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Nutrition
31 January 2013

WFP Provides Nutritional Support For Kuchi Women In Southern Afghanistan

With their brightly-coloured clothes and facial tattoos, Kuchi women from the traditional nomads of Afghanistan stand out in a sea of burkas. But the nutritional challenges these women face are similar to those of all Afghan women.

Responding to Emergencies
20 January 2013

WFP And The Government Of Afghanistan Preparing For Emergencies Together

In a country faced with recurring natural disasters and the effects of decades of conflict, it pays to be prepared for any eventuality. WFP and the Government of Afghanistan are working together to bolster the country's emergency preparedness measures.

Aid professionals
20 December 2012

The Murghab Valley ‘Breakthrough’: A Victory For Humanitarian Assistance In Afghanistan

When everybody says "it can't be done", what would you do? Would you accept it as a fact or would you rise up to the challenge and find a solution? Read on for an inspiring story of commitment and dedication from WFP's team in Afghanistan.

Preventing Hunger
5 November 2012

Preparing for Winter: WFP Distributes Food in Afghan Mountain Villages

As snow starts to fall in north-eastern Afghanistan, WFP is rushing to provide food supplies to communities that will be cut off in the winter months.

Focus on Women
17 October 2012

On World Food Day, WFP Reassures Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Today, WFP celebrates World Food Day in Afghanistan along with its sister agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. This year the emphasis is on supporting agricultural cooperatives and farmers’ organizations.

Focus on Women
30 September 2012

Stitching A Future For Afghan Women

Giving Afghan women the chance to learn marketable skills is one way to help Afghanistan on the road to peace and stability, as well as food security.

Climate Change
25 September 2012

Finding Peace On An Afghan Hiking Trail

Can a trek in the mountains of Afghanistan contribute to building peace in the country? The World Food Programme and its sister agencies, brought together at a special event for International Peace Day, believe it can.

Aid professionals
19 September 2012

Human(itarian) Resources with a Difference in Afghanistan

If the job “HR Officer” conjures up images of paper-pushing nay-sayers epitomised by the Evil Catbert character on Dilbert… think again. Filomena Zukauskaite talks about the laughter, tears and piercing questions from her young daughter that are all in a day's work for a WFP HR Officer in Afghanistan.

School Meals
11 September 2012

Afghanistan: Set On Career As Doctor, Schoolgirl Makes Most Of School

Gul Seema, 13, wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Now that she is able to come to school, her natural intelligence is starting to shine through and a medical career seems entirely possible. She’s a classic example of how a school meals programme can unlock possibilities for poor children.

Aid professionals
15 August 2012

Afghanistan: New Humanitarian Mission For Lourdes

After winning the 2012 WFP Merit Award for her work in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, Lourdes Ibarra recently started a new challenging job as the Head of WFP's Herat Area Office in Afghanistan. On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Lourdes talks about the difficulties and rewards of her career as a humanitarian worker. This article first appeared in the Huffington Post.

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