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Food For Assets
7 May 2014

Smart Cards Save Time And Money For Nepal’s Women Farmers

An electronic smartcard supplied by WFP is changing the lives of women farmers in rural Nepal. As well as helping them put food on the table during lean periods, the cards are also enabling women like Deurupa to get to grips with basic banking and numeracy.

Aid professionals
7 May 2014

When Feeding The World, Access Is As Important As Production

A truly comprehensive approach is needed now to address food insecurity and malnutrition at a global level, writes Brian Bogart, programme policy advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Nutrition
7 May 2014

Nicaragua: Municipality Technicians trained in Risk Management

The Executive Secretariat of the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defense, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), organized a Risk Management Course to better instruct 94 technicians from the government municipalities of Madriz, Esteli, Nueva Segovia and Boaco, Rio San Juan, and the Caribbean Coast. 

Responding to Emergencies
7 May 2014

Philippines: Six Months After Haiyan - From WFP Beneficiary To Store Owner

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines, provided cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Noemi Kho, a widower and a mother, shares her story on how the money she received helped her family rebuild their lives.

Responding to Emergencies
7 May 2014

Philippines: Helping Remote Communities Recover From Typhoon Haiyan

The 120 houses of Barangay Sugnod in the mountains of Aklan province on Panay Island stretch along a small road between green hills. In the warm February sunshine, the community looks like a wonderful place to live, but in November 2013, it was one of the worst places.

Logistics
7 May 2014

Nicaragua: WFP and SINAPRED Build a Warehouse to store Food

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defence, have joined forces to build a warehouse to store food and other essential inputs as a   precautionary measure to be ready to assist in the event of an emergency. 

Responding to Emergencies
6 May 2014

Hope For Afghanistan Landside Survivors

Within less than 24 hours, WFP was on the scene in Badakhshan to bring food assistance to those who lost everything in a catastrophic landslide.

Responding to Emergencies
5 May 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Landslide Survivors In Afghanistan

Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province over the weekend. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation.

2 May 2014

From Brazil to Ethiopia: Experiences On Empowering Farmers

In June, top officials will gather in Ethiopia to assess the achievements of the two-year-old Purchase from Africans for Africa programme, a groundbreaking, Brazilian-inspired initiative to empower smallholder farmers that has been rolled out in five African nations: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal. Brazil’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Isabel Cristina de Azevedo Heyvaert, saw the results during a WFP field trip to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).

Focus on Women
2 May 2014

Guinea-Bissau: WFP scales up support for health centres to fight chronic malnutrition

In Guinea-Bissau, nearly 15,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition across the country. With financial support from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), WFP has started distributions of supplementary nutritious foods in nutrition centres to help prevent chronic malnutrition. The intervention is part of a broader joint emergency programme, implemented by WFP in partnership with UNICEF, FAO and WHO.
Through the country’s national public health centres network, approximately 55,000 children—representing half of children aged 6 to 23 months across the country—will receive daily rations of Plumpy Doz for a period of three months (March to May 2014). Health service providers register the children receiving food and produce monthly reports on the progress of distributions.

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