5 May 2014
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.
23 April 2014
In a make-shift tent campsite inside Kabul city, sits Sarake Panj Proja Tamani, an informal settlement that serves as home to hundreds of the poorest of the poor. The inhabitants live in extremely harsh conditions: inhabiting mud houses covered with fabric sewn together, with dirt floors, without running water, in an open area leaving them exposed to Afghanistan’s brutal winter.
20 January 2014
A simple retaining wall is giving villagers who have lived under the threat of flooding for years optimism for a safer future – and irrigation water for their fields.
14 January 2014
Designed as a safety net, WFP’s voucher programme helps vulnerable families in urban areas buy the food they need, giving them the choice and control over the type and quantity of food to buy. At the same time, the voucher programme also stimulates local markets, as new customers, previously unable to afford regular food purchases, are now able to flock to the local shops.
Meet two such new customers, Farzana and Shakila from Herat City, who are using the WFP Food Voucher to make their lives better.
23 December 2013
Harsh climate, bad road conditions and tribal disputes are just some of the challenges WFP faces in reaching people in need of food assistance in western Ghor province.
4 November 2013
The first donation of the Republic of Korea will enable WFP Afghanistan to support more than 30,000 Afghan farmers and to help reduce malnutrition though soybean cultivation.
26 August 2013
Unseasonal heavy rains in many parts of Afghanistan killed dozens of people and destroyed homes and croplands.
25 July 2013
WFP provides supplementary food to acutely malnourished pregnant and breastfeeding women and specialized nutritional products to young children with moderate acute malnutrition. In an informal settlement in Kabul, every day many of these mothers and their young children visit a WFP-supported mobile clinic for treatment and to receive special nutritious food.
17 June 2013
Afghanistan can be a dangerous place – even for Afghan national staff. Wahidullah Amani was nervous when he visited schools in a particularly insecure part of the country, but he was inspired by the courage of the schoolgirls he met.
14 June 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
- Harsh winter takes toll on Afghan war displaced Source: Reuters Alertnet
- UN environmental agency to help Afghanistan combat effects of climate change Source: UN News Centre
- More than Lego: WFP's Factory-in-a-box Source: Devex
- The challenge of getting food to Afghan schoolchildren Source: The Examiner
- What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan Source: Care2.com
- 23 January 2015 WFP Ships ‘Biscuit Factory In A Box' From Italy To Afghanistan