4 March 2015

VoucherChef: Kabsa

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes

3 March 2015

9 Facts On Disasters, Hunger and Nutrition

Disasters disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger and malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition increase people's exposure to risk.  Because of this, disaster risk reduction is a central priority for the World Food Programme. WFP will be participating at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai Japan, March 14-18th. 

Here are some key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.

3 March 2015

Three Things WFP Will Be Doing At The World Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction

The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14th-18th March, Sendai, Japan) will establish a new global framework on disaster risk reduction, and will shape government and donor priorities and funding for the next decade. It is the first step in the building that countries are trying to erect to ensure sustainable development and prosperity for the coming generations. WFP will help ensure outcomes and commitments focus on eradicating hunger.

3 March 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Zambia

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Zambia. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

Responding to Emergencies
3 March 2015

WFP Assists Students In Kirkuk City

Fighting in Iraq has devastated the lives of millions; there are those who managed to flee in search of safety and others who still remain in areas under the control of armed groups. Fighting has even cut connections between families separating hundreds of university students living in Kirkuk City from their displaced families. They were left without money or food.

3 March 2015

How Being Energy Efficient In Ethiopia Is Helping The Environment

By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud

WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues  from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities.  We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment.

2 March 2015

International Women’s Day - 8 March

Did you know that in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and South America, women are more likely to go hungry than men? That’s despite the fact that in many countries, women do most of the agricultural work as well as being responsible for preparing food.

This inequality needs to change if we’re to achieve our mission to end global hunger. Through paid and unpaid work, women make as significant a contribution to rural economies as men, and we believe that they are central to combating and preventing world hunger. That’s why globally, this International Women’s Day, we’re emphasizing our belief that empowering women empowers humanity.

2 March 2015

International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most

WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018.

International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development. 

27 February 2015

WFP Provides Support to Government of Uganda’s School Meals Programme

WFP is assisting the Government of Uganda to programme, handle, process, store and deliver food that the government has started to provide to schools under the “Karamoja feeds Karamoja” programme, launched in the Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda on 19 February.
 

26 February 2015

VoucherChef: Fried Kubbeh Balls

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes

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