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Focus on Women
23 March 2015

Food Brings Hope In Flooded Malawi

In Malawi, WFP is providing food assistance to hundreds of thousands of people who have suffered terrible loss as a result of unusually severe flooding. To Esnart Thomu and her family, the WFP rations are a life-line as they begin to rebuild their lives.

20 March 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in South Sudan

With many families in South Sudan unsure of where their next meal will come from, WFP continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the world's newest country.

Purchase for Progress
19 March 2015

In Ethiopia, WFP Agriculture Initiative Opens Doors For Rural Women

In Ethiopia, the WFP Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme buys large amounts of maize from smallholder farmers via cooperative unions and is helping transform livelihoods, but bringing women farmers into the programme has remained a major challenge. To overcome that challenge, WFP launched a P4P gender initiative three years ago, which is starting to bear fruit in Ethiopia.

19 March 2015

In Iran, School Feeding Helps Years Later

Because Zeinab could read and write, she is now a proud seamstress who earns a lot more money than she could have ever hoped for. More than 10 years after she had participated in WFP school meals programme, she continues to get the extended benefits of the vegetable oil ration she used to take home in exchange for attending school.

18 March 2015

Rural Resilience Initiative: Making A Difference To Women’s Lives

“Sometimes there is rain, but it is not well distributed. We lack good quality seed, and termites eat our plants.” These are, in the words of Binta Ndao, a Senegalese farmer and mother of seven, some of the challenges faced by subsistence farmers in Eastern Senegal. An innovative resilience-building initiative implemented by WFP and Oxfam America is helping farmers like her break out of chronic food insecurity.

Disaster Risk Reduction
18 March 2015

Crops And Cactus: Madagascar Drought Crisis

Nearly 200,00 people are facing hunger in southern Madagascar due to crop failure. The United Nations World Food Programme and its partners are providing much-needed assistance.

18 March 2015

Vanuatu: WFP Responds To Cyclone Pam

Less than 48 hours after Cyclone Pam slammed into Vanuatu, WFP has mobilized experts in food assistance, humanitarian logistics and emergency telecommunications to support the relief operation. 

17 March 2015

Ebola: A Team That Keeps The Hope (And The Connectivity) Alive

Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week.

Preventing Hunger
13 March 2015

12 Syrian Voices That Will Make You Rethink The Syrian Crisis

WFP communications team met Syrians in displacement inside their country and in refuge in neighboring countries as well as humanitarian workers who have been witnesses to their agony. Here's what they had to say:

13 March 2015

Syria Crisis: How Many Other Winters Away From Home?

The Syrian crisis is entering its fifth year, shattering many lives and homes as the days go by. And it does so with no mercy especially this winter when many displaced families suffered the biting cold and the warmth of their lost homes is only a distant memory. Abo Muhammed’s family shares their story on the second winter they spend away from home.

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