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3 March 2015

How Being Energy Efficient In Ethiopia Is Helping The Environment

By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud

WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues  from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities.  We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment.

2 March 2015

International Women’s Day - 8 March

Did you know that in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and South America, women are more likely to go hungry than men? That’s despite the fact that in many countries, women do most of the agricultural work as well as being responsible for preparing food.

This inequality needs to change if we’re to achieve our mission to end global hunger. Through paid and unpaid work, women make as significant a contribution to rural economies as men, and we believe that they are central to combating and preventing world hunger. That’s why globally, this International Women’s Day, we’re emphasizing our belief that empowering women empowers humanity.

2 March 2015

International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most

WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018.

International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development. 

27 February 2015

WFP Provides Support to Government of Uganda’s School Meals Programme

WFP is assisting the Government of Uganda to programme, handle, process, store and deliver food that the government has started to provide to schools under the “Karamoja feeds Karamoja” programme, launched in the Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda on 19 February.
 

Cash and Vouchers
27 February 2015

Philippines: Parent Volunteers In Dolores Thankful For Typhoon Ruby Cash Assistance

In December 2014, Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) first hit the municipality of Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines. Ma. Lourdes ‘Ondith’ Senina and Ana Helen Docabo, residents of Dolores, share their experience during Hagupit and how they have gotten back on their feet with assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

For Individuals
27 February 2015

2,212 Working Days To Fight Hunger in El Salvador

In the following text Dorte Ellehammer, former WFP Representative in El Salvador, bids farewell to the country in which she served for five years and describes the actions taken during her tenure: "I am satisfied that during my time in El Salvador we developed innovative solutions to hunger and malnutrition. These initiatives sought to promote changes in attitudes and practices in health, food, nutrition, handling and storage of food, through the implementation of educational and participatory strategies."

26 February 2015

VoucherChef: Fried Kubbeh Balls

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes

Food For Assets
25 February 2015

WFP supports Cuban farmers to meet national food security priorities

Cuban farmers have worked mostly under a centralized model of agriculture, with the State providing inputs at highly subsidized prices and buying all their production at a fixed price. Now, as a result of Cuba’s ongoing process to update its economic model, new opportunities have been created for farmers to sell their products privately. But they need to adapt to meet new targets and seize these opportunities.

Disaster Risk Reduction
25 February 2015

Tsunami Simulation Helps Assess Capacity Response in El Salvador

The coast of Isla de Mendez in El Salvador was at the epicenter of the country’s first tsunami simulation exercise jointly organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Home Affairs of El Salvador to assess the capacity response of authorities and also prepare communities for this kind of event.

Responding to Emergencies
25 February 2015

USAID-Funded Project, an “Eye-Opener” for Salvadoran Women Hit by Coffee Rust and Drought

The Coffee Rust and last year’s prolonged drought severely reduced the income and food reserves among Salvadorans who depend on temporary farm jobs and subsistence farming to feed their families. Thanks to Progresando El Salvador, an USAID-funded project implemented by WFP and local NGOs, 23 women in the community of Manantiales discovered new ways of feeding their families.

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