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School Meals
7 August 2013

The Story of Hadiatou Diallo

Hadiatou Diallo, who received both WFP school meals and take-home rations during her education, was one of the top performing girls in the primary school leaving exam in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso.

School Meals
7 August 2013

WFP Awards Top-performing Girls in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region

WFP provides take-home rations of maize and sorghum to 11,000 primary school girls in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso to keep them in school. This year, nine girls were recognized by the local Government for having the highest marks in the region.

Nutrition
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Launches Blanket Feeding

As the lean season begins in Burkina Faso, WFP launches malnutrition prevention activities.

Cash and Vouchers
6 August 2013

WFP Provides Food Voucher Assistance To Newly Displaced People In North Kordofan

Only two weeks after people in South Kordofan fled violence to villages in North Kordofan, WFP reached around 33,000 displaced people with food vouchers. WFP and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society distributed the vouchers in 35 locations in three localities.

Contributions to WFP
2 August 2013

From Mont Blanc To The Table: Making Iftar A Reality

For many, the holy month of Ramadan is a time to help less fortunate brothers and sisters, a time of reaching out – the perfect time for Sadaqah. There are numerous ways for doing this, some choose to donate to their favorite charity; others volunteer time and talent to help those in need.

Here in Dubai, we meet one such individual who has decided to test her limits in order to help #BreakTheirFast and make iftar a reality for the hungry.

1 August 2013

Palestine: Salt Of The Earth

The only Palestinian salt producer on the shores of the Dead Sea produces 100 tons of salt per month for WFP operations, providing food assistance in Gaza and on the West Bank, and also valuable investment in an area where the economy is struggling.

Food For Assets
31 July 2013

Somali Community Invests In Its Future

For villagers in the Abudwaq district of central Somalia, getting enough water has always been a challenge. After facing a devastating drought, the townspeople found a way to solve that problem, and built themselves a better future, with WFP's support.

Preventing Hunger
30 July 2013

A Canadian Humanitarian In Ethiopia (Staff Interview)

With an education in International Humanitarian Action and background experience working for NGOs, Canadian Brett Hanley was well positioned to take on the challenge of working for WFP's offices in Ethiopia. It’s a long way from her roots in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. We asked Brett about her life and work with WFP.

Purchase for Progress
25 July 2013

El Salvador: Smallholder Farmers to Report Prices From Smartphones

WFP has recently piloted a new price monitoring system in El Salvador. Selected P4P-supported farmers have been provided with smartphones and technical training on how to report updates on their crop sales and current farm-gate prices. This innovative system also allows smallholder farmers to benefit from the data when taking marketing decisions.

School Meals
25 July 2013

"How I Escaped Poverty And Hunger"

Despite growing up in abject poverty in a drought-prone region of eastern Kenya, 25-year-old Peter Mumo has managed to get an education, go to university and land a job with good prospects. He believes the meals he received from WFP in the 1990s played a critical role in his academic success.