undernutrition http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-and-government-sri-lanka-launch-multi-sector-initiative-against-undernutrition COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a joint project in support of Government policy to fight undernutrition in Sri Lanka. The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition through Multi-Sector Approach’ was launched on 18 March 2015 at the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine under the auspices of Honorable Dr. Rajith Senarathne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, D. M. R. B. Dissanayke, Secretary to the Ministry, Ismail Omer, Representative and Country Director of WFP Sri Lanka and representatives from FAO. Nutrition Sri Lanka Asia Nutrition Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:38:18 +0000 WFP 645797 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014 http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-faces-food-assistance-2014 From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals. Central African Republic Guatemala Iraq Philippines Sierra Leone South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Syria Africa Americas Asia Middle East Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Martin Penner 644615 at http://www.wfp.org Indian Ocean Tsunami: 10 Years On http://www.wfp.org/stories/tsunami-ten-years-after Ten years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP takes a look at some of the most courageous stories, photos and first-hand accounts of survivors and the impact that WFP’s response had on their lives. Indonesia Sri Lanka Asia Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:59:55 +0000 WFP 644597 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Logistics - Immediate Response To Tsunami In Sri Lanka http://www.wfp.org/stories/logistics-immediate-response-tsunami-sri-lanka On 26 December, 2004 Mohamed Haffee, the Logistics Assistant of WFP did not go to the beach as his 2-year-old son was sleeping. This remains a miracle in his life as the same day the tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Through WFP’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Emergency Operation and the hard work of the Logistics team led by Hafee, WFP Sri Lanka provided immediate relief to 910,000 people.  Sri Lanka Asia Emergencies Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:52 +0000 WFP 644547 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Assists Communities Affected By Drought In Sri Lanka http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-assists-communities-affected-drought-sri-lanka COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought. Sri Lanka Climate Change Droughts Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:16:02 +0000 WFP 643427 at http://www.wfp.org 'Zero Hunger: A World Without Hunger' Pictured By Child Artists http://www.wfp.org/stories/zero-hunger-world-without-hunger-pictured-child-artists-around-world Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in? Bangladesh Bhutan Cuba Ethiopia Guatemala Honduras Nepal Nicaragua Philippines Sri Lanka Tanzania, United Republic Of Global Africa Americas Asia Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:36:31 +0000 WFP 642974 at http://www.wfp.org 'Zero Hunger: A World Without Hunger' By Child Artists http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/zero-hunger-world-without-hunger-child-artists These are the winning drawings in an design competition involving hundreds of children who receive WFP school meals in countries around the world. The drawings will be used for WFP’s 2015 calendar and desk diary. Bangladesh Bhutan Cuba Ethiopia Honduras Nepal Philippines Sri Lanka Tanzania, United Republic Of Global Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:57:28 +0000 WFP 642930 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka Donates Rice To WFP Operations At Home And Abroad http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/sri-lanka-donates-rice-wfp-operations-home-and-abroad COLOMBO – The Government of Sri Lanka today delivered the first part of a donation of 50,000 metric tons of rice, valued at about US$22 million, to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for distribution to people in need in Sri Lanka and ten other countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Sri Lanka Asia Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:35:06 +0000 WFP 640617 at http://www.wfp.org GIZ And WFP Partner To Assist School Children In Northern Sri Lanka http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/giz-and-wfp-partner-assist-school-children-northern-sri-lanka COLOMBO – Nearly 170 schools in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Northern Sri Lanka have received new kitchen utensils, bowls and spoons from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to supplement the school meals programmes implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant of Sri Lankan Rupees 2.4 million (US$ 18,200) is part of GIZ’s efforts to help reintegrate internally displaced people in the Vanni Region, and will benefit more than 32,000 children. Sri Lanka Asia Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:23:01 +0000 WFP 484802 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 3! http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-asia-keys-solving-hunger-films-trivia-contest-3 There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play! Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction Preventing Hunger Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia India Indonesia Korea, Democratic Republic Lao Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Timor-Leste contest films hunger keys keys to solving hunger solve trivia Global Asia Climate Change Fri, 14 Jun 2013 03:44:46 +0000 WFP 461810 at http://www.wfp.org