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Responding to Emergencies
6 May 2014

Hope For Afghanistan Landside Survivors

Within less than 24 hours, WFP was on the scene in Badakhshan to bring food assistance to those who lost everything in a catastrophic landslide.

Responding to Emergencies
5 May 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Landslide Survivors In Afghanistan

Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province over the weekend. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation.

Preventing Hunger
23 April 2014

Afghanistan: WFP Food Assistance Helps Families Get Through Rough Winter In Kabul

In a make-shift tent campsite inside Kabul city, sits Sarake Panj Proja Tamani, an informal settlement that serves as home to hundreds of the poorest of the poor. The inhabitants live in extremely harsh conditions: inhabiting mud houses covered with fabric sewn together, with dirt floors, without running water, in an open area leaving them exposed to Afghanistan’s brutal winter.

Disaster Risk Reduction
20 January 2014

In Afghanistan, A Wall Provides Protection And Hope

A simple retaining wall is giving villagers who have lived under the threat of flooding for years optimism for a safer future – and irrigation water for their fields.

Cash and Vouchers
14 January 2014

Afghanistan: Making Food Choices Possible

Designed as a safety net, WFP’s voucher programme helps vulnerable families in urban areas buy the food they need, giving them the choice and control over the type and quantity of food to buy.  At the same time, the voucher programme also stimulates local markets, as new customers, previously unable to afford regular food purchases, are now able to flock to the local shops.

Meet two such new customers, Farzana and Shakila from Herat City, who are using the WFP Food Voucher to make their lives better.

23 December 2013

Going The Extra Mile: Challenges Of Food Delivery In Afghanistan

Harsh climate, bad road conditions and tribal disputes are just some of the challenges WFP faces in reaching people in need of food assistance in western Ghor province.

Purchase for Progress
4 November 2013

Korean Funding To Help WFP Develop Soybean Production For Reduced Malnutrition In Afghanistan

The first donation of the Republic of Korea will enable WFP Afghanistan to support more than 30,000 Afghan farmers and to help reduce malnutrition though soybean cultivation.

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2013

Raging Rains Turned Afghan Lives Upside Down

Unseasonal heavy rains in many parts of Afghanistan killed dozens of people and destroyed homes and croplands.

Nutrition
25 July 2013

Afghanistan: Special Supplementary Food Improves The Health Of Mothers And Children

WFP provides supplementary food to acutely malnourished pregnant and breastfeeding women and specialized nutritional products to young children with moderate acute malnutrition. In an informal settlement in Kabul, every day many of these mothers and their young children visit a WFP-supported mobile clinic for treatment and to receive special nutritious food.

School Meals
17 June 2013

Afghanistan: Out Of My Comfort Zone

Afghanistan can be a dangerous place – even for Afghan national staff. Wahidullah Amani was nervous when he visited schools in a particularly insecure part of the country, but he was inspired by the courage of the schoolgirls he met.

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