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Preventing Hunger
4 April 2013

Restoring Hope For Smallholder Farmers In Ethiopia

It is a struggle to feed a growing family on land that is subject to droughts and soil erosion. But for Ethiopian smallholder farmers like Abebe Moliso, that's exactly the challenge that life has given them. A land management programme called MERET is helping them deal with it. 

Food For Assets
4 April 2013

Families In Bangladesh Learn To Cope With Storms And Cyclones

Few places are more exposed to Mother Nature than the small settlements on the low lying coastal plains of southern Bangladesh. To help communities cope with the next storm or cyclone, WFP is working with the government to support projects that raise homes above the flood level and dig canals and ponds for farming.

Responding to Emergencies
3 April 2013

3 Syrian Mothers We Met At The Market

Syrian families living at the Harran camp in Turkey began receiving electronic food cards last month, allowing them to buy their own food at local supermarkets. Meat, fruit, vegetables and spices are just some of the things they can buy with the cards. To find out  how the programme is helping families at Harran, we talked to three Syrian mothers who were shopping for food.

Nutrition
29 March 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Responding to Emergencies
28 March 2013

A Mother From Mali Dreams Of Bringing Her Family Home

After fleeing her home in Mali, Dizawahet, 23, is about to give birth to her third child at a refugee camp in Burkina Faso. That's where she was born as well during another conflict in Mali that drove her parents across the same border. Dizawahet says she's grateful for the help families like hers receive at the camp, but that what she really wants is to go home.

Responding to Emergencies
14 March 2013

3 Syrians Trying To Make It Through The Conflict

After two years of conflict in Syria, more and more families are in need of food assistance. WFP is scaling up to reach 2.5 million people in the country by April, and another 800,000 refugees in neighbouring countries. Here are three examples of how that assistance is helping families to get through the conflict.

Responding to Emergencies
14 March 2013

Two Years On: WFP Stands By People Of Syria

After two years of conflict in Syria, Muhannad Hadi, the head of WFP's emergency operation, explains what has been done to meet the hunger needs of Syrian families affected by the fighting. He also underlines that, despite the logistical and security challenges, the organization is determined to stand by the people of Syria until the crisis is over.

Purchase for Progress
12 March 2013

South Sudan: P4P Encourages Farmers to View Agriculture as Business

South Sudan has a huge agricultural potential that remains untapped. WFP is working through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative to help smallholder farmers develop business skills.

Focus on Women
5 March 2013

10 Facts About Women And Hunger

Women are often victims of hunger. They also have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten reasons why empowering women is such an important part of WFP’s work.

School Meals
28 February 2013

South Sudan: WFP Works for a Government-led School Meals Programme

WFP school meals are helping hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese students stay in school and build a brighter future, and WFP is working to help the young country's Ministry of Education build and sustain a national school meals system.

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