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School Meals
24 July 2013

How WFP School Meals Saved My School

Peter Mumo, 25, who hails from the drought-prone eastern Kenyan district of Makueni, had his life transformed by WFP’s school meals while in the 4th grade. Free to study without hunger pangs, Peter and his classmates excelled. He graduated with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Moi University in Kenya and currently works as a product development manager in Nairobi.  In this first person account of his life before and after WFP school meals, Peter tells the story of his triumph against hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
24 July 2013

Myanmar: In Rakhine State, Donors Enable WFP To Assist IDPs Who Have No Other Source Of Food

WFP’s work worldwide is entirely funded through voluntary contributions. In Myanmar, donors have generously contributed more than US$50 million to WFP’s operation, which has allowed WFP to provide assistance to an average of half a million people a month around the country. Nevertheless needs remain high, especially in Rakhine state where up to 140,000 people remain displaced over a year after the first outbreak of violence.

School Meals
23 July 2013

Feeding The Future in Mozambique Through School Meals.

Albertina Naftal (9) lives with her parents, two brothers and two sisters in a hut made of sticks and grass in the village of Muchenga, in Changara, west of Mozambique.

Food For Assets
23 July 2013

Lao PDR: Rains Can’t Stop WFP

The rainy season is in full swing in Lao PDR from May to September. For WFP, this is often the most difficult time of the year to reach villagers in remote areas due to poor road conditions, landslides and roads blocked by fallen trees. But even then, WFP continues to provide assistance to vulnerable people in need of food in hard-to-reach villages.

Food Security Analysis
22 July 2013

MDG-F Joint Programme on Food Security Ends in El Salvador

Salvadoran government representatives and the heads of four UN Agencies (WFP, PAHO/WHO, UNDP and UNICEF) approved on 26 June 2013 the final report of the Joint Programme on Children, Food Security and Nutrition, which was financed by the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) thanks to the support of the Government of Spain.

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.

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