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Food For Assets
6 November 2014

From Barren Fields To Bright Hopes In Lesotho

For many years the farming community of Ha-Sankoe in Rothe communal area has struggled to cope with extreme weather shocks that have left many families destitute. They have toiled in barren fields but ended up harvesting little. Despite years of food insecurity, this year the heavens smiled on Ha-Sankoe after the World Food Programme (WFP) introduced a Food-for-Assets scheme. Thanks to a US$ 1 million contribution from the Government of Russia, 80 villagers from Rothe have been able to rehabilitate their eroded land. 

5 November 2014

WFP's 10 Best Tweets Of October

Are you following WFP on Twitter? If not, here are 10 good reasons to do so -- a selection of tweets highlighting what we were up to in October.
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Responding to Emergencies
4 November 2014

Philippines: 1 Year After Typhoon Haiyan [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's a year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Here's a look back at what happened and how - thanks to partners and supporters around the world - the World Food Programme was able to respond.

3 November 2014

In Kenya, One Cook Is Serving Up School Lunches With A Side Of Love

Malwera Lekomom only made it through year 7 in school. Her family’s needs forced her to abandon her education in order to help out at home.  But with support from the World Food Programme, she's shaping a bright future for her children and countless others...

Focus on Women
31 October 2014

WFP’s Bike Ride for Rural Women in Ecuador

On October 19, the UN celebrated Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day by organizing an event with healthy activities for families at El Ejido Park in Quito.  The event was held by WFP and local, national, and international partners, as well as smallholder women farmers from rural areas of Ecuador who have formed associations to work together, reduce costs, and improve access to markets.  At the event, information regarding rural women, their importance in agricultural production, and the ways in which people in cities can support them, such as purchasing their fresh and healthy products, was shared with the public.

30 October 2014

13 Gifs To Explain WFP's Logistics Response To Ebola

As well as providing food to families affected by Ebola in West Africa, WFP is also providing crucial logistics support to our partners in this massive emergency operation. As you can see below, this includes building treatment units, dispatching relief supplies, building warehouses and transporting aid workers.

Purchase for Progress
30 October 2014

WFP Supports Savings Schemes For Rural Women In Uganda

WFP-supported saving schemes in Uganda are enabling farmers to readily access cash, thereby reducing the likelihood of them having to sell their produce at a lower price to meet their immediate needs.

Responding to Emergencies
30 October 2014

Emergency Simulation Boosts Ugandan Disaster Preparedness and Response

Last month, disaster preparedness and response staff of the Government of Uganda and staff from ten humanitarian agencies participated in a WFP supported simulation exercise to gauge Uganda's readiness to handle a sudden onset of disaster.

27 October 2014

How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia

The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia.

27 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau. 

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