Focus on Women
17 March 2016

Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development

UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP will implement a programme to promote the economic empowerment of 1,200 rural women and their families in the Polochic Valley. In Alta Verapaz, where the valley is located, more than 78 percent of people live in poverty, and more than 37 percent live in extreme poverty. The prevalence of stunting is 56 percent.

14 March 2016

10 Facts About Hunger In Syria

Here are 10 facts about hunger in Syria, where the World Food Programme (WFP) has its largest and most complex operation worldwide. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

14 March 2016

By Any Means Necessary: 5 Ways WFP Supports Syrians

One of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, the Syria conflict is moving into its sixth year. From the onset, the World Food Programme (WFP) has been on the frontlines, at the borders and in the neighbouring countries doing whatever it takes to deliver food to the millions who need it. Read on to learn more about how we do it.

8 March 2016

10 Facts About Women In The World

Happy International Women's Day! Gender equality is a crucial step towards zero hunger. Make a start and share these important facts today.

7 March 2016

Building A Future For Women In South Sudan

“It’s hard to be a woman here,” Dimanche, a World Food Programme (WFP) Field Monitoring Assistant, tells me. She has been counselling a group of women whose experiences bear witness to the horrific realities of the South Sudan conflict.

7 March 2016

The Junior Professional Officer Experience at WFP: Kaisa Antikainen JPO from Finland

Kaisa Antikainen, Information and Communications Officer, shares her experience and insight as a JPO of Findland for WFP.

7 March 2016

WFP in Bangladesh: Helping Women Take Control of Their Lives

On the occasion of the 2016 International Women’s Day, we highlight how a food security project empowers women and challenges traditional gender roles – crucial steps for any country to attain gender equality by 2030 as agreed in SDG 5. 

Students
3 March 2016

Generation Zero Hunger: 400 Students and Educators Convene to Tackle Global Hunger

“Your generation is the one that can end hunger.” And with that, Catherine Bertini, the former executive director of the World Food Programme and professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, kicked off the 2016 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit.

School Meals
3 March 2016

Clean, Feed, Read, Learn in Nepal

The School Meals Programme in Nepal launches Clean, Feed, Read, Learn campaign for better integration of literacy, health and nutrition

3 March 2016

Harvesting Love In Bhutan, the Last Shangri-La

In every village, children are surrounded by isolated green slopes and ever-present mist in a land known for its ethereal beauty — Bhutan. Sitting on the southeastern slopes of the Himalayas, the country paints a perfect picture of an inherent, communal love for nature.

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