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School Meals
23 June 2014

For Ethiopian Herders, School Meals are Driving Change

Among the Kereyu community in Ethiopia’s southern Oromia province, WFP’s school feeding programme is tipping the scales as parents weigh whether to take their children on seasonal migrations or leave them in school.

Climate Change
23 June 2014

Working for Change in Northern Ethiopia

Agro-pastoralists in Ethiopia's northern Afar region once used to migrate in search of water and pasture for their herds. But today, they are staying put, thanks to a range of government environmental and public works projects, supported by WFP.

Focus on Women
22 June 2014

WFP Supports Intensive Reforestation Campaign in Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad Province

Years of deforestation have left communities like that of Shaidan village in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Jalal-Abad province suffering from environmental degradation and limited agriculture. Thousands of hectares of thicket that had once protected communities from natural disasters such as landslides have shrunk alarmingly due to uncontrolled felling of trees for heating and construction. Now, with help of cash assistance from WFP the residents are working to expand their forests and protect their livelihoods.

Contributions to WFP
22 June 2014

US Wheat Grain Contribution Helps Food Insecure Palestinians

JERUSALEM – After a journey of 21 days, a ship carrying wheat grain from the United States of America delivered its cargo for WFP’s food assistance operations in Gaza and the West Bank.

Food For Assets
22 June 2014

WFP Supports Intensive Reforestation Campaign in Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad Province

Years of deforestation have left communities like that of Shaidan village in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Jalal-Abad province suffering from environmental degradation and limited agriculture. Thousands of hectares of thicket that had once protected communities from natural disasters such as landslides have shrunk alarmingly due to uncontrolled felling of trees for heating and construction. Now, with help of cash assistance from WFP the residents are working to expand their forests and protect their livelihoods.

Food For Assets
22 June 2014

WFP Supports The Rehabilitation Of A Water Reservoir in North Kordofan

At the site of a haffir, or water reservoir, in Shabboha, a small village near El Obeid, North Kordofan’s capital, residents of eight villages are participating in a Food-For-Work project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The project, supported by the government of Japan, is run in partnership with Al-Sugya, a local NGO helping communities that have low access to potable water. When fully rehabilitated, the haffir will provide water to a population of 3,280 people.

School Meals
21 June 2014

Mali: WFP Helps Get Children Back To School After Conflict

In Northern Mali, a lot more children are finishing the school year than started it. This is in part thanks to WFP School Meals, with funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

WFP Ambassadors
20 June 2014

“Football Is Nothing – This Is Everything”: Chelsea Manager Mourinho On WFP Mission

With the World Cup underway in Brazil, one of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, was busy undertaking a challenge of a different kind – his first mission as WFP Ambassador against Hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2014

In Ethiopia: The Plight Of South Sudanese Refugees Up Close And Painful

As field monitor for WFP Ethiopia's Gambella office, Pereleth Othieing is putting in marathon hours in the refugee camps and border points of western Ethiopia. His task: making sure the hundreds of South Sudanese refugees pouring into the country daily receive the food and nutritional assistance they desperately need. So far, nearly 150,000 South Sudanese have sought asylum in western Ethiopia, since conflict erupted in their homeland in December, 2013. 

20 June 2014

Building livelihoods, strengthening resilience in Burkina Faso

WFP is carrying out a number of activities to support rural populations in Burkina Faso and strengthen their resilience to shock. A lack of funding, however, threatens the continuation of these programmes.

 

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