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Key Publications


Nutrition at the World Food Programme : Preventing Chronic Malnutrition

The Many Faces of Stunting

Stunting, caused by chronic malnutrition, is a growth failure in a child over time, resulting in a youngster who is short for his or her age.

Zero Hunger Challenge

Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity.

Building resilience through asset creation

Building resilience is about concerted efforts to enhance the capacities, assets and systems of the most vulnerable households, communities and countries to prepare for, withstand and bounce back better from...

Violence against Women - 2013

From keeping women and girls safe in emergencies to providing food for vulnerable refugees, this fact sheet gives examples of how WFP is tackling the issue of violence against women.

HIV, AIDS, TB and Nutrition

WFP's food and nutrition assistance is key in helping people living with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis to start and stick to their treatment. We also work closely with governments to integrate food and nutrition into...

First Thousand Days : Feeding bodies, feeding minds

The Nutrition Life Cycle: Hunger starts in the womb. Malnutrition in the first 1,000 days can lead to irreversible damage to minds and bodies. Working towards zero hunger, WFP nourishes children throughout...

The Cost of Hunger in Africa: Swaziland 2013

Swaziland loses 3.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), or some US $92 million annually, from the long-term impact of chronic childhood hunger.

Some 270,000 adults, or more than 40 percent of the...

Nutrition at the World Food Programme - Programming for Nutrition-Specific Interventions

A condensed reference guide which aims at strengthening efforts to treat moderate acute malnutrition, and to prevent chronic and acute malnutrition, with a focus on the first 1000 days.

The Cost of Hunger in Africa: Egypt 2013

Implications of Child Undernutrition on the Social and Economic Development of Egypt, June 2013.

 

Quick Facts on Egypt Study

  • Today, more stunted children in Egypt...

The Year in Review, 2012

The year 2012 was dramatic for WFP and for the people we serve. Amidst floods, droughts and war, WFP and its partners distributed 3.5 million metric tons of food assistance to 97.2 million people in 80 countries. Our...