Aid professionals
7 May 2014

When Feeding The World, Access Is As Important As Production

A truly comprehensive approach is needed now to address food insecurity and malnutrition at a global level, writes Brian Bogart, programme policy advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Responding to Emergencies
5 May 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Landslide Survivors In Afghanistan

Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province over the weekend. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation.

Nutrition
30 April 2014

Children Hit Hardest By Hunger Crisis In C.A.R.

While the recent violence has wrecked countless lives in C.A.R., its effects have hit children the hardest. Forced to flee their homes and abandon school, they often find their parents now cannot feed them adequately. Children are more likely to die from malnutrition than from bullets in this crisis. WFP is working to address this threat in places like the Boy Rabe health centre in Bangui.

Cash and Vouchers
29 April 2014

In Gaza, WFP Turns Women Into Community Nutritionists

Micronutrient deficiencies and obesity - the "double burden" of malnutrition facing many developing countries - are interlinked with poverty and are closely related to access to healthy, nutritious food, dietary habits and physical activity. WFP is tackling malnutrition in Palestine that is mostly a result of families’ inability to buy healthy and nutritious foods due to high food prices.

Nutrition
28 April 2014

Ecuador: Delivery Truck Is A Dream Come True

We all remember our first car. We also remember the saving and sacrifice it took to get it. In Ecuador, a farmers' organization purchased its first truck recently, turning a dream into reality. It was partly thanks to a WFP programme in which the farmers learnt better accounting techniques. To show their appreciation, the farmers sent a photo of the truck to WFP's Gabriella Malo, who shares the full story here.

School Meals
25 April 2014

In Somalia, WFP Meals Transform Children's Lives: From Working Life To Student Life

There are 67 million school-age children worldwide who do not attend school. Poor rural families must often choose between sending their children to school or to work the fields. A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there, and allows the children to focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs. In Somalia, WFP works with over 400 schools and provides daily meals to over 100,000 school children in the parts of the country we have access to.
Responding to Emergencies
15 April 2014

Refugees From C.A.R. Receive Food Vouchers In Chad

At the end of March, WFP began the first large-scale distributions of food vouchers to respond quickly and effectively to the growing humanitarian needs of people that have fled the Central African Republic (CAR).

Purchase for Progress
14 April 2014

Honduras: WFP and FAO Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation to Support Family Farmers

The purpose is to implement joint strategies to support smallholder and medium farmers of staple grains through WFP’s Purchasing for Progress (P4P) initiative and FAO’s Central American Agri-Food Chain Project.

Food Security Analysis
14 April 2014

Syria: Looming Drought Threatens To Worsen Food Crisis

The ongoing conflict is making it almost impossible for Syrians to access food and now a looming drought threatens to put the lives of millions more at risk.

Responding to Emergencies
10 April 2014

South Sudan: 9 Hunger Facts

Over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the on-going conflict since December. WFP continues to provide food by any means possible to those in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in South Sudan.

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