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.
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.
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.
29 November 2013
By purchasing from small holder farmers, WFP and it's partners are making positive changes on both sides of the border.
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.
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.
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.
11 July 2012
A community gargen helps improve the food security of a village in Lesotho.
29 February 2012
There are more than a quarter million people living with HIV in Lesotho. In four of the country's districts, WFP is supporting some of the most vulnerable HIV+ people with nutritional services to counter high levels of malnutrition and anaemia.
6 July 2011
When she was a child, Lesotho’s education minister was herself a beneficiary of the school meals programme at her local school. Now that she’s part of her country’s government, she’s doing all she can to ensure that kids in her country get the same advantage.
- WFP Involves Community In Development Source: Lesotho News Agency
- 2014 State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa Source: Government of South Africa
- May 27, 2014 Address by Republic of South Africa President Jacob Zuma Source: Republic of South Africa
- SA sends 1st batch of maize to crisis hit Lesotho Source: News24
- A Beacon of Hope Source: Skyways Magazine
- 5 March 2014 Cash for Assets Changes Lives in Lesotho
- 15 August 2013 WFP Hunger Advocate Yudhika Sujanani Visits Lesotho