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Cash and Vouchers
16 October 2014

In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.

16 October 2014

Liberia: ‘How I Try To Keep My Children Safe From Ebola’

Oritha Dorbor says 11 members of her extended family have died from Ebola. She’s doing her utmost to keep her children and husband safe. But since her village was put in unofficial quarantine, she has had another problem to deal with: putting food on the table for her family.

15 October 2014

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome Visits Projects in Northern Burkina Faso

From September 17 -18, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, visited projects implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) in northern Burkina Faso. The site visits allowed the American diplomat, who was accompanied by a group of journalists from the region, to speak with people on the ground to hear stories about the impact that the support from the three agencies has on everyday lives.

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.

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