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Nutrition
17 November 2015

USAID visit to projects in Colombia

USAID FFP is WFP Colombia’s largest donor, contributing vital cash and in-kind contributions to improve the food consumption and dietary diversity of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and returnees, and the most vulnerable Colombians affected by the long-term civil conflict. These funds also help to rebuild the livelihoods of IDPs and returnees, with a focus on resilience, and empower women and ethnic groups.  

Cash and Vouchers
17 November 2015

Palestine: Innovation, Partnerships And 'One Card' To Assist Those In Need

Hanan is a Palestinian woman from Gaza. With the 'One Card' Hanan can buy nutritious food at local shops. But this card is used for much more: people can buy water, hygiene products and even school uniforms for children. It makes life easier - it's all on one card. 

17 November 2015

Yoghurt In Burkina Faso’s School Meals: Benefitting Students And Small-Scale Women Producers

As part of its school meals project in Burkina Faso, the World Food Programme (WFP) uses locally-produced yoghurt to enrich children’s school meals and provide a market for vulnerable small-scale producers to earn an extra income.

Students in twelve schools have benefitted from this initiative since May, when WFP introduced yoghurt into its school meals. Since the onset of the project in May 2015, more than 27 metric tonnes of yogurt have been distributed to over 2,000 students in 14 schools.” This school year, the overall school meals program will reach over 120,000 students in 955 schools in the Sahel region where food insecurity is high, and school enrolment rates are low. Not only the students, however, benefit from this initiative.

Responding to Emergencies
15 November 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Kunduz Displaced To Survive At A Critical Time

Since late September, WFP has been providing emergency food assistance to people escaping the recent conflict in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan.

13 November 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Myanmar

Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Myanmar by sharing these ten facts.

12 November 2015

The Conflict In Ukraine: Shattering Houses, Memories And Families

Aleksandra Yakovchuk, 77, was sleeping in the kitchen, the warmest place in her house, when she woke up to a very loud bang. That was the sound of shelling. Within seconds, all her windows were shattered, doors fell off their hinges, and the roof was severely destroyed. “It was an unspeakable nightmare,” she says. 

12 November 2015

FamilyChef: Priscilla's Caterpillar Surprise

While still distributing food to those most in need, WFP is increasingly giving vouchers or cash so that people can choose what food they want to eat and where they want to buy it. Zimbabwe is one of many countries where WFP is putting cash into the hands of hungry people. Today, FamilyChef takes you to central Zimbabwe where Priscilla invites you to taste her scrumptious caterpillars.

12 November 2015

Algeria: WFP Forced To Reduce Rations For ‘Forgotten’ Sahrawi Refugees

ALGIERS – As a result of insufficient funding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria are now receiving, for the third consecutive month, a reduced ration that does not meet the minimum daily needs. The cuts come as the Sahrawi refugee crisis enters its 40th year. 

Climate Change
11 November 2015

El Niño Drought Projections Worry Lesotho Farmers

After one poor agricultural season, farmers in Lesotho are now feeling the effects of theEl Niño weather event which means reduced rainfall - yet again - for most of southern Africa. In such circumstances, it is not easy to keep your hopes up...

Logistics
10 November 2015

Logistic Supervision at the Prinzapolka River

The river weaves while the motorboats advance with their heavy loads consisting of bags and boxes of food that follow a long journey to 37 indigenous communities in one of the most remote areas of Nicaragua: Prinzapolka.

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