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Focus on Women
19 December 2014

Working Together to Build a More Resilient Future in Mali

In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.

12 December 2014

A new dawn for school feeding in Lesotho

.... As stakeholders show support for “Home-Grown” school feeding

Climate Change
12 December 2014

Ethiopian Farmer Finds Smart Way To Get Through Droughts

Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos.

Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2014

Philippines: WFP Ready To Respond To Typhoon Hagupit [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required.  The infographic below provides an overview of the situation: 

3 December 2014

WFP Assists 1,300 Families in Guatemala Thanks to the Republic of Korea

WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa.

School Meals
1 December 2014

Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals

Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves. 

Climate Change
28 November 2014

Three Things WFP will be doing at COP 20

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru, and WFP will be there.

25 November 2014

Ending Violence Against Women – A Crucial Step Towards Zero Hunger

“If we go into the bush to collect firewood, we risk getting robbed or raped – all sorts of things,” Maria Nabinto, a refugee in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), told the World Food Programme (WFP) earlier this year.

Nutrition
24 November 2014

Liberia: With Seven Dead, Ebola-hit Family Hopes Worst Is Over

The Stewart family, which lives in a village in central Liberia, lost seven of its members to Ebola in just nine weeks. The two remaining adults - two sisters - are hoping that the rest of their family will be spared. They, like other survivors across the country, are receiving WFP food assistance to help them through the crisis.

Nutrition
19 November 2014

India: Child Nutrition Improved Through Rice Fortification

WFP helps the government enhance school meals in the Indian State of Odisha with iron-fortified rice. The initiative has won the approval of Roopteshwar, a schoolboy in the Gajapati district of eastern India.

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