Focus on Women Stories
I was part of a WFP mission visiting Batey Consuelo in La Romana province which is located in the East of the country conducting focus groups and imparting nutrition and healthy cooking workshops with the Food Security and Nutrition of Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic Project (PROSAN). The PROSAN-by its acronym in Spanish- targeted 3 provinces: Santo Domingo, San Pedro Macoris and La Romana that have a high incidence of the epidemic according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.
World Refugee Day (June 20) focuses attention on the millions of refugees around the globe who need humanitarian assistance as they wait and hope to return home. WFP food assistance – be it food vouchers or traditional food rations -- is a key part of the humanitarian support system for these families.
Women are often victims of hunger. They also have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten reasons why empowering women is such an important part of WFP’s work.
Nutritional assistance provided to people still struggling to rebuild their lives three years after the earthquake helps mothers raise healthy children.
A combined effort by health, water, sanitation and nutrition partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), to reduce alarming malnutrition rates amongst Sudanese refugees who have settled in Maban County of South Sudan, is beginning to yield fruit. Parents say they have seen dramatic improvements in their children’s health.