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Nutrition
1 August 2014

Mali: In the face of drought, WFP works to ward off malnutrition

During the lean season, when food from the last harvest begins to run out, levels of malnutrition can nearly double. Any added stress during these difficult months can further threaten the health of already-vulnerable people. In Mali, WFP is working hard to make sure a grim situation does not get worse.

Focus on Women
31 July 2014

Panama Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

From the 1st to the 7th of August, Breastfeeding Week is all about promoting breastfeeding to teens, mothers, institutions, private sector, and organizations. Breastfeeding can change the course of a child’s life!
In Latin America, WFP in Panama is a big fan of breastfeeding because of its important effects on nutrition. Therefore they support the National Commission for Breastfeeding to raise as much awareness during this week.

Here is how Panama raises awareness on Breastfeeding:

 

Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2014

WFP Responds To Floods Affecting 32,000 People In Paraguay

ASUNCIÓN- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched an emergency response to assist 32,210 people. Two mechanisms were implemented to assist families affected by the severe flooding: readily available coupons to redeem for food and cash to buy food.

School Meals
31 July 2014

More than 6,500 Children Receive WFP Food in Pando

Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.

School Meals
31 July 2014

Young Honduran Artists Assume the Zero Hunger Challenge

In order to raise awareness in local public schools about the Zero Hunger Challenge, a campaign launched by the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, WFP with the support of the Honduran Government held a national drawing contest throughout participating public schools that are beneficiaries of the National School Feeding Programme.

 
Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2014

Cash Transfer Scheme Boosts Zimbabwe’s Rural Economy

Lower Gweru -  WFP is using cash and vouchers in Zimbabwe to tackle hunger where food is available in the market place but where most people cannot afford to buy. In the past, WFP handed out cash to beneficiaries waiting patiently in line. Nowadays, the organization transfers cash and food vouchers via mobile phone. This method is more convenient for the recipient and cheaper for WFP. It’s also a good way of injecting money into cash-poor areas.

School Meals
30 July 2014

WFP Supports National School Feeding Programme In Madagascar

Antananarivo – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports the development of a national School Feeding programme in Madagascar which will hopefully help improve the education sector as a whole.   

Responding to Emergencies
30 July 2014

Helping to settle a Syrian family in Armenia

It is seven months since I first met Maral Gahvesjian, waiting patiently in a long queue of Syrians of Armenian descent, for their WFP food rations at Charents 20, a residential area of the capital, Yerevan. Maral, her husband and their three sons, fled their home in Aleppo, Syria nearly two years ago – as she put it, “leaving the dark days behind."

Hunger TV
30 July 2014

Forests Asia 2014 Interview With WFP Indonesia Country Director

Head scientist for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Terry Sunderland, sits down with WFP Indonesia Country Director, Myrta Kaulard, to discuss food production systems and the challenges brought by food insecurity and deforestation to Indonesia's development. This interview is part of the Forests Asia 2014 Summit activities where ministers from across Southeast Asia join CEOs, civil society leaders, development experts and the world’s top scientists, to share knowledge on how Asia can accelerate its shift toward green economies through better management of forests and landscapes in the region.

Nutrition
29 July 2014

Colombia: WFP and Government of Bolivar Launch Sprinkles for Life Project

CARTAGENA -On July 14th, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bolivar launched the Sprinkles for Life project, which consists of implementing a home fortification strategy which uses micronutrients powders to serve 71,000 children from the ages of 2 to 5 in 45 different municipalities in the Department of Bolivar, over 11 months.

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