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15 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day Two

Silke's second day in the mountains of central of Afghanistan does not go as planned. After getting bumped off her helicopter flight to the Daykundi province, Silke visits a home for waiting mothers' to find that all of them have gone to have their babies. But she does get the chance to meet Dr Raihana, a courageous woman who's changing the world one healthy baby at a time.

Logistics
14 November 2011

Afghanistan Diary - Day One

Silke had to write her first entry in the dark after the hotel generators shut down for the night. Power is in short supply in Bamyan, a town high up in the mountains of central Afghanistan where Silke begins her journey getting to know the people and terrain of this rugged part of the world.

26 October 2011

Aging gracefully: WFP Afghanistan's historic truck fleet

When Kiyoyuki Kobayashi joined WFP in 1990, little could he have imagined that his career with the organization would be inextricably tied up with the destiny of a group of Hino trucks. And yet, across two continents and more than two decades, he has been the godfather of the trucks that still today make up the backbone of WFP’s fleet in Afghanistan.

Logistics
20 January 2011

Flying Aid Workers in Afghanistan: A Tricky Business

Not all pilots would relish the idea of landing a plane on Faizabad’s perforated metal runway high in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, and even the bravest might think twice about taking off in high winds ahead of an approaching sandstorm in Kandahar.

Focus on Women
5 November 2010

Women4Women: Aid Worker's Insight Into Afghanistan

New possibilities are opening up for women in Afghanistan as they start to take a bigger part in the country’s economic life. Challiss McDonough, a WFP staffer in Kabul, tells WFP.org how watching this transformation has helped to offset the challenges she’s faced as a woman working there. Watch video

ED - J.Sheeran
2 November 2010

China Has Much To Teach The World About Beating Hunger

Once the site of WFP’s largest operation, China is now the world’s second largest economy with much to teach the world about beating hunger. During her recent trip to Asia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran visited China’s biggest commodities exchange to learn how activity there impacts the world’s hungry.

Aid professionals
27 July 2010

Living, Working and Raising Kids In Kabul (Staff Profile)

There’s nothing easy about life in Kabul, but Mirwais Shinwary says he wouldn’t live anywhere else. After fleeing to Pakistan in the 1990s, he jumped at the chance to help rebuild his country and get his hands on some cutting-edge telecom gear as the leader of WFP’s crack IT unit.
Focus on Women
30 April 2010

Four Ways To Help A Mother

ROME -- Mothers have a crucial role to play in the fight against hunger. As a child’s first and most important source of nourishment, strong, healthy mothers are the best guarantee of strong, healthy ...
Focus on Women
25 November 2009

Afghanistan: Abused Wife Gains Respect Through Food Aid

Frustrated by their poverty and the lack of food for the family, Jamila's husband used to beat her. But the violence subsided after she enrolled in a WFP-supported training project which eased the food problem and also taught her a trade.
Food For Assets
5 August 2009

Hope, Courage And Football In Afghanistan (Staff Profile)

Rahmatullah Mowahid is a young and enthusiastic WFP field monitor working in Afghanistan. Despite all the challenges faced by people, he believes that changes are taking place and the future will be better…

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