9 July 2014
There are currently five million undernourished Cambodian citizens. A study released in December 2013 by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), WFP and UNICEF reveals that malnutrition costs between US$250 million and US$400 million annually or 1.5% to 2.5% of Cambodia’s total annual Gross Domestic Product.
Edith Heines, Deputy Country Director of WFP Cambodia, sat down with us to share her thoughts on malnutrition in Cambodia.
11 July 2013
To reach the poorest with direct assistance in a safe, convenient, scalable and sustainable way, WFP Cambodia is now introducing a new innovative hi-tech cash scholarship transfer pilot programme through a mobile banking system in partnership with Angkor Microfinance of Kampuchea (AMK), a local microfinance institution. This is the first time for vulnerable Cambodians to receive cash assistance – that would enable them to purchase food and other basic necessities of their choice – through mobile phones.
24 June 2013
Coming from an indigent family, and having been born with a hearing impairment, it has been a struggle for 12-year-old Nat to attend school. WFP's Food Scholarship programme helped changed that.
14 June 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
21 May 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
8 May 2013
PURSAT - A delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited WFP Cambodia’s School Feeding and Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) programmes, which have been receiving USDA support through the McGovern-Dole project. The delegation praised WFP’s programmes that enable food insecure and poor households to send their children to school and to have a healthy start in life through the provision of nutritious foods and a package of complementary services.
29 March 2013
There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!
28 January 2013
Can using fortified rice in WFP's school meals programme be the game changer in the fight against malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, particularly among primary school-aged children? A nine-month study to be conducted in 20 schools in Cambodia's Kampong Speu province is set to give us the answer.
26 December 2012
Can an online game played on one side of the continent make a difference in the lives of children on the other end?
29 June 2012
Life was bleak for Srin Yor. She had no food, no education and no future. Only one thing kept her going: the garbage dump. But as life would have it, things changed and Yor’s life is now shining at “Pour un Sourire d'Enfant” (PSE), a school supported by the World Food Programme (WFP).
- Cambodia Celebrates World Food Day Source: Khmer Times
- How rice can change the world Source: Examiner.com
- New Study: Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’ s Health in Cambodia Source: Agence Kampuchea Presses
- Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health, Study Finds Source: The Cambodia Daily
- Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health – Study Source: Khmer Times