A collection of news and comment of interest to people working in the world of humanitarian aid. Subscribe
The WFP-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster has set up satellite communications services for the humanitarian community assisting tens of thousands of refugees in Yida, South Sudan. It's one of the most challenging places in the world for aid workers to live and work.
As the Philippines reeled from the deadly effects of Typhoon Pablo, WFP hosted an event at the COP18 summit which discussed how an increasingly unpredictable climate is a growing risk for the world’s poor and vulnerable
We have just expanded the Food Security Analysis section of wfp.org to include more of our data on food prices and purchasing power. We’ve also re-arranged things so that all relevant data - including assessment reports – can be found on the relevant country page.
The European Commission is hosting the European Development Days (EDD) on 16-17 October to drive forward debate on international development and cooperation. Participants, both onsite and online, will put forward ideas, examine creative solutions and discuss key issues connected to development.
ROME - Upcoming George McGovern Lecture will focus on "The Changing Face of Hunger," presented by Tony P. Hall of The Alliance to End Hunger.
ROME -- World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin welcomed Ms. Michelle Bachelet, her counterpart at UN Women, to WFP headquarters on Friday for two high-level meetings on a 5-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women.
A new interactive map of the Sahel hunger crisis has been created by Development Seed, the Washington-based specialists in data visualisation and mapping. It's actually a platform allowing regional and international organizations to share their data and to help build a broader picture of the crisis in Sahel.
This new map from our Food Security unit in West Africa provides a helpful overview of the situation in and around Mali, where the risk of hunger caused by the Sahel drought has been compounded by the population displacement caused by the conflict in northern Mali.