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Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2014

'We're Scaling Up Where We Can,' Says WFP In South Sudan

WFP has launched a major emergency operation to get food to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing fighting in the world's newest country. Insecurity means that getting food to the hungry is tricky but still, since fighting erupted, WFP has reached 178,000 people. WFP's Challiss McDonough reports from the South Sudan capital Juba.

Nutrition
22 January 2014

India: Combating Chronic Iron Deficiency Through Food Fortification

In a bid to significantly reduce childhood anaemia, WFP brings state-of-the-art rice fortification technology to India's school meals programme in the rural district of Gajapati, in the state of Odisha.

Preventing Hunger
21 January 2014

India: WFP Reforms Ensure Food Reaches The Right Beneficiaries

Years of research and analysis, coupled with tried and tested solutions on the ground, pay off with the successful implementation of key reforms to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System in Rayagada, Odisha.

Preventing Hunger
20 January 2014

Twitter Chat On Private Sector's Role In Zero Hunger

WFP and two of its key private-sector partners, Unilever and DSM, are hosting a LIVE Twitter Chat from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm Central European Time. We will be answering your questions on Zero Hunger and how the private sector can help achieve it. Join the conversation at #ZeroHunger

20 January 2014

WFP In Davos - Why Zero Hunger Is Everyone’s Business

Global leaders gather this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues. WFP, attending for the tenth successive year, will be taking the opportunity to highlight how the private sector can help steer the world towards the objective of zero hunger, playing a key role in the global initiative known as the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Disaster Risk Reduction
20 January 2014

In Afghanistan, A Wall Provides Protection And Hope

A simple retaining wall is giving villagers who have lived under the threat of flooding for years optimism for a safer future – and irrigation water for their fields.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 January 2014

Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis

While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work. 

17 January 2014

Farmer Organization Supported By P4P Among Award Winners In Ghana

The Lord is My Shepherd, one of 26 farmer organizations participating in Ghana’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, was the only farmer organization from Ghana to win an award at the Africa Farmer Organization of the Year Awards (AFOYA), held in Accra in November 2013. The organization came second in the Market Access category. P4P aims to support and empower smallholders like those of Lord is My Shepherd through activities that allow them to improve production, access markets and boost their income.

School Meals
16 January 2014

School Meals: Feeding Futures and Nourishing Minds in Haiti

The National School Meals Programme is the single largest food safety net in Haiti, feeding 685,000 children every year. For many families, school meals are the greatest incentive to keep their children in education. The World Food Programme urgently needs US$ 11.3 million to continue its planned school feeding activities in Haiti.

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2014

In Central African Republic, WFP Distributions Bring Hope

Conflict in the Central African Republic has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. WFP is providing food assistance in the capital, Bangui, and in other areas of the country. Endoxie Yassibiri has sought refuge at the Bangui airport and is now receiving food from WFP. She is grateful for the assistance but dreams of returning home.

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