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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.

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.

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