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Climate Change
16 April 2013

Tweets Highlight Dublin Conference On Climate Justice

DUBLIN--The "Hunger - Nutrition - Climate Justice" conference in Dublin, Ireland has seen two days of stimulating debate and discussion between high-level policy makers and grassroots groups about the challenge of maintaining food security for vulnerable communities facing climate change that is dramatically affecting their lives.

Disaster Risk Reduction
14 April 2013

Improved Disaster Resilience For Afghan Communities Thanks To Netherlands And WFP

The Netherlands have long been a strong supporter of WFP’s work globally, and a new donation in Afghanistan will enable WFP to support more than 250,000 Afghans with food rations as they prepare for natural disasters.

Climate Change
11 April 2013

Dublin Conference To Highlight Links Between Hunger And Climate

The link between hunger, nutrition and climate justice was the focus of an international conference in Dublin earlier this month as delegates gathered to discuss the impact of climate change on the lives of millions of people living on the frontlines of hunger.

Climate Change
11 April 2013

Africa’s “Great Green Wall” Bears Fruit For Families In Senegal

Efforts to hold back the Sahara Desert with a wall of vegetation are paying off in Senegal where communities harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from the dry desert sands. Providing a much-needed source of nutrition to areas where malnutrition is high, the project also helps communities cope with the rising threat of climate change.

Food For Assets
11 April 2013

Building Walls Against Wind And Water Erosion In Senegal

Years of deforestation have left communities like Kaymor prey to floodwaters which wash away the top soil, carving canyons and ravines through the middle of villages. With the help of food assistance, residents are learning how to slow down the flow with barriers that protect the top soil and their homes.

For Companies
9 April 2013

Michael Kors And Halle Berry Urge World To 'Watch Hunger Stop'

Watch Hunger Stop. It’s more than a slogan. It’s a vision for what we can accomplish together. WFP’s new partnership with the international fashion brand Michael Kors, with support from Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, will help make that vision a reality.

Preventing Hunger
4 April 2013

Restoring Hope For Smallholder Farmers In Ethiopia

It is a struggle to feed a growing family on land that is subject to droughts and soil erosion. But for Ethiopian smallholder farmers like Abebe Moliso, that's exactly the challenge that life has given them. A land management programme called MERET is helping them deal with it. 

Food For Assets
4 April 2013

Families In Bangladesh Learn To Cope With Storms And Cyclones

Few places are more exposed to Mother Nature than the small settlements on the low lying coastal plains of southern Bangladesh. To help communities cope with the next storm or cyclone, WFP is working with the government to support projects that raise homes above the flood level and dig canals and ponds for farming.

Responding to Emergencies
3 April 2013

3 Syrian Mothers We Met At The Market

Syrian families living at the Harran camp in Turkey began receiving electronic food cards last month, allowing them to buy their own food at local supermarkets. Meat, fruit, vegetables and spices are just some of the things they can buy with the cards. To find out  how the programme is helping families at Harran, we talked to three Syrian mothers who were shopping for food.

Nutrition
29 March 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!