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12 July 2016

Making the Most of the First 1,000 Days: Supporting Child Nutrition in Kerala

The first 1,000 days are a critical window of opportunity to give a child the best possible start in life for good nutrition for cognitive and physical development. WFP and the government of Kerala are helping parents give their children this essential boost with food distributed through social safety nets.

Students And Teachers
8 July 2016

Meet WFP's first Children's Design Competition Winner from Haiti

“Mwen santim fyè”, “I feel proud” says Emmanus in Haitian Creole with a shy grin. Emmanus II Chery is ten years old, recently graduated from fourth grade, and resides in the small community of Pestel, in Haiti’s Grand-Anse Department. He is the first child to have won an award for Haiti in WFP’s global Children’s Design Competition, and he feels very proud to represent his country and to be recognized for his drawing, which portrays the importance of local production.

Responding to Emergencies
7 July 2016

We Go To Bed Hungry So The Children Can Eat, Says Woman In Swaziland

Emergency relief distributions have begun in Swaziland in response to drought which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people not having enough to eat.

Students
6 July 2016

From School Meals Recipient to Presidential Fellow

Each year, nearly 50,000 people apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship – the flagship program of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Out of the applicants, 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa are selected to receive professional development training at various universities across the U.S.

5 July 2016

All About The World Food Programme

The World Food Programme's mission is to save lives and livelihoods, and to improve the nutrition, food security and self-reliance of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Nutrition
4 July 2016

Philippines: How WFP Supports the Nutrition of Nursing Mothers

Omelkhair is a 29-year old mother from Piagapo, Lanao del Sur. With a little help from the community health centre, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (JAWFP), she is able to provide the right nutrition to her daughter through breastfeeding.

Nutrition
30 June 2016

10 Facts About Nutrition in China

While malnutrition remains a problem in China, particularly in rural areas, the country has made much progress in recent decades. Here are 10 things to know about the status of nutrition in China. 

Cash and Vouchers
30 June 2016

FamilyChef: Foul (Egyptian Bean Dip)

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) recipe series, FamilyChef. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

Cash and Vouchers
28 June 2016

How WFP Assistance Empowered a Refugee in Ecuador

Lucia (protected name) lives in a rural area of the province of Esmeraldas and she has been receiving cash transfers from WFP for several months. The first time she obtained it was unforgettable. 

27 June 2016

An Interview with German Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken

Germany has supported the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria crisis response with an unprecedented record contribution of €570 million in 2016. The Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome, Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken, visited German-funded programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. He describes his impressions in an interview with WFP.

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