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15 December 2014

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest HIV rate in the world. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

School Meals
12 December 2014

.... As stakeholders show support for “Home-Grown” school feeding

School Meals
1 December 2014

Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves. 

Droughts, Food for Assets
6 November 2014

For many years the farming community of Ha-Sankoe in Rothe communal area has struggled to cope with extreme weather shocks that have left many families destitute. They have toiled in barren fields but ended up harvesting little. Despite years of food insecurity, this year the heavens smiled on Ha-Sankoe after the World Food Programme (WFP) introduced a Food-for-Assets scheme. Thanks to a US$ 1 million contribution from the Government of Russia, 80 villagers from Rothe have been able to rehabilitate their eroded land. 

Nutrition
1 October 2014

Improving nutrition and reducing stunting in children - low growth for age - is not easy. Part of the trick is getting parents to understand what difference a healthy diet can make for them and their youngsters. 

School Meals
11 September 2014

A top official from South Africa sees for himself the impact of his country's donation on hunger relief in Lesotho and, in particular, the big difference it has been making for school children.

P4P Stories from the field, Purchase for Progress
29 November 2013

By purchasing from small holder farmers, WFP and it's partners are making positive changes on both sides of the border. 

School Meals
25 June 2013

South African celebrity chef, TV personality and WFP Hunger Advocate Yudhika Sujanani travelled to Lesotho’s highland districts in June to see how WFP is helping people overcome the challenges of hunger and food insecurity during the southern African winter.

 

Crop Production, Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies, General Food Distribution
7 November 2012

Like many others in Lesotho, the farmers of the country's southern highlands are reeling from two consecutive crop failures. WFP is among the UN agencies helping them meet their immediate food needs...while also working to finding longer-term solutions to their problems which many associate with climate change.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
28 September 2012

In the face of a food crisis in the mountain kingdom, the international humanitarian community has launched an appeal for more than US $38 million to assist the most vulnerable as well as to provide longer-term assistance to some 275,000 people.