14 July 2015

WFP Sri Lanka Boosts Data Collection with New Software System

Data collection and monitoring have improved at the World Food Programme (WFP) Sri Lanka, as the country office joins several others in adopting Android tablets equipped with specially designed software.

10 July 2015

In Kenya, Refugees Happy To Get Dates Despite Ration Cuts

With the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided 212 metric tons of dates to the refugees in Dadaab, Kenya.

9 July 2015

VoucherChef: Mujadara

Welcome to WFP’s new recipe series. Find out about the culinary abilities of a Jordanian mother who benefits from WFP’s cash-for-training programme that gives her a bit of an income while she gets equipped with new skills that will help her get a job.

Nutrition
9 July 2015

Nutrition: A Child’s First 1,000 Days In The Philippines

In line with the Zero Hunger Challenge and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative of ensuring zero stunted children, the World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to preventing stunting in children through nutrition interventions for pregnant and nursing women and children aged 6-23 months. Read how families in the Philippines learn how to improve their nutrition.

Food For Assets
8 July 2015

Zimbabwean Bakers Rolling In Dough: How One Bakery Is Fending Off Hunger

Brick by brick twenty-eight women and men in rural Zimbabwe have laid the foundation to their cooperatively-owned bakery, also laying the groundwork for a hunger-free future in their community.

8 July 2015

Central African Republic: Supporting Returnees to Rebuild Their Lives

With support from France, The World Food Programme (WFP) officially launched a voucher programme to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) living around the M'Poko airport site in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), as they return home after having lived through months of uncertainty.

7 July 2015

Syrian Refugee Mother In Lebanon Loses Hope

One hand clutched onto the curtain, the other protecting her head, she crouched next to the sofa in her living room trying to protect herself from the rubble falling around her. This is how Fatmeh spent her final moments in Idlib, a city in northeastern Syria afflicted by the ongoing war. She now lives in a modest tented settlement in Mount Lebanon with her husband and two children. 

7 July 2015

From Yemen to Somalia - WFP supports refugees

For decades Somalis have been fleeing the conflict inside Somalia, risking their lives on overcrowded boats crossing the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Yemen. However, the escalating conflict in the neighboring country is reversing the migration trend as Yemeni families continue to arrive in the Somali ports of Bossaso and Berbera, fleeing the violence that has flared up in their country.

 

6 July 2015

Guatemala: For a 3-Year-Old Boy, Food Assistance Can Bring the Treat of a Watermelon Slice

For 3 years old Axel, a watermelon means that his mother had come home with his favorite fruit. For his mother, Juliana, it means that her children despite the severe drought will be able to eat. For WFP, ECHO, and the government, it means that the food assistance has achieved its purpose. Our colleague in Guatemala, Marta Orozco, describes the situation of the Gomez family and how food assistance helps them improve their nutrition.

6 July 2015

Millennium Development Goals 2015

At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders gathered at the United Nations (UN) to shape a broad vision to fight poverty in its many dimensions. That vision - which became eight goals - that we now know as the Millennium Development Goal’s (MDGs). It was a pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and to free the world from extreme poverty.

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