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School Meals
24 March 2016

School Meals Fight Hunger And Promote Learning In Namibia

Namibia, like most countries in Southern Africa, is fighting its worst drought in more than 35 years. A quarter of the population already relies on government food assistance with yet another poor harvest looming. The government's school feeding programme, run with technical support from the World Food Programme, is an essential food safety net for children from the most vulnerable communities like Mariental, in the heart of one of the driest parts of the country.

Cash and Vouchers
24 March 2016

WFP Cash Assists Thousands Hit By El Niño Drought In Lesotho

Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected districts.

Disaster Risk Reduction
23 March 2016

Philippines: Meet the All-Women Emergency Response Team of Cotabato City

The members of the All-Ladies Emergency Response Team are breaking gender stereotypes as they train to be one of the first all-female emergency response teams in the Philippines. The World Food Programme (WFP) and private sector partner Yum! are helping empower these women so they are fully prepared to respond to emergencies.

Nutrition
23 March 2016

Philippines: Nutrition Support Gives Mother & Child a Healthier Outlook

For every child, having enough of the right food during the first 1000 days is critical. The lack of adequate nutrition can have a far-reaching impact on the child’s ability to grow, learn and eventually rise out of poverty. With help from WFP, Sandori is able to ensure her child and unborn baby get the nutrition they need. 

22 March 2016

Of Lives Uprooted. Meet The People Fleeing Boko Haram

Around the Lake Chad Basin in three days – meet the people uprooted by Boko Haram.

22 March 2016

6 Facts About Food Security In Cuba

Here are six things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Cuba. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

21 March 2016

FamilyChef: Vegetarian Borsch

For Gulnara Alimova, a chef from a school in Chui Province, cooking in the kitchen is more than just a job; she believes that she is making a difference in the lives of children in the school where she works. WFP’s Elizabeth Zalkind met her in Bishkek during a two-day cooking competition for the best 20 school chefs in the country. Gulnara’s shared with Elizabeth a Vegetarian Borscht Recipe – part of her team’s winning three-course meal.

18 March 2016

#IamSyrian: The Personal Stories Making The World Listen

As the Syrian conflict entered its sixth year, it felt like there were no words left that could do justice to the scale of a crisis that has displaced over 11 million people, and left three out of every four Syrians living in poverty. 

Logistics
18 March 2016

Bridging the Gap in Malawi

With funding from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and in partnership with the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) and Malawi’s Ministry of Transport and Public Works, WFP is constructing three bailey bridges in Malawi – the first of which has just opened on the Msuwazi river

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