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26 March 2015

How Development Partners are Making Malawi Flood Response Possible

Thanks to contributions from development partners including UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID), WFP has been able to rapidly deliver life-saving food assitance to victims of the 2015 floods in Malawi.

Focus on Women
24 March 2015

"I Want Women to Be Empowered"- A Personal Victory in Colombia

Liliana has overcome adversity through hard work and has now inspired a whole community. At 28 years old, Liliana’s future was cut short due to conflict; she grabbed her few belongings and fled with her husband and three children to a safer area of the country. Today, her family situation is different, full of triumphs and accomplished dreams.

24 March 2015

Innovation In Somalia: Launch Of E-Transfer Cards In Bossaso

In February, Somalia became the second country in the world where WFP has launched its groundbreaking new system for managing assistance programmes, a platform known as SCOPE. The SCOPE information system allows WFP to monitor and control all its distributions of food, cash and vouchers electronically and in near real time. SCOPE also allows WFP to register beneficiaries, store information on the amount of food or money they are entitled to and – in the case of cash or vouchers – transfer the specific amount onto the cards. There was a buzz of anticipation as the first SCOPE transfer cards were handed out.

24 March 2015

Nigerian Refugees Receive Food As Border Violence Continues

The only way to reach Sayam Forage, in a desert area of Niger's eastern edge, is on a bumpy road that never ends. Dusty shrubs flick by. The sameness of the landscape is hypnotic until we finally reach our destination, some 50 kilometres from the border with Nigeria.

Climate Change
24 March 2015

Tackling Climate Change In Upper Egypt

Climate change is a serious threat to smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt, one of the country’s poorest areas. Extreme heat waves usually have a devastating impact on their harvests and consequently their incomes throughout the year. In 2013, WFP launched a four-year project in partnership with the government to help farmers in southern Egypt cope with harsh weather conditions.

24 March 2015

School Meals in Chad: Building a Brighter Future

Chad suffers from chronic food insecurity. Conflict in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries has led to an influx of 450,000 refugees, placing more pressure on food supplies and disrupting local agricultural production.  WFP is working with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) to provide hot meals for school children in Mao, in the country's Sahel region.

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.

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