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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.  

1 August 2013

Palestine: Salt Of The Earth

The only Palestinian salt producer on the shores of the Dead Sea produces 100 tons of salt per month for WFP operations, providing food assistance in Gaza and on the West Bank, and also valuable investment in an area where the economy is struggling.

For Companies
31 July 2013

KFC Employee Witnesses First Hand Impact Of WFP’s Work In Kenya Slum

WFP sees the impact of support from private partners every day in the field, but it is still rare for our partners to see how their help has a real impact on the lives of the hungry.  KFC employee, Jake Brewer, did just that when he went on a family holiday to Kenya and spent a day in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.  “My jaw was practically on the dirt,” Jake says, when he saw how WFP food was helping a mission school provide nutritious meals to hungry children living in Kibera. Here’s Jake's account of his Kenya experience that he shared with colleagues at KFC.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
31 July 2013

WFP and Global Fund Partnership Helps Many Access HIV Treatment in Zimbabwe

Like many single mothers who have been outcast after testing HIV positive, Tambudzai has had a tough time. She was born to poor parents and has lived much of her life on the margins of society. But one day an outreach worker knocked on her door and advised her to seek help. She now receives free anti-retroviral treatment and counselling at a clinic in her village. 

Food For Assets
31 July 2013

Somali Community Invests In Its Future

For villagers in the Abudwaq district of central Somalia, getting enough water has always been a challenge. After facing a devastating drought, the townspeople found a way to solve that problem, and built themselves a better future, with WFP's support.

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