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Preventing Hunger
10 July 2014

Philippines: 5 Things You Need To Know About “Momsie”

In partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) recently launched “Momsie,” a Filipino-made, locally-produced supplementary food.

Focus on Women
9 July 2014

Changing Behavior, Changing Lives in Burkina Faso

Shifting habits and adapting cultural customs are often vital steps to improving food security. With the support of the Government as well as cultural and religious leaders, the World Food Programme (WFP) is helping Burkinabe families rethink social norms, for the benefit of the entire community. 

Nutrition
9 July 2014

Malnutrition In Cambodia: The Hidden Problem That Costs Up To US$400 Million Annually

There are currently five million undernourished Cambodian citizens. A study released in December 2013 by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), WFP and UNICEF reveals that malnutrition costs between US$250 million and US$400 million annually or 1.5% to 2.5% of Cambodia’s total annual Gross Domestic Product.

Edith Heines, Deputy Country Director of WFP Cambodia, sat down with us to share her thoughts on malnutrition in Cambodia.

School Meals
9 July 2014

WFP Regional Director Meets with the First Lady of Honduras

Last week Honduran First Lady, Ana de Hernández, met with The World Food Programme (WFP)  Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto,  and WFP Representative to Honduras, Pasqualina Di Sirio. The aim of the meeting was to strengthen the long-standing relationship that WFP has had with the Government of Honduras for over 40 years.

Schools in Action
8 July 2014

Young Rugby Players Tackle Hunger In Madagascar

Antananarivo - It may be rugby but it's rugby with a difference. When the children of Madagascar take to the pitch, they usually do so barefoot. So, it was quite an event when, in early July, two youth teams turned up at Andohatapenaka stadium in Antananarivo and were presented with boots for the first time in their lives.

8 July 2014

Local Purchase of Solar Salt Increases Income and Improves Nutrition in Guinea

Using a new method for extracting salt that relies on the sun and wind, small-scale farmers in Guinea are now producing a naturally-iodized salt without damaging the environment. WFP has already purchased 35 mt of the local salt, providing an important source of income for smallholder farmers while improving the nutrition of local communities.

Cash and Vouchers
8 July 2014

Philippines: Yolanda Fights Back

Typhoon Yolanda destroyed homes and crops when it came to Ibajay, Aklan. This is the story of Yolanda, Bernabe and Felix - three residents from three villages - typhoon survivors who are fighting back to rebuild their lives.

7 July 2014

Millennium Development Goals: 5 Achievements You Should Know About

Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

 

Nutrition
4 July 2014

Championing Home Grown School Feeding For Farmers And Children In Malawi

This year, International Co-operative Day, celebrated on 5 July, has the theme 'Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.' In Malawi, WFP works with smallholder farming co-ops in its Home Grown School Feeding programme to sustain a cycle of community development.

Responding to Emergencies
4 July 2014

Refugees From South Sudan Continue To Seek Safety In Uganda

Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are arriving in transit camps and settlements in Uganda. Although they have found safety, food is their number one priority.

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