11 August 2016

Cultivating Hope: WFP Asset Creation Programme Helps Afghan Women Feed Their Families

Through a farming project in Afghanistan, 100 vulnerable women are learning income generating skills and business management including vegetable cultivation, food processing and using new agricultural technology, enabling them to produce and package their vegetables for the market. 

Focus on Women
10 August 2016

Breastfeeding and childhood nutrition awareness in Colombia

During the month of August special importance is given to increase knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding. In Colombia this month has also been deemed the month for childhood nutrition.

10 August 2016

Emergency food assistance bring relief to Mali’s most vulnerable when they need it the most

In Mali and throughout the Sahel, the lean season−a planting period from June to September when food from the previous harvest runs out−places serious stress on families. Many struggle to feed their families, at times taking extreme measures to put food on the table. During the current lean season, nearly 30 percent of the population struggles to have enough food to eat. To help families better cope during this season, WFP provides large-scale food distributions in four regions in northern Mali. 

9 August 2016

Sharing Humanity: Lucy’s Story

To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, eight team members from the World Food Programme (WFP) share their stories about working in their own countries to help end hunger. The first in the series, this is Lucy’s story from South Sudan.

5 August 2016

Food vouchers in C.A.R. bring a glimmer of hope

Three years of violence have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). In the capital, Bangui, the markets have recovered relatively quickly, however. Here, for thousands of people who have been formerly displaced or affected by the crisis, WFP's food vouchers bring a glimmer of hope and comfort.

Responding to Emergencies
2 August 2016

Diary from Syria: An Eyewitness Account of Broken Families, Grief and Survival

Jakob Kern, WFP’s Country Director in Syria, recounts a recent 37-hour trip to Qamishly, in Syria’s northeastern Governorate of Hassakeh, where WFP is running an airlift operation to deliver food assistance for 55,000 vulnerable people. It’s the first food assistance to arrive in more than six months. This extract from his personal diary helps shed light on the conditions for families in Qamishly, and the work of the WFP team in Syria. 

29 July 2016

Rebuilding Life After The Nepal Earthquake

For one man, the Nepal earthquake made an already hard life even more difficult. However work provided by WFP's Remote Access Operation is helping him rebuild his life.

Cash and Vouchers
27 July 2016

WFP to extend food assistance via mobile money in southern Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) is planning to increase mobile money transfers in eight countries in Southern Africa, working in partnership with international mobile operators in the region. The move is part of a wider objective to increase the portion of humanitarian assistance given in cash to accelerate progress towards a zero hunger world by 2030, as set in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.  

26 July 2016

10 Facts About Food and Nutrition in India

India is home to a quarter of the world’s undernourished people, but the situation is gradually improving and rates of hunger are dropping. Here are ten things to know. 

20 July 2016

Nepal: School Meals Help Nourish a Love of Learning

Growing up as a girl in a poor rural village in Nepal involves many challenges. For children like Smriti, benefiting from regular school meals means getting nutritious meals and staying in school are two fewer challenges to worry about.

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