School Meals
24 March 2016

School Meals Fight Hunger And Promote Learning In Namibia

Namibia, like most countries in Southern Africa, is fighting its worst drought in more than 35 years. A quarter of the population already relies on government food assistance with yet another poor harvest looming. The government's school feeding programme, run with technical support from the World Food Programme, is an essential food safety net for children from the most vulnerable communities like Mariental, in the heart of one of the driest parts of the country.

Cash and Vouchers
24 March 2016

WFP Cash Assists Thousands Hit By El Niño Drought In Lesotho

Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected districts.

22 March 2016

Of Lives Uprooted. Meet The People Fleeing Boko Haram

Around the Lake Chad Basin in three days – meet the people uprooted by Boko Haram.

22 March 2016

6 Facts About Food Security In Cuba

Here are six things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Cuba. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

21 March 2016

FamilyChef: Vegetarian Borsch

For Gulnara Alimova, a chef from a school in Chui Province, cooking in the kitchen is more than just a job; she believes that she is making a difference in the lives of children in the school where she works. WFP’s Elizabeth Zalkind met her in Bishkek during a two-day cooking competition for the best 20 school chefs in the country. Gulnara’s shared with Elizabeth a Vegetarian Borscht Recipe – part of her team’s winning three-course meal.

18 March 2016

#IamSyrian: The Personal Stories Making The World Listen

As the Syrian conflict entered its sixth year, it felt like there were no words left that could do justice to the scale of a crisis that has displaced over 11 million people, and left three out of every four Syrians living in poverty. 

18 March 2016

Bridging the Gap in Malawi

With funding from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and in partnership with the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) and Malawi’s Ministry of Transport and Public Works, WFP is constructing three bailey bridges in Malawi – the first of which has just opened on the Msuwazi river

Focus on Women
17 March 2016

Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development

UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP will implement a programme to promote the economic empowerment of 1,200 rural women and their families in the Polochic Valley. In Alta Verapaz, where the valley is located, more than 78 percent of people live in poverty, and more than 37 percent live in extreme poverty. The prevalence of stunting is 56 percent.

14 March 2016

10 Facts About Hunger In Syria

Here are 10 facts about hunger in Syria, where the World Food Programme (WFP) has its largest and most complex operation worldwide. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.


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