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School Meals
31 October 2013

In Somalia, WFP Helps Girls To Feed Their Dreams

School meals are at the heart of the World Food Programme’s fight against hunger. Last year, the world’s largest humanitarian agency provided school meals or take-home rations to 24.7 million children around the world. In Somalia, WFP’s school meals are helping to bring children back to class, and this is especially important for girls, who have often been expected to stay at home and help with chores. 

Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In Somalia, Vouchers For Assets Empower Somalis And Create Ownership

In Somalia, the World Food Programme is shifting its focus from providing emergency responses to enabling vulnerable Somalis to improve their ability to deal with shocks. WFP helps people create communal assets, such as roads, and also provides training so that Somalis are better able to withstand future droughts and floods.    

Food For Assets
31 July 2013

Somali Community Invests In Its Future

For villagers in the Abudwaq district of central Somalia, getting enough water has always been a challenge. After facing a devastating drought, the townspeople found a way to solve that problem, and built themselves a better future, with WFP's support.

Nutrition
19 March 2013

Education Is Key To Reducing Malnutrition Rates In Somalia

Somalia's rates of malnutrition are historically high, but education can help to tackle the problem. WFP's nutrition programme is not only helping women & children recover from undernutrition, but also teaching mothers how to protect themselves and their families against it.

Logistics
12 March 2013

WFP Rehabilitates Ports, Boosting Efficiency And Trade In Somalia

WFP has completed dredging works in the port cities of Mogadishu and Bossasso, which has allowed larger ships to dock and more cargo to enter Somalia.

Nutrition
5 February 2013

Taking On Malnutrition In Somalia's Deep South

Somalia's food insecurity has eased, according to a new report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. But, as a visit by WFP to Kismayo demonstrates, acute malnutrition remains alarmingly high, particularly among children.
 

Food For Assets
15 October 2012

Somalia: Reservoir Puts Nomads On Road To Recovery

Compared to this time last year, things have improved for Somalis who have directly benefited from the creation of community assets which provide a way out of the proverty trap.

ED - E.Cousin
29 August 2012

WFP Expresses Deep Sadness Over Killing Of FAO Employee In Somalia

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has sent condolences to the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization,  Jose Graziano da Silva, in the wake of the killing of an FAO employee in southern Somalia earlier this week.
The note, sent Tuesday, expressed the deep sadness of WFP staff over the death of a fellow humanitarian, who was working to make build a better life for ordinary people in Somalia.

School Meals
1 August 2012

A Snack A Day Keeps Hunger At Bay

Providing emergency school snacks to children attending lessons has proved to be invaluable in making sure they get vital nutrients, as well as helping them to concentrate on the task in hand.

Focus on Women
17 July 2012

Somalia Woman Emerges From Hunger Crisis To Start Her Own Business

In Puntland, hundreds of people have benefitted from WFP’s Food for Training programme that offers food in exchange for participation in skills training. The programme helps people improve their economic status and self-reliance.

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