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School Meals
29 May 2015

Bangladesh: Children See A World Of Infinite Possibilities With Zero Hunger

Imagine that there is enough food for everyone in the world. Imagine that you will always have enough to eat. What would this be like? What would you want to achieve if you will never go hungry? Tough questions resulting to answers in the form of beautiful drawings by children.

29 May 2015

Escape From Ramadi: One Iraqi Mother’s Mission

When fighting broke out in Ramadi, Sahar Anwar gathered her three young children and joined the mass exodus out of the Iraqi city. They now live with a few hundred other people in Abu Ghraib on the outskirts of Baghdad city.

29 May 2015

Helping People Through Zimbabwe's Hungry Months

ZvishavaneIn parts of rural Zimbabwe, the post-harvest period is traditionally associated with joy and merry-making as food is plentiful - but not so this year. Barren fields and shrivelled crops point to tough times ahead. It’s the end of the rainy season and rivers have long dried up. Nonetheless, desperate droves of cattle, goats and sheep are drawn to dry river beds in search of water. Drought has once again played havoc with the lives of men and beasts. 

28 May 2015

Mauritania: WFP Continues to Support Refugees Fleeing Mali Violence

Set in the Sahelian desert of Mauritania, the Mbera refugee camp has been hosting over 52,000 Malian refugees who have fled violence in the northern part of their country. Unable to return home, the refugees are dependent on humanitarian assistance for their basic needs. The World Food Programme is there to help but needs support to continue coming to the aid of this vulnerale population who is not able to return home whilst the humanitarian and security situation remains precarious in northern Mali. 

28 May 2015

Mission: Zero Cases - How Connectivity Is Helping To Defeat Ebola

Doctors, nurses, surveillance teams, psycho-social experts, logisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, drivers, laboratory technicians, managers of Ebola Treatment Units, civil servants at the Ministries of Health, employees of Ebola Response command centres in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea all have one thing in common:  they have joined forces to defeat Ebola. Getting to zero cases is possible.

Climate Change
27 May 2015

Honduras: “I’m 77 Years Old and Still Learning”

In the Marcovia Municipality, located in the department of Choluteca in southern Honduras, is one of the six orchards that are part of the Agroforestry and Resilience to Climate Change strategy, which is implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with the Government of Honduras, through the National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development (ICF).

Climate Change
27 May 2015

Fostering Resilience and Food Security in the Honduran Dry Corridor

Lajero Blanco is a community where water supplies have dried up and production due to lack of water is almost nonexistent. As a consequence, the rates of food insecurity in this community are high and many families have decided to migrate from the area.

Cash and Vouchers
27 May 2015

Cash And Voucher Solutions To Hunger In Malawi

Each lean season WFP gives vulnerable Malawian households food assistance. For the first time, WFP this year gave out vouchers for the nutrition component of the project which allowed nursing mothers and mothers of young children to receive a locally produced porridge called Likuni Phala.

27 May 2015

Picture It: Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilities in Mali

Every year, the World Food Programme organises a drawing contest in each of the countries where it has a school feeding programme.  For 2015, the topic was "Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilties," aiming to show how good nutrition can pave the way for a better future. This year, WFP Mali held the competition only in the Mopti region in order to provide better support for the participating schools.

27 May 2015

The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger

According to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 – SOFI), the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine. Here are five things to remember:

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