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3 March 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Zambia

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

3 March 2015

How Being Energy Efficient In Ethiopia Is Helping The Environment

By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud

WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues  from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities.  We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment.

2 March 2015

International Women’s Day - 8 March

Did you know that in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and South America, women are more likely to go hungry than men? That’s despite the fact that in many countries, women do most of the agricultural work as well as being responsible for preparing food.

This inequality needs to change if we’re to achieve our mission to end global hunger. Through paid and unpaid work, women make as significant a contribution to rural economies as men, and we believe that they are central to combating and preventing world hunger. That’s why globally, this International Women’s Day, we’re emphasizing our belief that empowering women empowers humanity.

2 March 2015

International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most

WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018.

International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development. 

26 February 2015

VoucherChef: Fried Kubbeh Balls

Welcome to WFP's 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

Food For Assets
25 February 2015

WFP supports Cuban farmers to meet national food security priorities

Cuban farmers have worked mostly under a centralized model of agriculture, with the State providing inputs at highly subsidized prices and buying all their production at a fixed price. Now, as a result of Cuba’s ongoing process to update its economic model, new opportunities have been created for farmers to sell their products privately. But they need to adapt to meet new targets and seize these opportunities.

25 February 2015

WFP Welcomes New European Union Support for Chadian Returnees and Host Communities

N’DJAMENA: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of €1.1 million (US$1.25 million) from the European Union to support the reintegration of thousands of Chadian returnees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic, as well as vulnerable host communities.

25 February 2015

Cash for Assets in Burkina Faso: Building Community Resilience

The World Food Programme's Cash for Assets (CFA) programmes bring immediate benefits to vulnerable communities.

23 February 2015

Winners of family meal photo competition announced by Jamie Oliver

A huge thanks to everyone who has joined the photo contest that WFP has launched together with celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver! We received photos from 32 countries all over the world, highlighting what the family meal means to you and your loved ones. 

23 February 2015

Guinea: WFP Resumes School Feeding Programme

Because of Ebola, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after the July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of months of education. Public schools started to re-open in Guinea on 19 January, and WFP has gradually begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January.

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