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School Meals
7 August 2013

The Story of Hadiatou Diallo

Hadiatou Diallo, who received both WFP school meals and take-home rations during her education, was one of the top performing girls in the primary school leaving exam in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso.

School Meals
7 August 2013

WFP Awards Top-performing Girls in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region

WFP provides take-home rations of maize and sorghum to 11,000 primary school girls in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso to keep them in school. This year, nine girls were recognized by the local Government for having the highest marks in the region.

Responding to Emergencies
7 August 2013

Ramadan, Not Quite A Feast This Year In Syria

As the holy month of Ramadan nears its end, close to three million Syrians continue to struggle each day after having left their homes and possessions and fled to safer areas. With limited or no incomes, the traditional Ramadan banquets and sweets seem a distant memory for internally displaced Syrians.

Nutrition
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Launches Blanket Feeding

As the lean season begins in Burkina Faso, WFP launches malnutrition prevention activities.

Cash and Vouchers
6 August 2013

WFP Provides Food Voucher Assistance To Newly Displaced People In North Kordofan

Only two weeks after people in South Kordofan fled violence to villages in North Kordofan, WFP reached around 33,000 displaced people with food vouchers. WFP and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society distributed the vouchers in 35 locations in three localities.

Responding to Emergencies
5 August 2013

DPRK: Responding To The Needs Of Flood-Affected Communities

WFP is distributing maize to families affected by floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. 

 

 

 

 

5 August 2013

Helping Tanzania's Urban Millers Tackle Malnutrition

On a crowded residential street in Dar es Salaam, a thriving community of small and medium-scale millers works among shops and homes. Some150 millers are running complex operations from their very basic premises, buying maize and processing it to supply maize flour to the rest of the country.

Responding to Emergencies
2 August 2013

Nicaragua: WFP Sends More Food to Flood-Affected Families

MANAGUA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua dispatched today a second shipment of food to assist families affected by rains and floods in 25 communities inhabited mostly by indigenous Miskito, Municipality of Prinzapolka, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) in the Nicaraguan Caribbean.

Contributions to WFP
2 August 2013

From Mont Blanc To The Table: Making Iftar A Reality

For many, the holy month of Ramadan is a time to help less fortunate brothers and sisters, a time of reaching out – the perfect time for Sadaqah. There are numerous ways for doing this, some choose to donate to their favorite charity; others volunteer time and talent to help those in need.

Here in Dubai, we meet one such individual who has decided to test her limits in order to help #BreakTheirFast and make iftar a reality for the hungry.

Focus on Women
2 August 2013

WFP and Plan International Will Work Together Fighting Hunger in Latin America

The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

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