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Responding to Emergencies
22 July 2014

Indigenous Guaraní Women Organize Nutrition Fair

Women of the Assembly of the Guaraní People (APG) communities of Yakulgua organized a nutrition fair in the city of Yacuiba.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
22 July 2014

High-Tech Donation Brings Digital Age To Southern Swaziland

Nhlangano – The UN World Food Programme and the Ministry of Health brought the information age to the main health centre of this ruggedly beautiful corner of Swaziland with a donation of state-of-the-art computers and IT equipment in July this year.

Focus on Women
22 July 2014

Better Access to Credit In Malawi

WFP is using what's known as the Warehouse Receipt System to procure food directly from small-scale farmers in Malawi. By selling to WFP through this innovative system, Alice, a farmer in Lilongwe district, was able to access a loan for the first time. 

Nutrition
21 July 2014

Lack of Funds Threatens Fight Against Malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Each year during the lean season—also known as the “hunger season”—the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a number of activities in Burkina Faso to prevent malnutrition, efforts that have proven effective in the fight against hunger. Due to a lack of funding, however, the programme has been reduced and could be suspended completely this year.

Climate Change
21 July 2014

Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

Focus on Women
21 July 2014

Giving New Hope To Women In Eastern Afghanistan

WFP has been providing food assistance to vulnerable women, especially widows and female school drop-outs, to encourage them to take part in vocational training courses that will teach them income-generating skills such as embroidery, handicrafts and making bed rolls for children.

18 July 2014

South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid Reaches Remote, Conflict-Torn Community

While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners race to expand food assistance to reach communities living in very remote and hard to reach areas. Words and photos from Jackie Dent

16 July 2014

11 Myths About Malnutrition in Latin America

There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.

16 July 2014

6 Things To Know About The UN Humanitarian Response Depots

Last week in Las Palmas, the humanitarian community welcomed the newest addition to the network of UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), ready to respond to emergencies around the world. But what is UNHRD?

Disaster Risk Reduction
16 July 2014

WFP And DFID In Joint Push To Prepare For Disasters And Save Lives

In 2013, a staggering number of people struggled to cope with the impact of conflict and natural disaster. The Syria conflict left 9.3 million people in need of urgent assistance, while Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 6,000 people and destroyed over a million homes.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide