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7 July 2015

Syrian Refugee Mother In Lebanon Loses Hope

One hand clutched onto the curtain, the other protecting her head, she crouched next to the sofa in her living room trying to protect herself from the rubble falling around her. This is how Fatmeh spent her final moments in Idlib, a city in northeastern Syria afflicted by the ongoing war. She now lives in a modest tented settlement in Mount Lebanon with her husband and two children. 

7 July 2015

From Yemen to Somalia - WFP supports refugees

For decades Somalis have been fleeing the conflict inside Somalia, risking their lives on overcrowded boats crossing the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Yemen. However, the escalating conflict in the neighboring country is reversing the migration trend as Yemeni families continue to arrive in the Somali ports of Bossaso and Berbera, fleeing the violence that has flared up in their country.

 

6 July 2015

Guatemala: For a 3-Year-Old Boy, Food Assistance Can Bring the Treat of a Watermelon Slice

For 3 years old Axel, a watermelon means that his mother had come home with his favorite fruit. For his mother, Juliana, it means that her children despite the severe drought will be able to eat. For WFP, ECHO, and the government, it means that the food assistance has achieved its purpose. Our colleague in Guatemala, Marta Orozco, describes the situation of the Gomez family and how food assistance helps them improve their nutrition.

6 July 2015

Millennium Development Goals 2015

At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders gathered at the United Nations (UN) to shape a broad vision to fight poverty in its many dimensions. That vision - which became eight goals - that we now know as the Millennium Development Goal’s (MDGs). It was a pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and to free the world from extreme poverty.

Purchase for Progress
4 July 2015

Tradition Meets Innovation in Farmer Field Days

The theme for International Day of Cooperatives – celebrated this year on 4 July – is ’Equality’. The World Food Programme (WFP) is marking the day by reaffirming its commitment to empowering women through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in Malawi.

Nutrition
3 July 2015

Supporting Access To Food And Good Nutrition

As one of the 38 countries to achieve anti-hunger targets for 2015, Peru has a lot to celebrate. In fact, the country has managed to reduce its number of hungry people by half in the last 15 years.

Logistics
3 July 2015

From Port to Plate: The Critical Role Of Mersin, Turkey And WFP Logistics In The Syria Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) Staffer Victoria Clasen pens a guided tour of the enormous logistical effort behind the food assistance WFP provides to displaced communities inside Syria. Starting from a warehouse belonging to one of Turkey’s major food producers in Mersin, to the trucks and ships crossing borders to bring food to Syria, Clasen paints a vivid picture that culminates in WFP’s ultimate objective: food for conflict-affected families inside Syria.

Climate Change
2 July 2015

Fatima’s First Dream

Sabrina Quezada, Communications Officer in Nicaragua, loves to go to the field to meet WFP project participants. She did not hesitate to go to the field when the WFP Office in Washington, D.C. asked her to interview a mother and participant of the school meals programme. The interview was part of a Michael Kors’ campaign on Mother’s Day in the United States to support WFP School Meals. When Sabrina asked Fatima, her interviewee, about her dreams, her answer left Sabrina speechless. 

2 July 2015

FAQs on Food Quality and Safety in Nepal

We know you may have questions about our emergency operations in Nepal. Here are some answers to questions raised on social media recently.

2 July 2015

VoucherChef: Tebbuli

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. 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.

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