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Food For Assets
15 October 2012

Somalia: Reservoir Puts Nomads On Road To Recovery

Compared to this time last year, things have improved for Somalis who have directly benefited from the creation of community assets which provide a way out of the proverty trap.

Purchase for Progress
15 October 2012

Women In Guatemala Take Charge Of Their Farms

Helping poor rural women become successful farmers is one of the best ways to build a food-secure world. That’s what the P4P programme is doing in Guatemala –with major support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - teaching women how to grow food to eat and sell on local markets. It's just one example of what investing in women farmers can achieve:

School Meals
12 October 2012

South Sudan: WFP Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance in Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school.

Nutrition
10 October 2012

Communities In Pakistan Battle With Mother Nature

A third successive year of flooding in Pakistan has hit millions of people already suffering from high food prices, malnutrition and poverty.

Preventing Hunger
9 October 2012

Hunger Report Sees Safety Nets As A Top Priority

Solving global hunger requires support for sustainable economic growth, especially in agriculture, and the broader use of social 'safety nets' to protect the most vulnerable, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Aid professionals
5 October 2012

Online Hazards Platform Gets Major Revamp

An update to HEWSweb, an online natural hazards platform, brings some major improvements to users who rely on the service for real-time information on emergencies like earthquakes and floods. Pages compiling historical data and key statistics for individual countries and each kind of disaster are a few of the platform’s new features.

Nutrition
5 October 2012

Sahel Crisis: WFP Nutritionists Answer 5 Questions

This year’s hunger crisis in the Sahel brought with it a strong risk that many children would fall into malnutrition – the effects of which can be irreversible. In this Q&A, our West Africa team of nutritionists explain what WFP’s response has been and talk about some of the challenges faced.
 
Cash and Vouchers
4 October 2012

From Food Rations To Vouchers In Tripoli, Lebanon

On a narrow unpaved alleyway hidden between green bushes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a vacant yard was turned into a distribution site for food and non-food assistance. Hundreds of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their home country picked up thier family food packages there. The monthly ration was heavy and the transportation was an additional burden. Now, they are able to buy their own food from local shops using vouchers.

2 October 2012

Hungry Families In Yemen Land In Food-Assistance Safety Net

As Yemen slides into a humanitarian crisis, mothers like Fatima face a daily struggle to keep their families fed. WFP is helping through an emergency “safety net” programme that will provide 5 million people like her with food assistance over the coming months.

For Companies
1 October 2012

WFP And DSM Bring Nutrition To Bear On World Hunger

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin joined with leaders from the nutrition community at the UN General Assembly in New York to recognize the importance of reaching the world’s hungry with the right combination of vitamins and micronutrients.

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