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Nutrition
14 July 2015

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

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. 

General Food Distribution
16 April 2015

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

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.

Emergencies
22 January 2015

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

Food for Assets
18 September 2014

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.

P4P News, P4P Stories from the field
15 September 2014

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, Food for Assets
21 July 2014

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.

Refugees and IDPs
20 June 2014

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.

Floods
10 June 2014

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.