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Nutrition
30 June 2016

10 Facts About Nutrition in China

While malnutrition remains a problem in China, particularly in rural areas, the country has made much progress in recent decades. Here are 10 things to know about the status of nutrition in China. 

Cash and Vouchers
30 June 2016

FamilyChef: Foul (Egyptian Bean Dip)

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) recipe series, FamilyChef. 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.

Cash and Vouchers
28 June 2016

How WFP Assistance Empowered a Refugee in Ecuador

Lucia (protected name) lives in a rural area of the province of Esmeraldas and she has been receiving cash transfers from WFP for several months. The first time she obtained it was unforgettable. 

27 June 2016

An Interview with German Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken

Germany has supported the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria crisis response with an unprecedented record contribution of €570 million in 2016. The Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome, Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken, visited German-funded programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. He describes his impressions in an interview with WFP.

Nutrition
27 June 2016

5 Takeaways From the Global Nutrition Report

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report – released in June – is a global stocktake of the world’s progress toward ending malnutrition, and it’s showing some crucial trends. Here are our top five takeaways from the report, and what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing about them.  

24 June 2016

Smallholder farmers improve and diversify their food production in Sierra Leone

The World Food Programme and its partners work with thousands of vulnerable smallholder farmers to improve and diversify their food production.

23 June 2016

Protecting Fragile Development Gains in Bangladesh: Emergency Food for Ultra-Poor Women

When Cyclone Roanu hit southern Bangladesh in May it not only endangered poor people’s immediate access to food, but also threatened to derail efforts to help particularly vulnerable women leave extreme poverty behind.

School Meals
21 June 2016

10 Takeaways From the UN’s School Meals Analysis

A groundbreaking analysis of school meals across the world offers guidance to governments and development agencies on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable programmes.

The World Food Programme (WFP), along with the Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development and the World Bank, analysed individual programmes from 14 countries then compared the case studies to identify good practices and lessons learned.

Authors of The Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 Countries focused on Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa, selected to provide diversity in geography, approach and development.

Here are 10 things they found out:  

Responding to Emergencies
21 June 2016

WFP Staff Win International Award for Fleet Project in South Sudan

“They are committed to working against all odds."

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2016

How Charcoal Production Feeds a Haitian Family When the Earth is Dry

2016 has been the third year of consecutive drought in Haiti. In normal years, agriculture employs half the working population, but this past year, many people usually employed by the sector struggled to make a living. In towns such as Kay Andre, in the South Department, as in many areas in Haiti, the only option left for families is to fell trees and turn to the sale of charcoal. This practice worsens the already difficult drought conditions.

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