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Cash and Vouchers
27 July 2014

WFP’s Cash-For-Training Project In Jordan Boosts Opportunities for Women

In many parts of the world, women lack access to financial capital and opportunities to gain skills that can help boost their qualifications for the job market. Vocational training, which involves development of technical capacity and entrepreneurship skills, can play a key role in helping girls and women secure employment. WFP, in collaboration with Jordanian NGO NAJMA as well as vocational training centres in different areas of northern Jordan (Ramtha, Mafraq and Irbid cities) supported a vocational training program that boosted the technical skills of hundreds of participants, many of whom were women. 

Responding to Emergencies
27 July 2014

Fatmeh And Her Family Spend Their Fourth Eid Al-Fitr Away From Home

In the northern towns of Lebanon, at the Syrian-Lebanese borders, reside Syrian refugee families who fled to Lebanon when the crisis erupted in their home country years ago.  Down the hill in Wadi Khaled in Akkar, in an unfinished building, lives Fatmeh Dikweid with her husband Ahmad, her four children and her siblings. Fatmeh and her family are spending their fourth Eid al-Fitr away from home. The occasion of Eid al-Fitr marks the feast of breaking the fast following the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Preventing Hunger
24 July 2014

Beating the Lean Season in Mali

Below-average rainfall in 2013 brought meager harvests and food stocks have run out early this year. Malian farmers who planted in May must now wait until October for the next harvest, and vulnerable communities are feeling the pressure. 

23 July 2014

Dispatches from C.A.R. Episode 2: "The day we didn't go to Bossangoa"

July 2014, Central African Republic - While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, our colleague in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Read her diaries and try to get a sense of what it's like to live and work in C.A.R. during these dramatic days. Here's the second episode of a series describing her adventurous journey to the city of  Bossangoa.

23 July 2014

Nile Boats Transport Food Aid

Barges carrying urgently needed food to help people cut off by floods and fighting in remote areas of South Sudan are being moved into a convoy on the River Nile at Juba. 

Nutrition
22 July 2014

In Sierra Leone, Food From WFP Vital To Fight Against Child Malnutrition

Malnutrition rates in Sierra Leone are among the highest in the world and the leading cause of child mortality in the country. In partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting malnourished children from the poorest households through a supplementary feeding programme, reaching 49,740 children across the country.  

 

Responding to Emergencies
22 July 2014

Indigenous Guaraní Women Organize Nutrition Fair

Women of the Assembly of the Guaraní People (APG) communities of Yakulgua organized a nutrition fair in the city of Yacuiba.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
22 July 2014

High-Tech Donation Brings Digital Age To Southern Swaziland

Nhlangano – The UN World Food Programme and the Ministry of Health brought the information age to the main health centre of this ruggedly beautiful corner of Swaziland with a donation of state-of-the-art computers and IT equipment in July this year.

Focus on Women
22 July 2014

Better Access to Credit In Malawi

WFP is using what's known as the Warehouse Receipt System to procure food directly from small-scale farmers in Malawi. By selling to WFP through this innovative system, Alice, a farmer in Lilongwe district, was able to access a loan for the first time. 

Nutrition
21 July 2014

Lack of Funds Threatens Fight Against Malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Each year during the lean season—also known as the “hunger season”—the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a number of activities in Burkina Faso to prevent malnutrition, efforts that have proven effective in the fight against hunger. Due to a lack of funding, however, the programme has been reduced and could be suspended completely this year.

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