Stories


Aid professionals
9 September 2013

Braving Danger To Bring Joy In South Sudan (Staff Interviews)

In South Sudan, WFP is distributing urgent food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled their homes to escape a resurgence of fighting in Jonglei State. Here are the stories of two WFP staff members who make this complex operation possible.

Logistics
24 June 2013

Humanitarian Logistics Hub Being Built For Horn Of Africa

WFP has begun the construction of a humanitarian logistics hub for the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. When completed in 2015, the facility will strengthen the impact of food assistance and humanitarian partnerships, while lowering the cost of daily operations.

Aid professionals
12 June 2013

WFP Publishes Detailed Data On Spending Through IATI Transparency Initiative

WFP has joined the growing group of governments, NGOs and aid organizations that publish detailed data on activities and spending using common standards established by the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
Food Security Analysis
12 June 2013

"Press 1 If You Did Not Eat Yesterday..."

With a grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), WFP is launching a pilot project in the Democratic Republic of Congo to collect food security data through mobile phone surveys.

Logistics
11 June 2013

Food,Trucks and Radios: WFP's Role In The 'Cluster' System

When emergencies strike, dozens of different UN agencies and partner organizations are called on to respond. They work together in “humanitarian clusters”, allow agencies to work together on areas of the response where they have the most capacity and experience. WFP leads the logistics and emergency telecommunications clusters, and co-leads the food security cluster with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Responding to Emergencies
7 June 2013

WFP Staffer Compares Two Refugee Camps: Zaatari and Dadaab

Dorte Jessen coordinates WFP's food assistance programmes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. She spends much of her time at the Zaatari refugee camp, which has swelled to the size of a large city over the past year. In 2011, Dorte worked at the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. We asked her to compare the two and tell us how things have changed at Zaatari since it opened.

Nutrition
7 February 2013

Six Questions With WFP Nutritionist In Eastern Congo

Crispin Mpigirwa is a WFP nutritionist, who works in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where entire communities often have to abandon their homes to escape fighting. A Congolese national, with 15 years of experience in humanitarian work, Crispin is a key figure in WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition in the camps for displaced people around Goma.

Aid professionals
17 January 2013

How To Ensure Food Assistance Doesn't Put People In Danger

How can agencies like WFP be sure that food assistance doesn’t jeopardize the safety of the people they're trying to help? This is the question asked by the authors of a new book exploring the measures WFP has taken to keep people safe while providing them with assistance.

Aid professionals
20 December 2012

The Murghab Valley ‘Breakthrough’: A Victory For Humanitarian Assistance In Afghanistan

When everybody says "it can't be done", what would you do? Would you accept it as a fact or would you rise up to the challenge and find a solution? Read on for an inspiring story of commitment and dedication from WFP's team in Afghanistan.

Aid professionals
3 December 2012

Why WFP Has Recruited A Weather Forecaster

For WFP, working in numerous places where the weather can be a challenge, having accurate information about what to expect means  staff can plan operations better. It can save time, money and even lives. That’s why WFP has just recruited Emily Niebuhr, an expert in “extreme weather”.

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