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16 April 2015

In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope

Could you imagine being a parent and seeing your children staying home for months, not being able to go to school? The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has not only claimed over 3,800 lives, but for the past eight months, it has forced school children to stay at home, hampering education and the country’s capacity to build its future manpower.

Zainab Mansaray, WFP staff member and mother tells us what it means for her and her family that her children have been able to go back to school as of 14 April. 

16 April 2015

Niger: Redistributing Land to the Needy

More than 18,000 impoverished, landless households, will have access to farmable land during the next winter season, thanks to a land redistribution project proposed by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization, with the support of USAID. 

ED - E.Cousin
16 April 2015

Reaching the Missing Middle

Hunger and malnutrition are not problems exclusive to low income countries. That is why the international community cannot realise its ambitious international agenda of achieving zero hunger and malnutrition without a renewed focus on countries in economic transition where hunger and malnutrition remain.

School Meals
16 April 2015

School Feeding Gives Iraqi Children Hope For A Better Future

WFP is providing school meals in Thi Qar, one of Iraq's most disadvantaged governorates, until the end of May 2015. Improving health and education is a priority for the governorate and daily school meals give parents an incentive to send their children to school and keep them there. Mohamed Jalil is one of 21,000 children benefiting from this.

Contributions to WFP
16 April 2015

WFP & USAID: Food Assistance in Action

In 2014, the USAID, through its Food for Peace program, was the largest donor to the World Food Programme’s emergency response in Mali. Through Food for Peace support to WFP, the American people donated both in-kind food contributions and funding to help vulnerable communities, primarily in Mali’s unstable northern regions. 

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2015

Afghanistan Avalanche: Houses Destroyed But Hope Remains

Recent snowfall have triggered avalanches causing the death of around 300 people, affecting thousands of  families and destroying agricultural lands across 19 provinces in Afghanistan.

School Meals
16 April 2015

Philippines: Children Draw The Possibilities Of Zero Hunger

When the World Food Programme (WFP) held a drawing contest for students who were part of WFP's global school meals programmes last year, three out of the 16 winning illustrations came from students in the Philippines. This year, five entries from the Philippines are competing for the 2015 Children’s Design Competition. Read about the inspiration behind the drawings and how the school meals programme helps communities work towards Zero Hunger.

15 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Chad

Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

14 April 2015

WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling. 

10 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in Rwanda

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. The World Food Programme (WFP) remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

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