Afghanistan, August 2006

Food for Education aims to assist the Government to rebuild the national education system. In an effort to alleviate short-term hunger and encourage school attendance, WFP will provide a daily ration of fortified biscuits to 1.5 million boys and girls in food-insecure districts with especially poor educational indicators. WFP will also provide 450,000 children with take-home rations of wheat before, and after, winter in areas that are difficult to reach in winter months. In addition, 400,000 girls will receive extra oil during the school year as an added incentive to keep them in class.

Photos:WFP/Ebadullah Ebadi

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