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Nutrition
14 July 2015

Making The Most Of Soya In Afghanistan

A World Food Programme (WFP) project in Afghanistan is hoping to establish soya as a major crop and source of protein across the country.

Nutrition
11 May 2015

Treating The Undernourished In Afghanistan

To the relief of her mother and doctors, Zuhal is putting on weight. But just three months ago the 18-month-old girl from eastern Laghman Province in Afghanistan weighed only five kilos, less than half the average for a child of her age. 

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2015

Afghanistan Avalanche: Houses Destroyed But Hope Remains

Recent snowfall have triggered avalanches causing the death of around 300 people, affecting thousands of  families and destroying agricultural lands across 19 provinces in Afghanistan.

Focus on Women
9 March 2015

WFP Food Gives Women And Adolescent Girls In Afghanistan A Chance To Be Literate

In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.

Preventing Hunger
22 January 2015

WFP Food Carries Internally Displaced People Through The Afghan Winter

Every winter, WFP distributes food to vulnerable families living in the Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS).

Climate Change
18 September 2014

Gearing Up For Afghanistan Lean Season And Beyond

With decades of conflict and a harsh geographical terrain, unemployment is high in Afghanistan. This is tough for families especially during the "lean season," the months before harvest time when food stocks and employment opportunities often dwindle to nothing.

Purchase for Progress
15 September 2014

Biscuit Factory-In-A-Box Shows Its Value In Afghanistan

A biscuit factory shipped from Italy in seven containers and assembled in Afghanistan is now churning out nutrient-rich cookies for victims of humanitarian emergencies. At the same time, it is giving local farmers, millers and businessmen a chance of a brighter economic future.

Focus on Women
21 July 2014

Giving New Hope To Women In Eastern Afghanistan

WFP has been providing food assistance to vulnerable women, especially widows and female school drop-outs, to encourage them to take part in vocational training courses that will teach them income-generating skills such as embroidery, handicrafts and making bed rolls for children.

Preventing Hunger
20 June 2014

Food Helps Returnees Settle Back In Afghanistan

On the Western border of Afghanistan with Iran, many Afghan refugees return home in need of assistance. WFP and its partners works to help them find their feet.

10 June 2014

Food for Thousands Of Families During Heavy Flooding Season In Northern Afghanistan

Heavy floods in northern Afghanistan left scores of people dead and destroyed thousands of homes during the spring and early summer. WFP was on hand with emergency food.

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