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Food For Assets
3 March 2016

Philippines: Women Transform Lake Community into Tourism and Livelihood Haven

A women's group in Matanog, Maguindanao is able to transform and sustain Marayag Lake into a source of alternative livelihood for their community.

School Meals
2 March 2016

5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin American and the Caribbean nearly 85 million children receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. School meals are often the only regular and nutritious meal a child receives.

2 March 2016

A Quick Guide To School Meals

WFP is working towards a world where school meals are universal. School meals are an effective safety net, helping to ensure every child has access to education, health and nutrition. In the fight against hunger, school meals are a sound investment in the future of the next generation. WFP is supporting the International School Meals Day (#ISMD2016) on March 3, 2016. This quick guide helps to explain school meals around the globe.

1 March 2016

FamilyChef: Sangrecita From Peru

Welcome to FamilyChef, the recipe series of the World Food Programme (WFP).   Iron-rich sangrecita, quick and easy to prepare, is ideal for anyone suffering from anaemia. 

Cash and Vouchers
1 March 2016

WFP Supports Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable People Through Difficult Winter

Across Afghanistan, WFP is using cash-based transfers and has pre-positioned vital supplies to ensure that those who need it most have food during the winter months.

School Meals
1 March 2016

Philippines: School Meals Bring Maguindanao Community Together

In a remote town in Upi, Maguindanao, parents, teachers, and local government leaders are working together to ensure that their children get the right food at the right time through the World Food Programme's (WFP) school meals project.

Cash and Vouchers
1 March 2016

Philippines: A Mother’s Vegetable Garden Gives Her Hope and Strength

When the Municipality of Tangcal partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide alternative livelihood for their community, Sohra decided to participate so she could provide much-needed food for her family.

29 February 2016

Celebrating Africa Day Of School Meals

School meals provide a critical safety net, encouraging more regular attendance at school and contributing to children’s protection in emergencies. They are also a key long-term investment in millions of people’s futures, local economies and in reducing hunger across the globe. WFP is joining with the African Union to celebrate the first Africa Day Of School Feeding on March 1, 2016. In Africa in 2014, more than 10 million children in 41 countries benefited from WFP school meals. Here are six examples of the work WFP does in the field. 

School Meals
29 February 2016

In Kenya’s Low-Income Settlements, A Hot Lunch Uplifts Education

In Nairobi’s informal settlements, WFP is providing a hot lunch to around 82,000 pupils in 92 schools. School meals provide a critical safety net, encouraging more regular attendance at school and improving the enrolment and transition to higher education. School meals are a key investment in millions of people’s futures and they also boost the local economies. WFP's Martin Karimi explains.

School Meals
29 February 2016

In Kenya’s Arid Lands, WFP Hands Over School Meals To The Government

The World Food Programme and the Government of Kenya are providing school meals to 1.5 million children every school day. These are children drawn from some of the most food insecure places - arid or semi-arid lands, and the informal settlements around Nairobi. WFP is gradually handing over its school meals programmes to the national home-grown school meals initiative, writes WFP's Martin Karimi.

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