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Rain, Rap, Resilience - Emergency Telecoms In South Sudan

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.

WFP Hosts Event On Managing Climate Risk at COP18

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

More Food Security Info On WFP Website

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.

Europeans Carry Torch on Resilience and Nutrition

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. 

Tony P. Hall To Speak At George McGovern Lecture

ROME - Upcoming George McGovern Lecture will focus on "The Changing Face of Hunger," presented by Tony P. Hall of The Alliance to End Hunger.

New Logistics Section Launched On WFP Website

The new Logistics section is now up and running on wfp.org! In addition to a global overview of WFP’s logistics operations, there is all sorts of information for our humanitarian partners and workers, donors, and those of you who are interested in hearing more about Logistics around the globe.
 
There is a little something for everyone. Check it out! 

WFP To Co-Host Event At AIDS 2012 Conference

At AIDS 2012, WFP and Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health will be hosting an open satellite session on the impacts of food and nutrition assistance in the response to HIV. If you’re in Washington on Monday, please join us!

UN Women ED In Rome For Talks On Empowering Rural Women

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.

New Sahel Response Map Combines Range Of Data

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.

Mali: Map Of Food And Refugee Crisis

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.