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Focus on Women
26 November 2014

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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM “NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”

In the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WFP staff in Honduras initiated an internal campaign to sensitize all staff and how they can share with family and friends.

26 November 2014

A 360° View of How (And Where) Syrian Refugees Will Spend Thanksgiving

Bekaa valley, Lebanon - With winter at the door, heavy rains have turned Bekaa valley settlements into a muddy swamp. This is where thousands of Syrian refugees will spend the holiday period celebrated by millions of North Americans as Thanksgiving. Follow (with your mouse!) WFP's Jonathan Dumont and Abeer Etefa to get a cool, interactive 360°perspective of the situation.

26 November 2014

Swaziland: Nutrition Advice Helps Farmer Win Battle Against AIDS

Diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011, Sabelo became badly malnourished as he struggled to keep his farm going and feed his family. He seemed to be on a downward spiral. But a combination of antiretrovirals, food assistance and nutrition advice turned things around. Today, he grows enough vegetables to keep himself healthy and earn an income on the local market. 

25 November 2014

Ending Violence Against Women – A Crucial Step Towards Zero Hunger

“If we go into the bush to collect firewood, we risk getting robbed or raped – all sorts of things,” Maria Nabinto, a refugee in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), told the World Food Programme (WFP) earlier this year.

Nutrition
24 November 2014

Liberia: With Seven Dead, Ebola-hit Family Hopes Worst Is Over

The Stewart family, which lives in a village in central Liberia, lost seven of its members to Ebola in just nine weeks. The two remaining adults - two sisters - are hoping that the rest of their family will be spared. They, like other survivors across the country, are receiving WFP food assistance to help them through the crisis.

21 November 2014

Five Hunger Facts Fans of 'The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1' Should Know

The latest installment of “The Hunger Games” saga is playing in cinemas around the globe. The film shows an imaginary world in which most of the population lives in hunger and poverty. A fictitious bird, the Mockingjay, symbolizes a rebellion against this state of affairs - with a reluctant young heroine inspiring hope among desperate people. Here are five things that fans of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” could learn to help create a world with zero hunger:

20 November 2014

C.A.R. Can't Wait...To Go Back To School

After several delays due to insecurity, many schools have opened today in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.) As children are back in class, WFP's  school meals programme has restarted.  We followed Christelle, a 8 year old girl in second grade, during her first day of school in the capital Bangui, after a break of four months. 

Nutrition
19 November 2014

India: Child Nutrition Improved Through Rice Fortification

WFP helps the government enhance school meals in the Indian State of Odisha with iron-fortified rice. The initiative has won the approval of Roopteshwar, a schoolboy in the Gajapati district of eastern India.

Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2014

Bangladesh: Flood-Affected Families Survived On WFP Biscuits

In August, a devastating flood affected nearly two million people in northern Bangladesh.  Laily, her husband and their son were some of them. They were forced out of their home by floods which ruined essential belongings and threatened their dreams for the future. “We could survive on biscuits when there was nothing else to eat,” Laily stated, referring to the micronutrient-fortified biscuits that the World Food Programme provided to 106,450 displaced flood victims.

 

19 November 2014

In South Burundi, A Food for Training Project Gives Hope To Returnees

In 2014, WFP-Burundi continued to support the reintegration of Burundian returnees in their communities. This was done through food-for-assets and food-for-training activities bringing together host communities and former refugees returning to Burundi from neighboring countries. In Makamba, a province in eastern Burundi with a high concentration of returnees, people who participated in a WFP food-for-training project can now earn a living.

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