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Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In South Sudan, Cash Transfers Offer Returnees Dignity And Choice

Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, thousands of its people have returned from Sudan to their homeland. The World FoodProgramme is easing these families’ reintegration by providing food assistance and cash transfers. 

Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2013

Guatemala: WFP Assists 7,000 People After River Floods Homes

WFP is providing emergency assistance to 1,472 families from Nueva Concepción, in the department of Escuintla, after the Coyolate River flooded their houses, destroyed their crops and also blocked road access.

For Companies
27 September 2013

Christina Aguilera And Yum! Fight Hunger In New PSA

“Together, we can end world hunger” -- that's the new message from Yum! Brands and pop-singing sensation Christina Aguilera, to help raise money for the World Food Programme during Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign.

Responding to Emergencies
19 September 2013

Honduras: “Coffee Rust Destroyed My Farm and My Dreams”

Ernestina Martinez, a 52-year-old widow and mother of eight children, began her coffee farm a few years ago in the village Ojo de Agua in Intibucá and it produced nearly 4 Metric Tons of coffee. But the Coffee Rust plague, a fungus that affects the leaves of plants, destroyed the crops Ernestina and her children had grown with great sacrifice.

Cash and Vouchers
17 September 2013

New Food Vouchers Welcomed By Syrian Refugees In Zaatari

In Jordan’s biggest refugee camp, WFP has begun a shift in the way it provides food to families who have fled the conflict in Syria. Instead of traditional food rations, refugees are being introduced to vouchers, which allow them to start buying their own food. With products like cheese and eggs now more accessible, the initial reaction has been enthusiastic.

Responding to Emergencies
12 September 2013

WFP Head Urges More Support For Yemen Amid Ongoing Hunger Crisis

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos wrapped up a four-day visit to Yemen by calling for increased humanitarian relief for the troubled Middle Eastern country. More than half Yemen’s population are either hungry or on the edge of hunger as the result of a deepening humanitarian crisis on multiple fronts.

Nutrition
12 September 2013

4.000 Children Join the Puch Marathon to Support “Nourishing El Salvador”

Pizza Hut held its third edition of the Puch Marathon to support the activities of the project “Nourishing El Salvador” of the World Food Programme, which seeks to fight and prevent child malnutrition in the poorest and most vulnerable municipalities of the country.

Food For Assets
11 September 2013

Food-For-Work Helps Farmers In Mali Diversify Their Production

Through its rural development programme in southern Mali, WFP’s food- for-work activities help fight hunger in a region where chronic malnutrition rates are amongst the highest in the country. 

Students And Teachers
2 September 2013

In Timbuktu, More Food Means More Girls In School

As schools reopen in the conflict-affected region of Timbuktu in northern Mali, WFP is providing children in 300 schools with two meals a day. This emergency school feeding programme has seen an increase in attendance, especially for girls. 

Procurement
2 September 2013

Ethiopia: WFP Empowers Smallholder Farmers Through Purchase For Progress (P4P)

As the world’s largest humanitarian agency, WFP uses its procurement needs to boost agriculture in developing nations: in 2012, itbought US$1.1 billion worth of food and more than 75 percent of that was in developing countries. Now, through its Purchase forProgress (P4P) programme, WFP is procuring food from smallholder farmers, giving them a greater incentive to invest in theirfarms.

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