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School Meals
7 February 2015

School Meals Cutbacks - The View From One DRC School

In 2014, funding constraints obliged WFP to reduce the reach of its school feeding programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Only school children in conflict-affected areas of the country are now receiving WFP school meals. Children in other parts of DRC now have to study as best they can without a daily hot school meal. Thierry, from the Don Bosco primary school in Goma’s suburbs in eastern DRC, tells us about the consequences these cutbacks will have on the country’s school children.

Cash and Vouchers
4 February 2015

Ecuadorian Women Harvest the Fruits of their Labour

Women living in the canton of Pimampiro north of Quito are taking action. After attempting to sell food grown in their home gardens, they soon saw that there existed few formal market opportunities in their communities and realized that they faced many challenges. The following article tells the story of a group of organized and united women farmers who created a space for themselves in their local market and who now provide food for WFP’s assistance programmes.

 

4 February 2015

Journey To The Source Of Ebola

Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.  

3 February 2015

Cameroon: Sarah's Escape From Nigeria Violence

Thousands of people have fled northeastern Nigeria to Cameroon to escape attacks by militants. We met Sarah at the Minawao camp, 120 kms east of the border, where WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees. Here's the dramatic story of her escape from the militia.

2 February 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Ghana

Here are 10 facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Ghana. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

2 February 2015

Students Put Their Heads Together To Tackle World Hunger

In an innovative push to tackle world hunger, students from Haybridge School in the UK have donated over one million grains of rice to the World Food Programme (WFP) through the organisation’s online quiz, ‘Free Rice.’

30 January 2015

C.A.R.: Bridging The Hunger Gap In The Divided City Of Bambari

Daouda Guirou comes from Mopti in central Mali and has worked for WFP for five years. Last October he was deployed as a communications officer to the Central African Republic where he follows food deliveries and handles media and donor relations in difficult and often very dangerous conditions.
More than 900,000 people have been displaced by extreme violence in C.A.R in the past 12 months. Daouda travelled to Bambari, the country’s second largest city. This is his personal account of his journey.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2015

WFP Shedding Light on Santiago de Cuba Port

Santiago de Cuba was the worst affected province in eastern Cuba after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Extensive losses were reported in the agricultural sector and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Public infrastructure was severely damaged, including the Port of Santiago de Cuba, a key entry point for supplies.

Focus on Women
29 January 2015

Nepal: The Girl Who Climbed The World's Tallest Mountains

Nimdoma Sherpa, a former WFP School Feeding recipient became one of the youngest Nepali women to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 17. Following her conquest of Mt. Everest, she joined the Seven Summits Women Team, with the aim of climbing the seven highest peaks of the world. She recently fulfilled her aspiration after conquering Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica in December 2014, at the age of 24. She speaks to WFP Nepal about her penchant for climbing and her future plans. 
 

28 January 2015

Canadian Delegation Visits WFP Projects in Cuba

HAVANA. --Knowledge management and cost management acquired by farmers and managers of cooperatives was one of the aspects that most impressed the delegation of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada who recently visited World Food Programme (WFP) projects in the province of Guantánamo.

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