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18 June 2012

In Niger, Using Mobile Money to Buy Food on Local Markets

For the first time in Niger, WFP is using mobile money to help the poorest purchase food at local markets.

Preventing Hunger
17 June 2012

WFP's 4 Messages For Rio+20

This week, world leaders meet with representatives of the private sector, NGOS and other groups in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to map out ways to make the world safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous. One of the challenges is how to feed a world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and in fact ‘Food’ is one of the seven key priorities that the Rio+20 summit will be focusing on, as it defines ‘the future we want’.

15 June 2012

Blog From Haiti: Supporting Dairy Farmers, Feeding School Children

On her way to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped off in Haiti to see some of WFP’s projects there. She sent back this blog after seeing how children in several schools are now receiving local milk as part of a truly sustainable project that supports local farmers while ensuring children get the nutrition they need.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
8 June 2012

Nutritious Food In Mozambique Essential to Good Health

In Mozambique, WFP provides nutritional food to help ease the burden of high rates of both malnutrition and HIV. This food helps twins like Sandra and Guida regain their health.

School Meals
5 June 2012

Nepal: Age No Bar For Learning

Seventy-year-old Nandakala Singh, who receives WFP School Meals, proves that age is just a number when one has the heart to learn.

Cash and Vouchers
1 June 2012

Cash & Vouchers: Helping Communities Fractured by Years of Armed Conflict in DRC

Cash & vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo stimulate local economies and reinforce social integration. Bargaining over food prices and the interaction between the displaced and host populations in the market contribute to building social cohesion in communities fractured by years of conflict.

Preventing Hunger
1 June 2012

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates to WFP Refugee Operations in Tanzania

On 30 May, the World Food Programme in Tanzania received a donation of dates valued at USD 700,000 from the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support refugee operations in the north-west of the country.

31 May 2012

Building Resilience In Burkina Faso [Photo Gallery]

This year, 18 million people will be affected by the unfolding hunger crisis in Sahel, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

ED - E.Cousin
28 May 2012

ED In Japan: "We Will Work Every Day To Earn Your Trust"

World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met today with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, welcoming the nation's continued commitment to support WFP, even amidst fiscal difficulties.

Purchase for Progress
27 May 2012

In Kenya: Buying Locally, Helping Small-Scale Farmers Grow

In Kenya, Purchase for Progress began as a pilot project in 2009. WFP aims to work with approximately 10,000 farmers by the end of 2013.


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