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Nutrition
15 July 2013

A Day In The Life Of A Kindergartner In DPR Korea

Arriving in DPRK for the first time from Cambodia, WFP staffer Leang Hay Uk gives a first-hand account of his visit to a kindergarten in Rinsan County, in the northern part of the country.**

Preventing Hunger
15 July 2013

Nepal: Nimdoma Touches Japanese Hearts

A new advertising campaign for WFP's School Feeding Programme featuring Nimdoma Sherpa, a former WFP school meals recipient who climbed the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest, at the age of 17, officially kicked-off in Japan this month.

Preventing Hunger
12 July 2013

WFP Tanzania Supports Urban Farmer and Vendor Gathering

In May 2013, WFP Tanzania sponsored its first Farmers’ Market in Dar es Salaam, featuring more than 15 vendors from around the country.

Food For Assets
11 July 2013

WFP Regional Director Visits a Rice Lowland in Tibga

During her mission to Burkina Faso from 26 to 29 June 2013, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa, Denise Brown, visited a lowland rehabilitation project supported by WFP in Tibga, in the east of Burkina Faso.

Responding to Emergencies
11 July 2013

First Iftar Of Ramadan In Zaatari Camp

The first evening meal, or iftar, of the holy month of Ramadan is a precious time for Muslim families everywhere but for Syrian refugees like Umm Majd in Jordan’s massive Zaatari refugee camp it’s a bitter-sweet affair.

ED - E.Cousin
11 July 2013

Blog From Pakistan—A Lesson In Resilience

On her recent visit to Pakistan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to the Swat Valley, where breath-taking mountain views belie the humanitarian toll of natural disasters and conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan. In her latest blog from the field, Cousin describes how families are learning to protect themselves from hunger as they rebuild their lives.

School Meals
11 July 2013

Cambodia: Solving Hunger Through Mobile Cash Transfer

To reach the poorest with direct assistance in a safe, convenient, scalable and sustainable way, WFP Cambodia is now introducing a new innovative hi-tech cash scholarship transfer pilot programme through a mobile banking system in partnership with Angkor Microfinance of Kampuchea (AMK), a local microfinance institution. This is the first time for vulnerable Cambodians to receive cash assistance – that would enable them to purchase food and other basic necessities of their choice – through mobile phones.

Nutrition
8 July 2013

Peru: WFP-INDECI Will Facilitate Flow of Humanitarian Assistance

WFP and INDECI signed an inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement to ensure that Peruvians affected by natural disasters receive humanitarian assistance and high quality services provided by programmes, projects and emergency interventions; especially food supplies.

Blog
8 July 2013

Blog From Palestine--Peace And Food Security

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin recently travelled to Palestine where she met families struggling to make ends meet with high food prices and low wages. WFP is helping them meet their food needs, but what these families really want are opportunities to provide for themselves.

Responding to Emergencies
5 July 2013

4 Million Syrians Unable To Buy Or Produce Enough Food

The conflict in Syria has seriously undermined the ability of families inside the country to grow or buy enough food for themselves, according to a joint report by WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Some 4 million Syrians cannot meet their food needs, a number that is likely to rise if fighting continues.

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