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22 September 2015

AINA Means Life In Madagascar - It Also Means Greater Access To Food

In drought-hit southern Madagascar, funding from the European Union enables the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners to implement food- and cash-for-assets programmes that are designed to improve people’s access to food. 

22 September 2015

Afghanistan - Reinforcing Smallholder Farmers

In Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) reinforces smallholder farmers ‘capacity to transform agriculture, increase incomes and improve households’ access to nutritious foods.

22 September 2015

E-card Convenience for Syrian Families at Turkish Camps

A discussion with Amina, a Syrian refugee mother living in a camp in Turkey, has her fondly recalling life in Homs and of returning to Syria one day.

21 September 2015

Coming Together for Peace

War causes hunger. If we could stop hunger, maybe we can start peace. The International Day of Peace is 21 September, and its theme this year is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All,” a strong reminder that we need to come together to support the almost 60 million children, women and men who have been displaced by conflict and ensure they are fed and given an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

17 September 2015

Lessons Learned

16 September 2015

WFP and ECHO: Working Together To Tackle Food Insecurity in C.A.R.

The acute and complex emergency affecting C.A.R has resulted in widespread disruption in peple’s livelihoods.  Nearly a quarter of the population is in need of urgent food assistance, with food production about 50 per cent less in 2014 than pre-crisis.  WFP and EU's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) are working together to provide both food assistance and find sustainable solutions to address food insecurity.

Purchase for Progress
15 September 2015

Opening Up Markets For Rural Family Agriculture

Since 2014, the Brazilian Government has been promoting a project on family farming in Colombia in order to boost small producers associations and to break the gaps in access to markets, linking these producers to institutional markets. The project, which is currently taking place in two areas of Colombia, Nariño and Antioquia, has been implemented by a close collaboration between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Cash and Vouchers
15 September 2015

In Kenya, WFP Introduces Electronic Cash Transfers For Refugees In Kakuma Camps

The World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced electronic cash transfers in the Kakuma refugee camps. The cash transfers – dubbed bamba chakula, or “get your food” in Sheng, a Swahili-based slang – replaces part of the monthly food ration that the refugees receive each month.

15 September 2015

What's Happening in Myanmar One Month Onward

In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains, and exposure to Cyclone Komen, which passed by the country’s southern coast. More than 1.7 million people have been affected in 13 of the 15 states and regions of the country, with the loss of homes, livelihoods, crops and food stocks. Following an official request for assistance from the Government of Myanmar, the World Food Programme (WFP) initiated a rapid emergency response on 2 August, less than 48 hours after the declaration of a national disaster by the President of Myanmar.​

15 September 2015

United Nations General Assemby Commences

The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will open 15 September at UN Headquarters in New York. World leaders will convene to discuss the post-2015 development agenda and more, in the coming days.


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