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Cash and Vouchers
9 October 2013

Putting Fresh Food in the Hands of Somali Refugees

WFP has introduced Fresh Food Vouchers for pregnant and nursing mothers in Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Through this pilot project, mothers receive vouchers to buy fresh food such as meat, fruit and vegetables, which are not part of the usual WFP food basket.

Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In Somalia, Vouchers For Assets Empower Somalis And Create Ownership

In Somalia, the World Food Programme is shifting its focus from providing emergency responses to enabling vulnerable Somalis to improve their ability to deal with shocks. WFP helps people create communal assets, such as roads, and also provides training so that Somalis are better able to withstand future droughts and floods.    

Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In South Sudan, Cash Transfers Offer Returnees Dignity And Choice

Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, thousands of its people have returned from Sudan to their homeland. The World FoodProgramme is easing these families’ reintegration by providing food assistance and cash transfers. 

Nutrition
5 October 2013

Bolivia: "WFP No Longer Gives Us the Fish, It Teaches Us How to Fish"

WFP is implementing an innovative and sustainable School Feeding management model that also supports the local economy. Thanks to this model, which places the school and the school meals at the center, the local community is receiving benefits. The key actors are the municipal authorities, the small farmers associations, parents, teachers, school children and WFP staff.

Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2013

Guatemala: WFP Assists 7,000 People After River Floods Homes

WFP is providing emergency assistance to 1,472 families from Nueva Concepción, in the department of Escuintla, after the Coyolate River flooded their houses, destroyed their crops and also blocked road access.

Hunger in the news
3 October 2013

Nearly One And A Half Million In Need Of Food Assistance in Malawi

The UN World Food Programme, along with the Government of Malawi, launched a relief operation on 1 October to meet a rise in Malawi’s food needs due to bad weather during the growing season. Also affecting the food security of the country are high food prices. The areas of greatest need are more widely dispersed than last year and include the traditional grain baskets of central and northern Malawi.  

 

Cash and Vouchers
1 October 2013

Ecuador: Families Access Nutritious Foods From Small Farmers

Four hundred families from the Santa Elena Province are improving their diets by incorporating nutritious foods produced by small farmer associations, thanks to an initiative of the Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Santa Elena Province in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP).

For Companies
1 October 2013

Millennium Hunger Target Within Reach

The latest figures on global hunger show that progress is being made. But despite the downward trend, achieving the hunger target contained in the first Millennium Development Goal will require a substantial extra push. School meals and programmes based on cash or vouchers are among the approaches that could help the world meet the challenge.

Food For Assets
30 September 2013

Paraguay: The People’s Tenacity Revives El Chaco

El Gran Chaco is a semi-arid hot and low land region that covers parts of Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay. In Paraguay, unusual torrential rains destroyed crops, affecting thousands of families, mostly indigenous and farmers. Then an intense drought brought more hardship for the “Chaqueños” (El Chaco’s people). Thirteen-year-old Angel Campuzano shows how WFP food assistance can help and lead entire communities to the path of recovery.

For Companies
27 September 2013

Christina Aguilera And Yum! Fight Hunger In New PSA

“Together, we can end world hunger” -- that's the new message from Yum! Brands and pop-singing sensation Christina Aguilera, to help raise money for the World Food Programme during Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide