18 August 2015
Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.
10 July 2015
With the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided 212 metric tons of dates to the refugees in Dadaab, Kenya.
1 July 2015
Funds have forced the World Food Programme ( WFP) to reduce the amount of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent. While the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact, become greater without significant contributions that will prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.
25 June 2015
WFP's operations in Kenya are facing severe funding shortfalls, forcing the UN agency to reduce the size of food rations distributed to refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps by 30 percent, starting in mid-June. Similarly, a shortage of funds is threatening to force cuts in the WFP-supported school meals programme, which helps keep children in school in Kenya's arid areas and the slums of Nairobi.
19 December 2014
As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.
9 December 2014
Together with our partner Knorr, the World Food Programme is working with smallholder farmers to bring home grown school meals to more schools in Kenya. When school meals are locally grown, it’s not only the children who benefit – but entire communities.
See how this innovative approach is building brighter futures in Kenya…
24 October 2014
One of the ways WFP is working toward “zero hunger” in Kenya is through community-based livelihood and asset-creation projects that help strengthen food security. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food self-sufficiency.
29 August 2014
Below average rains, increased food prices and conflicts, have contributed to a 15 percent increase in the number of people requiring food assistance. A Long Rains food security assessment recently released by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) estimates that 1.5 million people are acutely food insecure and will require immediate food assistance over the next six months (September 2014 – February 2015). This is almost double the 850,000 that were in need during the same period last year.
29 January 2014
Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in mid-December last year, Kakuma has received about 13,000 refugees. An average of 300 refugees daily, mostly women and children, are being received at the camp. WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees at the border upon arrival and also at the refugee camp.
9 October 2013
WFP has introduced Fresh Food Vouchers for pregnant and nursing mothers in Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Through this pilot project, mothers receive vouchers to buy fresh food such as meat, fruit and vegetables, which are not part of the usual WFP food basket.
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- Data drip: 'Smart' handpumps send signal that water has run out Source: The Guardian
- Kenya: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops Source: IRIN
- Insurance helps Kenya's herders protect against drought Source: CNN
- Mother Rescued From Slide Into Severe Malnutrition Source: Footcircles
- 25 March 2015 Support Needed For School Meals In Kenya
- 20 February 2015 Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Supports Refugees In Kenya
- 23 October 2014 In Kenya Cash Is Boosting Food Security
- 16 October 2014 More Than Food: Boosting Education In Kenya