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Focus on Women
15 October 2014

Women Get Recognition For Feeding Malawi’s Children

International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October to promote rural women as key players in making the changes necessary for sustainable development, including improving food security. In honour of the day and to promote gender equality, WFP in Malawi is helping to empower women volunteer cooks in the school meals programme.

15 October 2014

A Refugee From Colombia Helping To Feed Others

Six years ago, Vanessa arrived in Ecuador when violence threatened her family in her native Colombia.  Now she makes her living by growing food that WFP distributes to newly arrived refugees.

Purchase for Progress
14 October 2014

Four UN Agencies Join Hands To Put Smiles On The Face Of Rural Women In Rwanda

WFP, FAO, IFAD and UN Women designed an innovative and comprehensive effort to support economic empowerment of rural women for sustainable livelihoods and improved food security.

Aid professionals
13 October 2014

Ebola Response: WFP Supports Distressed Families In Sierra Leone

The unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa continues to cause distress and sorrow among families. John Crisci, an experienced aid worker who has been coordinating the WFP emergency response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, tells us about an experience he has never had in his life.

13 October 2014

WFP Steps Up Assistance to Meet Urgent Food Needs of Families and Communities Affected By Ebola

The United Nations World Food Programme is continuing to scale up its operations to provide food and logistical support to over 1 million people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

10 October 2014

First Remote Food Security Survey Finds Families in Ebola Heartland Struggling

WFP’s food security analysis unit is using new remote mobile phone technologies to track how households are coping in the three worst Ebola-affected countries of West Africa.

School Meals
10 October 2014

School Meals: "I Want My Children to Achieve More Than I Have..."

The productive and sustainable school feeding programme in Bolivia assists every year 40,000 children of rural areas. In three departments, Chuquisaca, Tarija y Pando, WFP gives one meal (breakfast or lunch) which is complemented by second meal that is provided by the municipal government. The purpose of the programme is that children, especially girls, attend classes, reduce hunger in the short term and focus on their lessons.

For Companies
10 October 2014

Michael Kors Wants To Watch Hunger Stop

A partner of WFP, Michael Kors launched his brand’s Watch Hunger Stop campaign for the second year in a row on October 1 to support World Food Day.

9 October 2014

Ebola: WFP Aims To Provide Food For A Million People

The UN World Food Programme is continuing to scale up its operations to provide food to over 1 million people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Logistics
9 October 2014

Safe, reliable transportation to the most remote regions of Northern Mali

In Mali, even at the best of times, poor infrastructure and washed out roads in the rainy season make access to remote communities a constant challenge for humanitarian workers. Add to that the ongoing security concerns of the past two years, including frequent rocket-fire in the North and IED (improvised explosive device) explosions on roads, and humanitarian access can become very difficult.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide