23 February 2015

Guinea: WFP Resumes School Feeding Programme

Due to the Ebola outbreak, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after their July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of their education.  On 19 January, public schools in Guinea began to gradually reopen, and WFP has begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January.

Nutrition
20 February 2015

One Month Since Malawi’s Disaster Declaration

One month after historic floods engulfed much of southern Malawi in January 2015, devastating the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, WFP continues to respond to the crisis by providing food assistance to flood-affected people and logistics support to the entire humanitarian community. 

18 February 2015

VoucherChef: Nurfel's Falafel

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

18 February 2015

German Ambassador to Burkina Faso Sees the Fruits of German Contribution During a Visit to the Centre-West Region

Last month, Mr. Dietrich Pohl, the German Ambassador to Burkina Faso, visited resilience and malnutrition activities in the rural communities of Ekoulkoala and Kyon, in the Centre-West region. Both of these activities, supported by WFP, were funded by Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The visit gave the Ambassador the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of Germany’s valuable contribution to assist vulnerable populations and communities.

17 February 2015

Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support After A 10-Hour Boat Journey To Chad

They arrive by boat,  tired, hungry and distressed after a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria, in need of urgent assistance. 

Preventing Hunger
17 February 2015

WFP Assistance Helps Change Lives Across Kyrgyzstan

In 2014, WFP’s food assistance supported rural development and education in the Kyrgyz Republic improving the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people. WFP-supported projects last year included reforestation in Jalal-Abad provinces, rehabilitating an irrigation canal in Osh, school feeding in Naryn and vegetable gardening in Issyk-Kul. Here are people from various locations across the Kyrgyz Republic who received assistance in 2014.

16 February 2015

9 Facts About Women In Ecuador

Empowering women is the first step towards a world with zero hunger. In Ecuador, rural women are still a step behind. Helping women advance is a strategic move that assists them claiming their rights and also helps fight malnutrition.

Nutrition
14 February 2015

Cuba: "Magical Sprinkles" Help Prevent and Control Anemia

A radio programme on child nutrition in the province of Las Tunas served as a platform for a group of mothers to express their views on the Chispitas para Crecer (Sprinkles to Grow, in English). This joint project of the Government of Cuba and WFP provides micronutrient powder to prevent and control anemia among children under 3.

School Meals
12 February 2015

School Feeding In Senegal Is Going Local

Newly introduced food vouchers enable schools to buy local products and purchase food more regularly.  WFP’s initiative – piloted across 145 schools – ensures not only more nutritious food for children, but it also boosts the local economy and agricultural production.

School Meals
12 February 2015

Food Support For 190,000 Students Arrives In Laos

The first batch of USDA food contribution for 2015-2017 to WFP School Meals Programme has arrived in Vientiane.  The Super Cereal and vitamin-enriched vegetable oil will be transported to over 1,500 village schools, including the remotest areas of Laos, for community cooks to prepare a daily mid-morning snack for pre-primary and primary students.  The nutritious snack encourages students to come to school, reduces hunger and helps the students concentrate in classes.    

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