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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. Read more here: http://www.wfp.org

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HungerMap Live

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The HungerMap Live monitors food security trend in real-time and supports timely decision-making processes. By pulling together publicly accessible data from various sources – such as food security information, weather, vegetation index, rainfall, population size, conflict, hazards, nutrition and macro-economic data – it predicts and monitors the food security situation in near real-time, displaying it on a user-friendly, interactive map. Where there is limited data available, HungerMap LIVE uses artificial intelligence to supply what have been dubbed "nowcasts"—virtually real-time, granular estimates of the food security situation.


Women uniting to grow and sell food in Syria declare: 'We are the difference'

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An inspiring testimonial of five Syrian female farmers who have launched a food processing business in their village following the support they received from WFP. With WFP’s assistance over 220 food processing units have been created across Syria, helping vulnerable and food insecure families earn a sustainable income. More than 90 percent of the participants are women.

Regional School Feeding Highlights

The Regional Highlights on School Feeding provide an overview on how this safety net provides access to quality education, nutritious food and healthcare to vulnerable children. In Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, the Healthy Kitchens have been very successful in strengthening community ownership, boosting local economies and promoting women empowerment while ensuring a nutritional meal for children through locally grown food. WFP supports government-led school feeding programmes in several countries across the MENA region.


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Irrigation Project by WFP and FAO in Sector 5 (Deir Ezzor), Syria

The joint FAO-WFP project in Sector 5, Deir Ezzor are in Syria aims at improving the food security and livelihoods of communities of Syrian refugees through rehabilitation of the irrigation system. The crops of wheat, maize and vegetables now harvested in previously food insecure areas, have notably increased with the irrigation system that has enabled a larger cultivation of land. The community is able to supply local markets with vegetables and fruits.

Bakery rehabilitation in Dara Governorate in Syria

In partnership with Premiere Urgence Internationale, WFP supported the rehabilitation of the Tishreen Bakery in Dara Governorate in Syria that was destroyed during the conflict. The modern infrastructure is now providing bread, a vital staple in the Syrian diet, to 40,000 people, and has created employment opportunities for the local community. This initiative contributes to food security and social cohesion at a critical time when Syria is going through a bread crisis.

Syria: A window of Opportunity for a Prosperous Future

Improving nutrition during the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday is one of the best investments countries can make to ensure brighter, more prosperous futures. Improved nutrition can save lives and grow economies—and nutrition investments are proven to have a high return on investment. Umi Ali, a mother living in Syria explains how good nutrition is important for her children especially benefitting from the prevention interventions.

Tunisia: School Meals as a Recipe for Success

The School Feeding Programme in Tunisia, implemented together with the Tunisian Government, integrates education, nutrition, smallholder farming and school gardens supporting the national school feeding programmes to provide healthy and nutritious meals for children at school. Through this sustainable approach the schools become the center of communities benefiting not only children but the community at large.

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Ms. Helen Bekele, Email Address: helen.bekele@wfp.org