2 March 2015
WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018.
International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development.
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.
12 December 2014
....as stakeholders show support for Home-Grown School Feeding
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.
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.
- 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