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12 August 2013

Small Boats, Shallow Rivers And Big Challenges In Lao PDR

Bouavone Phasouk runs a WFP office in a remote part of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. She’s the only woman on her team, but doesn’t let that stop her from walking hours through the jungle or driving across dangerous provincial roads to get food to those who need it most.

Logistics
12 August 2013

How Food Inspired Me To Become An Aid Worker (Staff Interview)

When Maran Narma was younger, she and her family fled their home in rural Liberia to escape the violence engulfing the country. While displaced from her home, she received food assistance from WFP. The experience spurred her to join WFP later in life as a programme officer. Maran tells us about her life at both ends of WFP's work.

Logistics
12 August 2013

Donkey Carts And Canoes: My First Week With WFP (Staff Interview)

Three days after joining WFP’s operation in Burkina Faso, Thomas D’Aquin was tasked with finding a way to reach areas cut off by flooding with badly-needed food assistance. He and his colleagues found a novel solution using a traditional means of transport. It was just one of the challenges he’s encountered while working with WFP.

Purchase for Progress
9 August 2013

Progress With Smallholder Farmers Is Real But Challenges Remain In Malawi

As the global coordinator for WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot, I visited Malawi in July to review the challenges facing smallholder farmers and how P4P might build on progress made to date. These are a few of my observations. 

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Supports People Affected by the HIV Epidemic in Burkina Faso

Across six towns of Burkina Faso, WFP provides food assistance to people living with HIV as well as vulnerable AIDS orphans. Here is the story of one of the beneficiaries.

Disaster Risk Reduction
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Embarks on Resilience-building Project with Town of Dori in Northern Burkina Faso

WFP Burkina Faso and the municipality of Dori, the capital of the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso, are working closely on a project to rehabilitate the wetland that surrounds the town.

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.

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