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16 February 2015

9 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 assists them 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.

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.

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.

9 February 2015

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger in Mali

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

School Meals
7 February 2015

School Meals Cutbacks - The View From One DRC School

In 2014, funding constraints obliged WFP to reduce the reach of its school feeding programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Only school children in conflict-affected areas of the country are now receiving WFP school meals. Children in other parts of DRC now have to study as best they can without a daily hot school meal. Thierry, from the Don Bosco primary school in Goma’s suburbs in eastern DRC, tells us about the consequences these cutbacks will have on the country’s school children.

Cash and Vouchers
4 February 2015

Ecuadorian Women Harvest the Fruits of their Labour

Women living in the canton of Pimampiro north of Quito are taking action. After attempting to sell food grown in their home gardens, they soon saw that there existed few formal market opportunities in their communities and realized that they faced many challenges. The following article tells the story of a group of organized and united women farmers who created a space for themselves in their local market and who now provide food for WFP’s assistance programmes.

 

4 February 2015

Journey To The Source Of Ebola

Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.  

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