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Focus on Women
10 May 2012

The Strength of Afghan Mothers

As many countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, Public Information Officer Silke Buhr reflects on some of the challenges faced by women in Afghanistan.

Logistics
2 May 2012

Spring Awakening For WFP Afghanistan Fleet

A convoy of WFP trucks braved mountain passes and precarious road conditions to deliver food to schools in remote villages in central Afghanistan that had been cut off during the harsh winter.

Food For Assets
10 April 2012

WFP provides internally-displaced people and widows with job opportunities

A food-for-assets project in Eastern Afghanistan provides displaced people and widows the chance to earn a living - while helping to make the country green.

Nutrition
25 March 2012

World TB Day: Treating Tuberculosis, One Meal at a Time

Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis infection in the world. Nutritional support is essential in enabling patients to take-up treatment and improving treatment success.

Logistics
25 March 2012

Afghanistan: Burning The Right Stuff - Fuel Quality Training For UNHAS

In addition to providing air support to more than 160 aid and donor agencies in Afghanistan, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is working with aviation staff on recommended international standards.

Purchase for Progress
14 March 2012

High Energy Biscuits Baked in Kabul

A factory in Kabul has begun producing fortified cookies for WFP school meal programmes in Afghanistan.

Focus on Women
19 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day Six

On the final day of Silke's trip to central Afghanistan, she meets three women, each of whom impress her with their determination to improve their own lives, and those of their families and their community. One of them is thrilled at simply having a job in a government office. As a child the idea of working outside her home had seemed impossible.

18 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day Five

With her jeep sliding around in mud, Silke enters the Yakawlang district of Bamyan, where she finds out how a village can be rain-soaked and severely drought-affected at the same time. Talking to the men of the village she also finds out how they are planning to deal with the coming food shortages and what long-term effects that could have on the community.

Food For Assets
17 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day Four

On day four of her trip through the Bamyan region of central Afghanistan, Silke meets a 40-year-old woman who missed out on her chance to learn to read and write when she was young, but is now determined to learn those skills. In the meantime, she's being helped by WFP food rations. Silke also takes a hike on one of the new tourist trails being built through the mountains, also with WFP's help.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
16 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day Three

During Silke Buhr's third day in Afghanistan, she visits Bamyan Hospital and learns how important food assistance is for patients at the tuberculosis clinic. She also meets Khadeja, a woman who's found a new lease of life thanks to involvement in a plant nursery, which is indirectly helping to improve soil quality in the area.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide