7 May 2015
A crucial part of the World Food Programme's Ebola response is to help communities affected by Ebola transition out of crisis and regain a sense of normalcy. One important aspect of this transition means supporting children whose lives were torn apart after losing their parents and their safety net to Ebola.
7 April 2015
As new Ebola cases emerge in the southern regions of Guinea and near the country’s capital, WFP has shifted focus by opening a new office in the town of Forecariah. This office, along with two new mobile storage units with a combined 800 metric tons of capacity, will help staff on the ground better reach vulnerable people most in need of assistance.
17 March 2015
Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week.
10 March 2015
Although progress has been made, we are not out of this devastating crisis yet. WFP and its partners continue to remain vigilant and provide the support needed to achieve zero cases across all Ebola-affected countries. You might have not seen much about Ebola in the media of late. Here is, in brief, our latest news:
23 February 2015
Due to the Ebola outbreak, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after their July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of their education. On 19 January, public schools in Guinea began to gradually reopen, and WFP has begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January.
4 February 2015
Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.
28 January 2015
What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!
15 January 2015
Have you ever been inside an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)? Neither has 99.999% of the world. You can bet that the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster team is part of the 0.001% that has.
12 November 2014
During emergencies, coordination is essential for the success of relief operations. The Logistics Cluster is a group of humanitarian organizations who work together to ensure efficient and effective logistics in emergencies. Because of its expertise and field capacity, WFP was chosen to lead the Logistics Cluster. In Ebola-affected countries, the Cluster is working to support the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the humanitarian community.
9 October 2014
WFP is scaling up its response to the Ebola virus to provide assistance to around 1 million people affected by the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, delivering food alongside the health response. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Donate here
- Japan gives Guinea US$5.8 million for health Source: Afrique En Ligne
- GUINEA: Climbing out of the donor funding gap Source: IRIN
- UN to Shutdown Critical Air Service to West Africa Source: VOA News (USA)
- Guinea’s humanitarian flights may be grounded Source: Afrol News
- Guinea: Child malnutrition - moving beyond stop-gaps Source: IRIN
- 30 October 2014 How WFP Supports Ebola Response In Guinea