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Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2014

Not Even Children Spared In Syria’s Conflict

The Syrian crisis has claimed many lives; displaced hundreds of thousands and tore families apart. In most cases families were on the run to save their young ones; leaving everything behind to keep their children safe and alive. But in some cases children could not be saved. Um Mustafa is a Syrian mother who has lost her two eldest sons to the unknown; their whereabouts and their fate remain unknown to this day.

Purchase for Progress
30 April 2014

Nicaragua: Food Sovereignty and Delicious Beans

The members of the Multisectoral Women Organization of Wale-that is part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) project. Is preparing themselves for the next planting season, starting in May when their rainy season begins.

Nutrition
30 April 2014

Children Hit Hardest By Hunger Crisis In C.A.R.

While the recent violence has wrecked countless lives in C.A.R., its effects have hit children the hardest. Forced to flee their homes and abandon school, they often find their parents now cannot feed them adequately. Children are more likely to die from malnutrition than from bullets in this crisis. WFP is working to address this threat in places like the Boy Rabe health centre in Bangui.

Focus on Women
30 April 2014

Nepal: ‘Goat Bank’ Gives New Hope

A 'Goat Bank' scheme introduced as part of income-generating activities in the rural far-western region of the country is ushering new hope for food-insecure families.

Cash and Vouchers
29 April 2014

In Gaza, WFP Turns Women Into Community Nutritionists

Micronutrient deficiencies and obesity - the "double burden" of malnutrition facing many developing countries - are interlinked with poverty and are closely related to access to healthy, nutritious food, dietary habits and physical activity. WFP is tackling malnutrition in Palestine that is mostly a result of families’ inability to buy healthy and nutritious foods due to high food prices.

Nutrition
28 April 2014

Honduras: Absorbing Knowledge and Nutrients

In order to maximize the efficiency of the National School Feeding Programme, 1.3 million children will receive deworming treatments in Honduras. The Deworming initiatives are in line with WFP objectives to ensure proper health and hygiene to school children nationally.

Nutrition
28 April 2014

Ecuador: Delivery Truck Is A Dream Come True

We all remember our first car. We also remember the saving and sacrifice it took to get it. In Ecuador, a farmers' organization purchased its first truck recently, turning a dream into reality. It was partly thanks to a WFP programme in which the farmers learnt better accounting techniques. To show their appreciation, the farmers sent a photo of the truck to WFP's Gabriella Malo, who shares the full story here.

School Meals
25 April 2014

In Somalia, WFP Meals Transform Children's Lives: From Working Life To Student Life

There are 67 million school-age children worldwide who do not attend school. Poor rural families must often choose between sending their children to school or to work the fields. A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there, and allows the children to focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs. In Somalia, WFP works with over 400 schools and provides daily meals to over 100,000 school children in the parts of the country we have access to.
Purchase for Progress
24 April 2014

Draft Animals Give Women New Lease Of Life In Zambia

The Women's Empowerment through Animal Traction (WEAT) project is being implemented in two districts, Mazabuka in Southern and Kawambwa in Luapula Province. Heifer International Zambia has worked with community structures and local leadership to identify beneficiaries for the project.

Preventing Hunger
23 April 2014

Afghanistan: WFP Food Assistance Helps Families Get Through Rough Winter In Kabul

In a make-shift tent campsite inside Kabul city, sits Sarake Panj Proja Tamani, an informal settlement that serves as home to hundreds of the poorest of the poor. The inhabitants live in extremely harsh conditions: inhabiting mud houses covered with fabric sewn together, with dirt floors, without running water, in an open area leaving them exposed to Afghanistan’s brutal winter.

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