27 November 2015

Stronger communities in Mali

WFP Mali and its partner, World Vision, are supporting the Malian government to reinforce vulnerable populations' resilience in some of the harshest regions of the country. How? By working with the communities to build water tanks, dams, establish community gardens and carry out other activities that will help them become more resilient to climate shocks.

26 November 2015

Swampland turned into fertile rice fields in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting smallholder rice farmers, paving the way for recovery after two years of Ebola outbreak. To boost the local economy and improve food security at the same time, vulnerable farming communities engage in rehabilitating swampland and turning it in fertile rice fields. 

Logistics
25 November 2015

Russia’s Kamaz Trucks Donated To Support WFP Operations In DRC

The Government of the Russian Federation has donated 30 KAMAZ trucks to the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate food deliveries and distributions to vulnerable people and the provision of services to humanitarian partners in hard-to-reach and crisis-hit areas.

Focus on Women
24 November 2015

Orange The World: United To End Violence Against Women

Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. 

Responding to Emergencies
24 November 2015

South Sudan: 'We Don't Know What They're Fighting For'

The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.

24 November 2015

After Tropical Storm Komen: Flood Victims in Bangladesh Begin to See Relief

After recent flooding in Bangladesh exacerbated poverty and food insecurity for many families, WFP is helping communities recover with food and cash. 

23 November 2015

FamilyChef: Byrek me Gjizë

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

23 November 2015

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Mali

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

Cash and Vouchers
17 November 2015

Palestine: Innovation, Partnerships And 'One Card' To Assist Those In Need

Hanan is a Palestinian woman from Gaza. With the 'One Card' Hanan can buy nutritious food at local shops. But this card is used for much more: people can buy water, hygiene products and even school uniforms for children. It makes life easier - it's all on one card. 

17 November 2015

Yoghurt In Burkina Faso’s School Meals: Benefitting Students And Small-Scale Women Producers

As part of its school meals project in Burkina Faso, the World Food Programme (WFP) uses locally-produced yoghurt to enrich children’s school meals and provide a market for vulnerable small-scale producers to earn an extra income.

Students in twelve schools have benefitted from this initiative since May, when WFP introduced yoghurt into its school meals. In the 2015-2016 school year, the yoghurt initiative will expand to 20 schools, reaching 2,500 students. This school year, the overall school meals program will reach over 120,000 students in 955 schools in the Sahel region where food insecurity is high, and school enrolment rates are low. Not only the students, however, benefit from this initiative.

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