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17 February 2015

Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support After A 10-Hour Boat Journey To Chad

They arrive by boat,  tired, hungry and distressed after a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria, in need of urgent assistance. 

Preventing Hunger
17 February 2015

WFP Assistance Helps Change Lives Across Kyrgyzstan

In 2014, WFP’s food assistance supported rural development and education in the Kyrgyz Republic improving the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people. WFP-supported projects last year included reforestation in Jalal-Abad provinces, rehabilitating an irrigation canal in Osh, school feeding in Naryn and vegetable gardening in Issyk-Kul. Here are people from various locations across the Kyrgyz Republic who received assistance in 2014.

16 February 2015

Nine Facts About Women In Ecuador

Empowering women is the first step towards a world with Zero Hunger. In Ecuador, rural women are still a step behind. Helping women advance is a strategic move that supports them in claiming their rights and also helps fight malnutrition.

Nutrition
14 February 2015

Cuba: "Magical Sprinkles" Help Prevent and Control Anemia

A radio programme on child nutrition in the province of Las Tunas served as a platform for a group of mothers to express their views on the Chispitas para Crecer (Sprinkles to Grow, in English). This joint project of the Government of Cuba and WFP provides micronutrient powder to prevent and control anemia among children under 3.

Responding to Emergencies
13 February 2015

Guatemala: A Family Weathers the Coffee Rust Crisis

GUATEMALA CITY. –Idalia López and Moisés Ramírez are Guatemalan smallholder farmers whose livelihoods have been devastated by Coffee Rust.

School Meals
12 February 2015

School Feeding In Senegal Is Going Local

Newly introduced food vouchers enable schools to buy local products and purchase food more regularly.  WFP’s initiative – piloted across 145 schools – ensures not only more nutritious food for children, but it also boosts the local economy and agricultural production.

Focus on Women
12 February 2015

One Woman's Story From The Mozambique Floods

Until the floods came, Esperança Gonçalves (34) had been living a quiet life, running her shop and earning enough to feed her family of six in Mocuba, Quelimane province, northern Mozambique.

School Meals
12 February 2015

Food Support For 190,000 Students Arrives In Laos

The first batch of USDA food contribution for 2015-2017 to WFP School Meals Programme has arrived in Vientiane.  The Super Cereal and vitamin-enriched vegetable oil will be transported to over 1,500 village schools, including the remotest areas of Laos, for community cooks to prepare a daily mid-morning snack for pre-primary and primary students.  The nutritious snack encourages students to come to school, reduces hunger and helps the students concentrate in classes.    

11 February 2015

Niger: The Last Hours Of Peace For Nigerian Refugees

World Food Programme Communication Officer Marco Frattini witnessed the last peaceful hours of Bosso, Niger, at the border with Nigeria, only a day before the communities in the area were attacked by armed militants from Nigeria. Despite the difficult circumstances, the local communities have shown tolerance towards and solidarity with the Nigerian refugees who have been fleeing from the recent escalation of violence. As WFP food assistance continues despite the extremely dangerous security situation, this report brings to our attention the mixed emotions of both refugees and local communities in a "calm before the storm" atmosphere.

10 February 2015

Meet ADAM – A Powerful Weapon In WFP’s Emergency Response

A newly launched alert system has the potential to dramatically speed up WFP's response in the aftermath of an emergency.

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