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Cash and Vouchers
21 April 2016

With Cash And Skills Training, South Sudanese Women Carve Path To Food Security And Economic Empowerment

Hundreds of women in South Sudan are transforming their lives with valuable new vocational skills learned through a social and economic empowerment training program supported by the World Food Programme and Women for Women International. The participants say they have been able to achieve things they’d never thought possible after learning techniques for sustainable agriculture and how to build savings by setting up village savings and loans associations.

Cash and Vouchers
20 April 2016

Mobile phone-based cash assistance goes a long way towards reaching zero hunger in rural Ghana

"I like receiving money through my mobile phone because I can go and cash the exact amount I need for food and save the rest to buy seeds for my farm," says Adams Inusah, a farmer in Gbache. Adams’ feedback is part of the reason why WFP is piloting mobile phone-based cash assistance in Gbache and Sirriyiri, in northern Ghana. As part of  the World Food Programme’s (WFP) asset creation programme, Adams benefits from mobile phone-based cash assistance for the work he undertakes - building fish ponds - in his community.

Purchase for Progress
20 April 2016

In Uganda, Refugees Work for Zero Food Loss

In Uganda, WFP recently started supporting a new initiative that helps refugees and local host communities to reduce post-harvest food losses. The objective is to build the refugees’ livelihoods and boost their self-reliance. The refugees are eager to taste the benefits.

Nutrition
19 April 2016

Partnerships Prove Crucial In Times of Emergency - The Malawi Experience

To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.

 

 

19 April 2016

Partner Profile: The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group has a record of public-spirited action. Its pro bono engagement is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) fulfil its mission. 

19 April 2016

Remote Access Operation: Touching People & Impacting Lives

Rarely has the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" been so true. Twelve months on from the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, we take a look at how teams delivering relief materials to the most remote communities rose to the challenge of getting everything but the kitchen sink up mountains and over high passes.

Students
15 April 2016

Fighting Hunger with Peace

“There is no food security without peace and no peace without food,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told graduate students gathered at Georgetown University on 12 April. The event, Zero Hunger: A Foundation for Global Stability and Prosperity, was part of the university’s Global Futures initiative that engages the public sector, business and civil society in international affairs.   

Responding to Emergencies
15 April 2016

Ebola flare-up: WFP responds. Focus on logictics.

With the Ebola flare-up in March, the Government of Guinea and its partners have reactivated the emergency response mechanism to contain the disease. While the primary Ebola response is medical, logistics services provided by WFP including storage and transportation play a crucial role by allowing health workers and medical supplies to reach the patients on time. WFP has also set up emergency sites in remote areas of the country so that medical teams and humanitarian responders can tend to those in need. Apart from logistical support, WFP is providing food to 1100 people affected by the recent flare-up, and to their families.

 

 

Food For Assets
14 April 2016

U.S. Support Boosts El Niño Relief and Recovery Efforts in Zimbabwe

Thanks to the generous support of the United States, WFP continues to deliver timely emergency relief whilst building the resilience of those most affected by the scourge of  drought in Zimbabwe.

Nutrition
13 April 2016

Honduras: Drought-affected Children Recover in Height and Weight Thanks to WFP-Fortified Nutritious Foods

Twenty three out of the 61 children registered at the health centre in the village of Ojo de Agua suffer from nutritional problems. In response, WFP and local authorities began three months ago the distribution of Super Cereal Plus, a fortified blended food, in the village located in the municipality of Santiago de Puringla in the Department of La Paz. 

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