Stories


Aid professionals
17 May 2012

Let’s Net - Preparation Is Key

Participants from all over the world are joining the Let's Net training course to become Electronic Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) and give their support in the field for emergencies that need telecommunication services to be set up.

Aid professionals
24 April 2012

Preparing An IT Force For Emergency Response

Emergency IT personnel are often among the first aid workers to respond in an emergency. It takes a unique set of skills to operate in such a fast-moving, high-pressure work environment. An upcoming disaster simulation organised by WFP will help emergency telecomms specialists prepare for the challenges and rigors that await them in the field.

Aid professionals
23 January 2012

South Sudan: World's Newest Country Deploys World's Newest Solution For Emergency Comms

As the world’s youngest country, IT and telecommunications infrastructure in South Sudan are still underdeveloped, posing enormous challenges for humanitarian workers. A new partnership between WFP and the Government of Luxembourg is changing, thanks to the new  ‘emergency.lu’ platform which has just been deployed in South Sudan.

Responding to Emergencies
13 December 2011

New 'Pick and Mix' Early Warnings Service Launched

Get exactly what you want – and none of what you don’t. That’s what WFP’s Early Warning, Analysis and Support team is offering with a new service which allows WFP's partners in other agencies to personalize and customize exactly what information they receive. The service incorporates the team's expanding monitoring and analysis work and is based on feedback received from staff and partners.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
9 December 2011

HIV project in Lao PDR wins award for South-South Cooperation

 A WFP-supported project to provide better HIV treatment and care in Lao PDR has received an award in recognition of excellent South-South Cooperation.

Aid professionals
30 November 2011

IT Expert Keeps The Lights On In Somalia

WFP staff in Somalia depend on generators for power, but poor-quality diesel fuel in the country can lead to frequent breakdowns. To tackle the problem, a WFP IT expert has devised a custom filtering system which protects the generator from impurities. Deployed across the country, the system has helped to provide aid workers with a more reliable source of power.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
28 November 2011

For World's Poor, Right Food Key To Beating HIV

For people living with HIV, eating nutritious food is essential. Proper nutrition, combined with medical treatment, means they can recover their health and resume productive lives. WFP supports some 2.5 million people in 44 countries through its HIV programmes. Here are three of those people.

Focus on Women
23 November 2011

In Colombia, Food Assistance Is Part Of Response To Violence Against Women

In Colombia, WFP assists many victims of sexual and gender-based violence, providing them with food assistance as they recover. As part of her work for WFP, Mariangela Bizzarri recently visited a town on Colombia's Pacific coast to meet some of these women and to assess the impact of the violence they have experienced. She sent us this personal account of one day of meetings.

Aid professionals
17 October 2011

What Do ICT Technicians And Usain Bolt Have In Common?

Somalia is one of the toughest places to work for a humanitarian worker. Security considerations affect everything – even getting an email system set up. Amos Mwea describes the challenges he faces installing a satellite dish at Mogadishu’s seaport.

Focus on Women
24 August 2011

WFP Women Leaders: Nancy Roman

Nancy Roman worked in journalism, in business, on Wall Street and in the non-profit sector before joining WFP in 2007. She is convinced that her multifaceted career before WFP prepared her well for the role of director of Communications, Public Policy and Private Sector Partnerships. In particular it has helped her develop WFP's work with the private sector.

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