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Responding to Emergencies
14 July 2014

Home Away From Home: Building Hope At Zaatari Camp

Abdel Sattar Rifai arrived at Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan in mid-2012, following a precarious 12-hour journey by foot from his home city of Dara’a in Syria to the Jordanian borders where he and hundreds of other refugees fled from violence in their hometowns.

Logistics
11 July 2014

Fighting Malaria In Zambia With Your Cellphone

WFP has been contracted by the United Nations Development Programme through the Global Fund to distribute 4.8 million mosquito nets to 980 health centres across the country.

Responding to Emergencies
11 July 2014

Food for Work: "Helping Bolivians Stand and Walk Once More"

With the waters receding, families affected by the floods in Bolivia have entered the recovery phase, which starts with the rehabilitation of their communities. Currently, 500 communities in Bolivia are active participants in the ‘Food for Work’ programme which rebuilds homes, schools, roads and agricultural land throughout their communities, in exchange for food.

Nutrition
11 July 2014

Freedom Through Food In Zimbabwe

When you’re in good health and have ready access to food, you tend not to give it much thought. But when you don’t, then you realize you’re in trouble – and the worry can consume you. Through WFP’s Health and Nutrition programme, thousands of families are once again able to start living without constantly worrying about these basics.

School Meals
10 July 2014

Honduras: Zero Hunger National Drawing Challenge

The First Lady of Honduras, Ana de Hernández, World Food Programme Representative to Honduras, Pasqualina Di Sirio, BANPAIS* representative, Nidia Manzanares, and Minister of Education, Marlon Escoto, revealed the winners of the Reto Hambre Cero: un mundo sin hambre (Zero Hunger Challenge: A World Without Hunger) drawing contest in Honduras.

Responding to Emergencies
10 July 2014

UN’s Quick Response to Earthquake in Guatemala

Early Monday morning an earthquake measuring 6.4 degrees on the Richter scale, shook the border area between Guatemala and Mexico. The Guatemalan Department of San Marcos, which borders the two countries was the most adversely affected. The following pictures are from WFP’s initial response teams, which are currently on the scene assessing the situation.

10 July 2014

Three Generations Of An Iraqi Family Displaced In Peramagroon

When violence broke out in Samaraa city in Iraq’s Salaheldin governorate, Umm Ibrahim, an Iraqi woman in her eighties, took shelter with nine other family members inside a relative’s garage. Two nights later, they fled to Peramagroon district in the nearby Suleymaniyah governorate, where they now live inside a public school with twelve other displaced families.

Preventing Hunger
10 July 2014

Philippines: 5 Things You Need To Know About “Momsie”

In partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) recently launched “Momsie,” a Filipino-made, locally-produced supplementary food.

Focus on Women
9 July 2014

Changing Behavior, Changing Lives in Burkina Faso

Shifting habits and adapting cultural customs are often vital steps to improving food security. With the support of the Government as well as cultural and religious leaders, the World Food Programme (WFP) is helping Burkinabe families rethink social norms, for the benefit of the entire community. 

Nutrition
9 July 2014

Malnutrition In Cambodia: The Hidden Problem That Costs Up To US$400 Million Annually

There are currently five million undernourished Cambodian citizens. A study released in December 2013 by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), WFP and UNICEF reveals that malnutrition costs between US$250 million and US$400 million annually or 1.5% to 2.5% of Cambodia’s total annual Gross Domestic Product.

Edith Heines, Deputy Country Director of WFP Cambodia, sat down with us to share her thoughts on malnutrition in Cambodia.

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