WFP Staff In Ecuador And Colombia Share Experiences Of Assisting Refugees

Ecuador hosts the largest recognized refugee population in the region due to the large numbers of Colombians fleeing violence. WFP works with the governments of Ecuador and Colombia to provide food assistance to these people living along the border. Recently WFP staff working in Colombia met with WFP staff in Ecuador to exchange experiences on how to improve food and nutrition security to help displaced people and refugees rebuild their lives. Read more




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WFP donates trucks to reach displaced Syrians in war zones

A recent donation of trucks by WFP is helping a fellow humanitarian partner to reach the most vulnerable inside Syria.

The Top 5 Ways Logistics is Fighting Ebola

In addition to providing food assistance, WFP is working closely with medical, humanitarian and government partners across West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. Here are the top 5 ways logistics is supporting the humanitarian community:

Engineers and logisticians unite against Ebola

Right now, WFP is doing something it has never done before.

Joint UN initiative to empower rural women

In seven countries worldwide, WFP’s efforts to empower rural women are being strengthened through a joint UN project with UN Women, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). By coordinating the four agencies’ respective areas of expertise in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Liberia and Rwanda, P4P has played a central role. The extensive networks and experience brought by P4P has provided a powerful platform to jointly empower rural women.

Farmers’ organizations driving change for rural women in Burkina Faso

Women farmers in Burkina Faso face a number of barriers to increasing their agricultural productivity and income. Many are the product of cultural norms that limit women’s access to productive resources such as land and agricultural inputs. Utilizing the leadership potential of farmers’ organizations and acquiring men’s support has proven to be effective in addressing these norms and empowering rural women.

Five rural women share their stories

Rural women in developing countries generally work around 16 hours a day. Not only are they responsible for tending their family farms for little or no profit, they also engage in a great deal of unpaid work, such as childcare and household duties. This work is both physically demanding and time-consuming, especially as women often don’t have the resources to purchase technology which could lighten their workload. Despite their hard work, women are generally excluded from decision-making within their own households and communities.

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