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Climate Change
18 September 2014

Gearing Up For Afghanistan Lean Season And Beyond

With decades of conflict and a harsh geographical terrain, unemployment is high in Afghanistan. This is tough for families especially during the "lean season," the months before harvest time when food stocks and employment opportunities often dwindle to nothing.

18 September 2014

Syria Funding Crisis - What Are The Impacts?

WFP is running out of funds for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries and we have reached a critical point where drastic cutbacks are unavoidable. 

17 September 2014

Blog: A Community Approach To Managing The Ebola Threat

In Lofa County, one of Liberia’s most productive farming regions, rural communities have been deeply affected by the spread of the Ebola virus.  Frances Kennedy visited Barkedu where the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 165 lives and the community is creating its own systems to manage the Ebola threat. The World Food Programme is stepping up food assistance to this and other communities who are struggling to feed themselves.

17 September 2014

Mobile Technology For Data Collection In Zambia

A massive scale-up of the government's social cash tranfser programme necessited a major rethink of the data collection process. This is where WFP's Mobile Delivery and Tracking unit stepped in with an innovative technical solution.

 

 

 

16 September 2014

Dispatches From C.A.R. 5: The Boy In The Rain

While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, WFP’s Communications Officer in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Here's the fifth part of her series of blogs from C.A.R.

Food Security Analysis
16 September 2014

Blog: The New UN Hunger Report - What Does It Mean?

OK, so the UN has produced a new report on hunger and says there are now 805 million hungry people in the world. What does that mean? Is it good? Is it bad?

Purchase for Progress
15 September 2014

Biscuit Factory-In-A-Box Shows Its Value In Afghanistan

A biscuit factory shipped from Italy in seven containers and assembled in Afghanistan is now churning out nutrient-rich cookies for victims of humanitarian emergencies. At the same time, it is giving local farmers, millers and businessmen a chance of a brighter economic future.

Cash and Vouchers
11 September 2014

Honduras: Cash & Vouchers Prevent Families from Leaving their Communities

After the Coffee Rust devastated 50% of cultivated acres in Honduras, the national economy lost more than US$200 million. The coffee industry represents 4.8% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and for thousands of Honduran families it is their single source of jobs and income. No wonder the Coffee Rust is seriously compromising the food and nutrition security of these families.

School Meals
11 September 2014

School Meals In Lesotho Get Good Review From Visiting Dignitary

A top official from South Africa sees for himself the impact of his country's donation on hunger relief in Lesotho and, in particular, the big difference it has been making for school children.

Cash and Vouchers
10 September 2014

USAID and WFP Launch “PROGRESANDO El Salvador”

The Coffee Rust outbreak in El Salvador affected coffee production, labor demand, family income and therefore the food security of thousands of families who depend on coffee production. Thanks to USAID support, about 8.200 Salvadoran families will receive food vouchers for the next eight months to help them rebuild their livelihoods, improve their food security and reduce poverty. WFP will implement this project with authorities and NGOs.

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