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Cash and Vouchers
12 October 2016

In Egypt, E-Vouchers Give Families Freedom Of Choice

In Egypt, students begin a new school year with their families already looking forward to WFP’s e-vouchers that were introduced last year. The vouchers replaced the traditional take-home monthly rations.
Climate Change
12 October 2016

Simple Steps To Help Kenyan Farmers Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change

WFP is promoting farming methods across Kenya’s drylands to help families better cope with the effects of a changing climate. Farmers who initially had difficulties putting food on the table are now producing more than they need – with some harvesting a marketable surplus.

School Meals
11 October 2016

Increasing the Impact of School Meals in Rwanda

In the poorest and most food insecure districts of Rwanda school meals are a lifeline for many families.  A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there (especially girls), it helps to increase school enrollment and attendance, decrease drop-out rates, and improve learning.

7 October 2016

How Two Junior Professional Officers Showed Their Skills Amid Ebola Outbreak

More than 50 Junior Professional Officers play a vital role in helping WFP carry out its work across the world, and since the Ebola emergency struck in West Africa two of these colleagues have played vital roles in helping Sierra Leone's people and aiding the recovery process. Here, Daniel Ham of Luxembourg and Fortune Maduma of Zimbabwe tell their stories and we see how their skills have seen them taking on increased responsibility. 

7 October 2016

How Two Junior Professional Officers Showed Their Skills Amid Ebola Outbreak

More than 50 Junior Professional Officers play a vital role in helping WFP carry out its work across the world, and since the Ebola emergency struck in West Africa two of these colleagues have played vital roles in helping Sierra Leone's people and aiding the recovery process. Here, Daniel Ham of Luxembourg and Fortune Maduma of Zimbabwe tell their stories and we see how their skills have seen them taking on increased responsibility. 

Responding to Emergencies
7 October 2016

Displaced People Appeal to Aid Groups and Donors to Continue Support in South Sudan

When fighting erupted in July in Juba, looters ransancked and stole all the food in the main WFP warehouse in the South Sudanese capital. This disrupted food assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in the country, and particularly the more than 30,000 people sheltering in UN Peacekeeping bases in the city. Most of the people who rely on this assistance were very concerned about their survival, and appealed to aid agencies and their donors to continue support. It was a great relief to most women in the camps when WFP re-started full assistance in September.

Cash and Vouchers
5 October 2016

Better Support for the Poorest in Malawi

WFP is trying to ensure that food assistance reaches the poorest in Malawi by linking its emergency relief operations with the Government’s Social Cash Transfer Programme.

Cash and Vouchers
4 October 2016

Cash Smart Card Gives More Choice In Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is reeling from the worst drought in three decades. In Zimbabwe, more than four million people are struggling to put food on their tables. Without adequate and timely assistance, rural communities could lose years of hard-won development gains. WFP is evolving its response to hunger, using technology and cash-based transfers (CBT) to make a difference in people's lives.

30 September 2016

Refugees In Kenya’s Kalobeyei Settlement Enjoy Food Freedom

Kalobeyei settlement in Northern Kenya opened in June 2016 and is now hosting close to 6,000 refugees, mostly from South Sudan. The hybrid settlement aims to integrate the refugees with the local population, creating a strong bond in trade, education, and livelihoods. In Kalobeyei, WFP is giving refugees their food entitlement almost entirely in the form of cash transfers known as Bamba Chakula. 

Focus on Women
28 September 2016

Coping With El Nino's Devastating Impact On Southern Madagascar

Following three years of consecutive drought in the semi-arid south of Madagascar, it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be food insecure at the height of the lean season later this year and into 2017 – this number includes 600,000 in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. This report comes from the Androy region.  

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