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Focus on Women
5 April 2012

Philippines: Women Planting For Their Community

After being displaced by conflict, the women of Manga have finally found a way to support their families. Together with other women from their community, they are helping rebuild their families' lives and re-establishing their own livelihoods.

4 April 2012

How WFP Responds To Disasters [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis. Want to know what happens when disaster strikes and WFP is called on to provide emergency food assistance? This infographic explains the key steps in our response, from the first few hours of the emergency right through to the situation 3 months later.

Food For Assets
3 April 2012

Cambodia: LG Visits WFP Programmes In Prey Veng Province

A high-level delegation from LG in South Korea recently visited Prey Veng Province in Cambodia to witness the impact of their three-year support to the communities participating in WFP’s Food-for-Assets programmes. The delegation was led by Young-Kee Kim, Executive Vice-President and Chief Relations Officer of the LG Group and their Corporate Social Responsibility Team accompanied by Monica Marshall, WFP Global Head of Private Partnerships and Edith Heines, WFP Cambodia Deputy Country Director.

Responding to Emergencies
27 March 2012

The Malnutrition Threat In The Sahel

How is the current hunger crisis in the Sahel impacting levels of malnutrition in the region? And what is WFP doing in response? In this Q&A, our West Africa team of nutritionists explain what's happening and what we're doing.

Preventing Hunger
27 March 2012

Philippines: A Day In The Life Of Lolita Hernando

Lolita Hernando is one of the women in Lanao del Norte, one of the conflict-affected provinces in Mindanao. Her family has benefited from WFP assistance through a School Feeding Programme in partnership with the Department of Education and a livelihood project in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She is 44 years old and has 7 children. She was displaced in 2008 during an upsurge in conflict, but has returned to her original home. We followed her for a day to see what has been keeping her busy lately!

Nutrition
25 March 2012

World TB Day: Treating Tuberculosis, One Meal at a Time

Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis infection in the world. Nutritional support is essential in enabling patients to take-up treatment and improving treatment success.

Logistics
25 March 2012

Afghanistan: Burning The Right Stuff - Fuel Quality Training For UNHAS

In addition to providing air support to more than 160 aid and donor agencies in Afghanistan, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is working with aviation staff on recommended international standards.

23 March 2012

WFP Honours Exceptional Staff in Libya, Sudan, Kenya and Japan

WFP today paid tribute to staffers who showed exceptional dedication last year as they dealt with dramatic humanitarian emergencies in Libya, Sudan, the Horn of Africa and Japan.

Focus on Women
20 March 2012

Djibouti: For Displaced Women, Food Assistance Shows They're “Not Forgotten”

During times of drought and civil conflict, women are usually on the frontlines, fighting to keep their families afloat. Helaffi and Bidari, two women now in a nomadic encampment in northern Djibouti, are typical. Thanks to support from WFP and the EU, they're managing - and the food is keeping their spirits up.

20 March 2012

French Language Celebrated On FreeRice

Parlez-vous français? Are you one of the 116 million people currently studying French? Looking to brush up on your French geography? If so, then listen up!

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