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1 August 2013

Palestine: Salt Of The Earth

The only Palestinian salt producer on the shores of the Dead Sea produces 100 tons of salt per month for WFP operations, providing food assistance in Gaza and on the West Bank, and also valuable investment in an area where the economy is struggling.

Food For Assets
31 July 2013

Somali Community Invests In Its Future

For villagers in the Abudwaq district of central Somalia, getting enough water has always been a challenge. After facing a devastating drought, the townspeople found a way to solve that problem, and built themselves a better future, with WFP's support.

Preventing Hunger
30 July 2013

A Canadian Humanitarian In Ethiopia (Staff Interview)

With an education in International Humanitarian Action and background experience working for NGOs, Canadian Brett Hanley was well positioned to take on the challenge of working for WFP's offices in Ethiopia. It’s a long way from her roots in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. We asked Brett about her life and work with WFP.

Purchase for Progress
25 July 2013

El Salvador: Smallholder Farmers to Report Prices From Smartphones

WFP has recently piloted a new price monitoring system in El Salvador. Selected P4P-supported farmers have been provided with smartphones and technical training on how to report updates on their crop sales and current farm-gate prices. This innovative system also allows smallholder farmers to benefit from the data when taking marketing decisions.

School Meals
25 July 2013

"How I Escaped Poverty And Hunger"

Despite growing up in abject poverty in a drought-prone region of eastern Kenya, 25-year-old Peter Mumo has managed to get an education, go to university and land a job with good prospects. He believes the meals he received from WFP in the 1990s played a critical role in his academic success.

24 July 2013

A Tour Guide Turned Humanitarian (Staff Interview)

Right after WFP opened its new Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama 10 years ago, Luis Vergara became a driver for the regional office. Braving flat tires and traffic jams, Luis also had the opportunity to work in an emergency operation during an outbreak of flooding in his native Panama.

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.

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.

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.