Students
15 April 2016

Fighting Hunger with Peace

“There is no food security without peace and no peace without food,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told graduate students gathered at Georgetown University on 12 April. The event, Zero Hunger: A Foundation for Global Stability and Prosperity, was part of the university’s Global Futures initiative that engages the public sector, business and civil society in international affairs.   

Nutrition
13 April 2016

Honduras: Drought-affected Children Recover in Height and Weight Thanks to WFP-Fortified Nutritious Foods

Twenty three out of the 61 children registered at the health centre in the village of Ojo de Agua suffer from nutritional problems. In response, WFP and local authorities began three months ago the distribution of Super Cereal Plus, a fortified blended food, in the village located in the municipality of Santiago de Puringla in the Department of La Paz. 

Climate Change
6 April 2016

Colombia: WFP Launches Seed, Food and Fodder Banks in La Guajira to Alleviate Drought

WFP and the Cerrejón Guajira Indigenous Foundation have launched seed, food, and fodder banks in the communities of Jackutsira, Ishichon and Pesuapa, Colombia. 

Climate Change
6 April 2016

Honduras: Thousands of Drought-Hit Families Receive Food Assistance to Ensure Their Food Security

Santiago de Puringla is one of the 26 municipalities receiving support from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Honduras, through the Commission for the Prevention of Contingencies (COPECO), thanks to the financial support from the Embassy of the United States of America in Honduras which has contributed 75 percent of the funds received to serve drought-affected families.

Students
24 March 2016

From Startup to South by Southwest - A Student’s Perspective

Share the Meal, the app founded by WFP, is making waves. Lauded by media outlets from MTV to BuzzFeed to Vice for taking an innovative approach to solving hunger and named by Google as one of the best apps of 2015, Share the Meal recently won an Interactive Innovation Award at the 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

School Meals
24 March 2016

School Meals Fight Hunger And Promote Learning In Namibia

Namibia, like most countries in Southern Africa, is fighting its worst drought in more than 35 years. A quarter of the population already relies on government food assistance with yet another poor harvest looming. The government's school feeding programme, run with technical support from the World Food Programme, is an essential food safety net for children from the most vulnerable communities like Mariental, in the heart of one of the driest parts of the country.

Cash and Vouchers
24 March 2016

WFP Cash Assists Thousands Hit By El Niño Drought In Lesotho

Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected districts.

22 March 2016

Of Lives Uprooted. Meet The People Fleeing Boko Haram

Around the Lake Chad Basin in three days – meet the people uprooted by Boko Haram.

22 March 2016

6 Facts About Food Security In Cuba

Here are six things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Cuba. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

21 March 2016

FamilyChef: Vegetarian Borsch

For Gulnara Alimova, a chef from a school in Chui Province, cooking in the kitchen is more than just a job; she believes that she is making a difference in the lives of children in the school where she works. WFP’s Elizabeth Zalkind met her in Bishkek during a two-day cooking competition for the best 20 school chefs in the country. Gulnara’s shared with Elizabeth a Vegetarian Borscht Recipe – part of her team’s winning three-course meal.

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