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Climate Change
14 June 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 3!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Preventing Hunger
21 May 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 2!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

School Meals
19 May 2013

Vegetable Oil Gets Girls To Go To School In Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, far more boys go to school than girls. WFP is trying to change that by providing food incentives for female students.

Food For Assets
9 May 2013

From Deadly Floodplain To Picnic Area In Northern Afghanistan

In a sweeping valley of Khulm district near Mazar-e-Sharif, spring flooding was an annual problem for local communities until a joint WFP and FAO watershed management project made the area safe and turned the rainwater into an asset.

Food For Assets
1 May 2013

WFP Food Key For Vocational Trainees in Afghanistan

In a vocational training center in the western Afghan city of Herat, WFP food assistance is helping more than 300 men and women learn marketable skills.

Food For Assets
24 April 2013

Afghanistan: A Ray Of Light For Dar-E-Nur

The construction of micro-hydro power plant in a village in north-eastern Afghanistan helped a community through tough winter months – and is giving them electricity for the first time.

Disaster Risk Reduction
14 April 2013

Improved Disaster Resilience For Afghan Communities Thanks To Netherlands And WFP

The Netherlands have long been a strong supporter of WFP’s work globally, and a new donation in Afghanistan will enable WFP to support more than 250,000 Afghans with food rations as they prepare for natural disasters.

Responding to Emergencies
4 April 2013

WFP Provides Food Assistance To IDPs And Flood-Affected Families In Southern Afghanistan

WFP has distributed food to hundreds of families fleeing fighting and flooding in Helmand province.  

Nutrition
29 March 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Contributions to WFP
28 February 2013

Japan Donates $20 Million to Assist Vulnerable Families in Afghanistan

At a conference in Kabul, the Ambassador of Japan announced a fresh contribution to WFP’s activities in Afghanistan. Japan has long been a supporter of the UN’s operations in the country and is the second-largest donor to WFP.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide