Afghanistan: Innovative Initiatives To Achieve Zero Hunger
As part of its efforts to achieve Zero Hunger in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working, since 2006, with smallholder farmers, traders, commercial millers and Afghan factories to stimulate local food production, connect farmers to markets, and promote the entire food value chain by raising awareness about locally produced nutritious foods. The food value chain development has the potential to create job opportunities and provide reliable income sources to vulnerable families across the country.
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Men load sacks of food aid on a supply truck in Islamabad
Men load sacks of food aid on a supply truck, provided by Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation to be distributed in earthquake stricken areas, in Islamabad November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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10 Facts About Hunger In Afghanistan
Afghanistan faces enormous humanitarian challenges after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Just a week ago, an earthquake hit the northern regions of the country killing hundreds and causing extensive damage in mountainous areas. Here are ten facts to help you understand the food and nutrition situation in this country. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.
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U.N. causes food-poisoning with deliveries of old, "mouldy" biscuits to Syria, says rights body
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Men load sacks of food aid on a supply truck, provided by Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation to distribute in earthquake stricken areas in Lahore
Men load sacks of food aid on a supply truck, provided by Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation to distribute in earthquake stricken areas in Lahore, Pakistan, October 30, 2015. The United Nations says Pakistani charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for a deadly militant group blamed for a bloody 2008 attack on the Indian city of Mumbai. But to survivors of this week's earthquake, the Islamist aid workers are heroes. About 2,000 Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) volunteers fanned out across northern Pakistan after Monday's quake, highlighting the organization's well-oiled disaster response and ability to work alongside the military. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza