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School Meals
5 September 2014

Rugby's Million Meal Challenge Set To 'Tackle' Hunger

With only a year to go until one of the most anticipated sports events worldwide, WFP and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have teamed up to raise funds and awareness about hunger at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

4 September 2014

'Running Hard To Contain Spread Of Ebola Virus' [Interview]

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency response in Ebola-hit nations of West Africa – most notably Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In this interview, WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown, who has just come back from the front lines of the operation, describes the situation in the field. 

4 September 2014

'Zero Hunger: A World Without Hunger' Pictured By Child Artists

Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in?

Food Security Analysis
3 September 2014

C.A.R.: Experts Start Mapping Families' Access To Food

Twelve months after the last such survey, a nationwide assessment is about to get underway in Central African Republic to measure how 'food secure' families now are. The Emergency Food Security Assessment is being carried out by WFP, C.A.R. authorities and NGO partners so they can see how to respond better to the needs of the population.

Nutrition
3 September 2014

Cash Or Nutritious Foods: Which Is Better To Prevent Acute Malnutrition?

For the first time, a new study from Niger compares different malnutrition interventions within the same community and finds that specialized nutritious foods offer both an effective and affordable approach, writes WFP's Saskia de Pee, one of the study's authors.

3 September 2014

Indonesia: Vacancy Announcement - Field Monitor Assistant (Temporary)

United Nations World Food Programme

Indonesia

Vacancy Announcement

14/INS/NTT/PROG/034

 

World Food Programme, Indonesia invites applications from the eligible candidates for the following position:

Position:               Field Monitor Assistant (Temporary)

Contract Type:        Service Contract/SSA

Duty Station:          Kupang, NTT Province

Disaster Risk Reduction
3 September 2014

Tunnel-Type Agriculture Arms Philippine Farmers Against Extreme Weather

Farmers from Sorsogon face the constant challenge of extreme weather conditions which damage their crops. Thanks to the US Government, Bicol University, and the World Food Programme, these farmers can now protect some of their crops through the tunnel-type agriculture.

School Meals
2 September 2014

Nicaragua: School Meals Start Early in Response to Drought

Amid continuing drought, the Government of Nicaragua has decided to advance the distribution of school meals for 1,050,000 students in public schools. WFP helps by providing food to 155,000 children in municipalities vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity.

2 September 2014

Central America Battles Impact Of Drought And Coffee Rust

Some 2.5 million people in Central America need food assistance due to the combined impact of severe drought, the Coffee Rust plague and a spike in food prices. WFP is working with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to provide food assistance to 1.4 million people, but there are challenges. 

1 September 2014

Chad: Building Resilience and Fighting Soil Erosion

Faced with a food crisis in Chad, the World Food Programme is increasing its resilience and capacity-building projects, which allow populations to help themselves improve their food security.  For example, in Biltine, the capital of the Wadi Fira region in eastern Chad, villagers are installing stone walls to improve infertile land conditions through the “Food for Assets” programme.

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