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Focus on Women
17 October 2012

On World Food Day, WFP Reassures Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Today, WFP celebrates World Food Day in Afghanistan along with its sister agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. This year the emphasis is on supporting agricultural cooperatives and farmers’ organizations.

ED - E.Cousin
16 October 2012

Better Tools Needed To Protect Poor From Hunger

Climate change and volatile food prices make the world’s poorest ever more vulnerable to hunger. That’s why social protection mechanisms and resilience strategies are increasingly important, says WFP Executive Ertharin Cousin, outlining some of the ways WFP is working with governments and other partners to address this need.

Cash and Vouchers
15 October 2012

WFP Assists Syrians In Turkey With Food E-Vouchers

As Syrians continue to flee violence and pour into neighbouring countries, there are now over 100,000 Syrians living in camps in Turkey. The Turkish authorities have been providing them with assistance but with the growing numbers of new arrivals, WFP is stepping in with a complimentary food e-voucher programme in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent.

Food For Assets
15 October 2012

Somalia: Reservoir Puts Nomads On Road To Recovery

Compared to this time last year, things have improved for Somalis who have directly benefited from the creation of community assets which provide a way out of the proverty trap.

Purchase for Progress
15 October 2012

Women In Guatemala Take Charge Of Their Farms

Helping poor rural women become successful farmers is one of the best ways to build a food-secure world. That’s what the P4P programme is doing in Guatemala –with major support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - teaching women how to grow food to eat and sell on local markets. It's just one example of what investing in women farmers can achieve:

School Meals
12 October 2012

South Sudan: WFP Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance in Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school.

Disaster Risk Reduction
12 October 2012

Disaster Risk Reduction: How WFP Fits In

Natural disasters are a leading cause of hunger. Not only do they cut off families' access to food in the short term, they can also affect a community's ability to fend off hunger in the long term. That's why, as part of its mission to fight hunger worldwide, an important part of WFP's work involves finding ways to reduce the risks associated with natural disasters.

Nutrition
10 October 2012

Communities In Pakistan Battle With Mother Nature

A third successive year of flooding in Pakistan has hit millions of people already suffering from high food prices, malnutrition and poverty.

Preventing Hunger
9 October 2012

Hunger Report Sees Safety Nets As A Top Priority

Solving global hunger requires support for sustainable economic growth, especially in agriculture, and the broader use of social 'safety nets' to protect the most vulnerable, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Aid professionals
5 October 2012

Online Hazards Platform Gets Major Revamp

An update to HEWSweb, an online natural hazards platform, brings some major improvements to users who rely on the service for real-time information on emergencies like earthquakes and floods. Pages compiling historical data and key statistics for individual countries and each kind of disaster are a few of the platform’s new features.

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