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Purchase for Progress
4 July 2015

Tradition meets innovation in farmer field days

The theme for International Day of Cooperatives – celebrated this year on Saturday 4 July – is ’Equality’. WFP is marking the day by reaffirming its commitment to empowering women through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in Malawi.

Nutrition
3 July 2015

Supporting Access To Food And Good Nutrition

As one of the 38 countries to achieve anti-hunger targets for 2015, Peru has a lot to celebrate. In fact, the country has managed to reduce its number of hungry people by half in the last 15 years.

Logistics
3 July 2015

From Port to Plate: The Critical Role Of Mersin, Turkey And WFP Logistics In The Syria Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) Staffer Victoria Clasen pens a guided tour of the enormous logistical effort behind the food assistance WFP provides to displaced communities inside Syria. Starting from a warehouse belonging to one of Turkey’s major food producers in Mersin, to the trucks and ships crossing borders to bring food to Syria, Clasen paints a vivid picture that culminates in WFP’s ultimate objective: food for conflict-affected families inside Syria.

2 July 2015

FAQs on Food Quality and Safety in Nepal

We know you may have questions about our emergency operations in Nepal. Here are some answers to questions raised on social media recently.

2 July 2015

VoucherChef: Tebbuli

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

1 July 2015

Refugees In Kenya’s Dadaab Camp Find Life A Daily Struggle

In mid-June, a shortage of funds forced WFP to reduce the size of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent; while the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact become greater without new contributions to prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.

1 July 2015

Syrian Refugee Mother In Lebanon Loses Hope

One hand clutched onto the curtain, the other protecting her head, she crouched next to the sofa in her living room trying to protect herself from the rubble falling around her. This is how Fatmeh spent her final moments in Idlib, a city in the northeastern Syria afflicted by the ongoing war. She now lives in a modest tented settlement in Mount Lebanon with her husband and two children. 

Food For Assets
30 June 2015

Building Resilience As Well As Roads In South Sudan

AWEIL –In many parts of South Sudan the rains are a curse as much as a blessing.  Heavy rain often leads to flooding which damages crops or washes them away entirely, leaving people even more vulnerable to food insecurity.  The World Food Programme (WFP) through its Food Assistance For Asset-creation (FFA) activities helps communities to strengthen their resilience to such shocks.  In Northern Bahr el Ghazal State several communities have optedto construct infrastructure that prevents flood waters from destroying crops and homes.

Nutrition
29 June 2015

7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America

In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America. 

26 June 2015

VoucherChef: Lahmussiniye

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide