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School Meals
1 December 2014

Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals

Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves. 

1 December 2014

10 Facts About Hunger In Swaziland

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Swaziland, which faces extremely high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rates. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: In the Field - Eyewitness to Ebola

Communications Officer Frances Kennedy has just returned from mission in Liberia, one of three countries most affected by the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Here she describes the work of staff in the country and the personal impact on colleagues and their families.

Climate Change
28 November 2014

Three Things WFP will be doing at COP 20

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru, and WFP will be there.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Rebuilding After Typhoon Haiyan

Marlou Diaz and his father clung on to a neighbour's gate to stay alive as Typhoon Haiyan swept across his seafront home in Tacloban, Philippines. After surviving this catastrophic natural disaster, he joined WFP's efforts. Here is his story.`

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Zo's Moment of Magic

When Programme Officer Zo Eorintany saw a young child alone and in tears while on assignment in eastern Chad, she rushed to take the girl, Sarah, into her arms. This is her WFP story.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
28 November 2014

Leading A Positive Life In Ethiopia

In 2011, WFP received its largest contribution from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US$56 million for a five-year programme in Ethiopia.  Although WFP had been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia since 2003, the PEPFAR contribution enabled a new dimension of assistance, where people are now provided with the ability to address their households’ food and nutrition requirements and send their kids to school.  Two women reflect on the impact that this generous donation has had on their lives.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Maliako Never Looks Back

As a Field Monitor Assistant deep in Lesotho's mountains, Maliako Posholi plays a vital role in WFP's development work – undeterred by challenges ranging from rough roads to the traditional society's judgements about women. The rewards come, she says, if a woman speaks with conviction, pursues opportunities and "never looks back". This is her story.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: It Becomes a Way of Life

Laure Chadraoui is a Communications Officer for the Syria crisis. She has been working extensively on the Regional Response in Syria, where WFP has been helping over 4 million people displaced by conflict. WFP also provides assistance for some 1.5 million refugees in neighbouring countries. This is her story.

Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2014

Life in the Field In South Sudan: Snakes, Hyenas and Retrieving Missing Food Commodities

Since March 2014 Musa Abdallah has been travelling with emergency mobile teams to reach vulnerable people who have been isolated by conflict in some of the most food-insecure areas of the country. The South Sudanese national became a team leader in October and tells us about the challenges he faced in his  new role while in the village of Mogok in Jonglei State.

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