Sri Lanka http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Sri%20Lanka Country content en 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 WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 2! http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-asia-keys-solving-hunger-films-trivia-contest-2 There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play! 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 Tue, 21 May 2013 08:05:25 +0000 WFP 437442 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka: Little Things Do Make A Big Difference http://www.wfp.org/stories/spplementary-feeding-porgramme-sri-lanka Providing food assistance does not simply equate to giving aid. As we learn from this young mom, receiving assistance can be a means of returning to self-sufficiency. Focus on Women Nutrition Sri Lanka sri lanka supplementary feeding Local Asia Focus on Women Nutrition Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:49:50 +0000 Diluka Piyasena 404762 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka: Little Things Do Make A Big Difference http://www.wfp.org/stories/spplementary-feeding-porgramme-sri-lanka Providing food assistance does not simply equate to giving aid. As we learn from this young mom, receiving assistance can be a means of returning to self-sufficiency. Focus on Women Nutrition Sri Lanka sri lanka supplementary feeding Local Asia Focus on Women Nutrition Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:49:50 +0000 Diluka Piyasena 404762 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest! http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-asia-keys-solving-hunger-films-trivia-contest There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play! Climate Change Nutrition Preventing Hunger Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia India Indonesia Korea, Democratic Republic Lao Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Timor-Leste Asia contest film hunger keys keys to solving hunger solve solving trivia Global Asia Climate Change Nutrition Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:15:10 +0000 WFP 404383 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka: Back-to-back disasters compound north’s difficulties http://www.wfp.org/content/sri-lanka-back-back-disasters-compound-north%E2%80%99s-difficulties Floods in the past two months following a long drought have left Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces reeling, with tens of thousands of people displaced, thousands of houses damaged or destroyed, and stretches of agricultural land devastated. Hunger in the news Sri Lanka hunger in the news Asia IRIN Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:56:00 +0000 WFP 370205 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka: WFP eyes cash/voucher expansion http://www.wfp.org/content/sri-lanka-wfp-eyes-cashvoucher-expansion The World Food Programme (WFP) hopes to expand its ongoing cash/voucher (C/V) programme across northern Sri Lanka, allowing thousands of recent returnees to diversify their diets. “More than 15,000 men, women and children have so far benefited from the programme in Jaffna,” Mads Lofvall, WFP acting country representative, told IRIN. “With the expansion we hope to reach more than the currently planned beneficiary caseload - 45,000 over the next two years.” Hunger in the news Sri Lanka hunger in the news IRIN Middle East Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:39:41 +0000 WFP 367236 at http://www.wfp.org Sri Lanka Drought: Difficult Times In The North And The East http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/sri-lanka-drought-difficult-times-north-and-east Drought has ravished parts of the island, and the rice paddy harvest has all but failed. On average, those farmers who have been able to cultivate are facing a 20-30 percent reduction in their yields. In some pocket areas, the loss could be as high as 80 percent. Sri Lanka Climate Change Droughts Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:17:08 +0000 WFP 328448 at http://www.wfp.org