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27 May 2015

Picture It: Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilities in Mali

Every year, the World Food Programme organises a drawing contest in each of the countries where it has a school feeding programme.  This year, the topic was "Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilties," aiming to show how good nutrition can pave the way for a better future. This year, WFP Mali held the competition only in the Mopti region in order to provide better support for the participating schools.

27 May 2015

The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger

According to the latest editon of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 – SOFI), the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine. Here are five things to remember:

School Meals
26 May 2015

The Central African Republic: Going Beyond Providing Food As Part Of Our School Meal Programme

Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.​

25 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Mauritania

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mauritania. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

25 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake One Month On

The World Food Programme's (WFP) response to the Nepal earthquake that struck the nation one month ago today has been to reach survivors in high-altitude areas that are hard to access. In the month since, WFP has distributed food to more than 1.7 million people in the worst-affected areas.

 

Logistics
21 May 2015

Heads Up! Vegetable Oil Falls from the Sky in South Sudan

GANYIEL – The villagers in Ganyiel, a small village surrounded by swampland in southern Unity State of South Sudan, have become accustomed to seeing planes airdrop bags of cereal and pulses but seeing vegetable oil falling from the sky was something new. This happened in May when the  World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil.

19 May 2015

Nepal’s Operation Mountain Express

A team of elite mountain climbers is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) reach earthquake survivors in some of Nepal’s toughest mountain terrain, areas that helicopters and trucks can’t reach.

18 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Madagascar

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in MadagascarPlease help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

18 May 2015

WFP's Food for Work Helps Restore Schools in Sierra Leone

After eight months of closed doors in Sierra Leone, schools began to reopen across the country in mid-April. To ensure that children were able to return to clean and safe classrooms, thousands of volunteers embarked on a massive school cleaning exercise, reaching about 8,000 schools across the country. Their reward? Much needed food. All thanks to WFP's Food for Work proramme. 

School Meals
18 May 2015

Introducing Yoghurt Into WFP's School Meals In Burkina Faso

In May, the World Food Programme began distributing yoghurt as part of its school feeding programme in Dori, the capital of Burkina Faso's Sahel region - a region with the lowest school enrolment rates and highest malnutrition rates in the country. The initiative will benefit nearly 200,000 students across 12 schools, and it's a first not only in Burkina Faso, but across the West Africa region.

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