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Logistics
24 June 2013

Humanitarian Logistics Hub Being Built For Horn Of Africa

WFP has begun the construction of a humanitarian logistics hub for the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. When completed in 2015, the facility will strengthen the impact of food assistance and humanitarian partnerships, while lowering the cost of daily operations.

Focus on Women
24 June 2013

Bangladesh: Anything Is Possible – Taking Food Assistance To The Next Level

What does it take for a young woman, mother of two, to rise out of extreme poverty and turn life around for herself and her family? Read how WFP project participant Rashida not only ensured her family’s food security and nutrition, but also became a successful entrepreneur and leader in her local government council, and even travelled abroad to share her story. 

School Meals
24 June 2013

Cambodia: A Twelve Year Old's Lifeline

Coming from an indigent family, and having been born with a hearing impairment, it has been a struggle for 12-year-old Nat to attend school. WFP's Food Scholarship programme helped changed that.

 

School Meals
23 June 2013

More Than 45,000 Hondurans Walk Against Hunger And Malnutrition

With a record 45,000 people taking part and the support of 50 private companies and of the government, Honduras celebrated the 2013 edition of  the "Zero Hunger Walk"  in its capital city Tegucigalpa this weekend. The event was organized to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and especially to highlight the importance of providing good nutrition during a child's first 1,000 days. 

School Meals
22 June 2013

Brazilian Mission Arrives in Honduras to Learn about School Feeding

This mission arrived in the country on 17 June following a previous visit of the First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena de Lobo, to Brazil. Members of this Brazilian mission were Daniel Balaban, Director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, Albaxeide Peixoto, President of the School Feeding Fund in Brazil, and representatives of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, FAO and the WFP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

21 June 2013

Burkina Faso: WFP Distributes Cash in Support of Resilience-Building Work

WFP Burkina Faso is carrying out Cash for Assets activities across six regions of the country, providing cash to vulnerable households in return for activities that boost food security. 

Food For Assets
20 June 2013

Women Farmers In Tanzania Get Ahead With Fishponds And Irrigation Canals

Fortunata is a single mother of four living in Ameru, a small village in the Hai district of northwest Tanzania. High food prices and her community's dependence on agriculture in a region where rainfall is irregular and droughts are severe meant it was a daily struggle for Fortunata to feed her family.

19 June 2013

Hunger Costs Egypt Billions Of Pounds Yearly

CAIRO - Egypt lost an estimated 20.3 billion Egyptian pounds (US$3.7 billion) or 1.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2009 as a result of child undernutrition, according to a study launched today in Cairo.

Focus on Women
18 June 2013

Women Refugees: Three Stories Of How Food Assistance Helped

World Refugee Day (June 20) focuses attention on the millions of refugees around the globe who need humanitarian assistance as they wait and hope to return home. WFP food assistance – be it food vouchers or traditional food rations -- is a key part of the humanitarian support system for these families.

Preventing Hunger
18 June 2013

Malnutrition Costs Uganda 5 Per Cent Of GDP

Uganda loses some US $899 million annually due to the effects of malnutrition. This is the alarming finding of a new study entitled The Cost of Hunger in Africa, which for the first time measures the economic burden of hunger on the continent. Uganda is the first of 12 countries in the region to announce its findings.

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