30 September 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

16 September 2015

The acute and complex emergency affecting C.A.R has resulted in widespread disruption in peple’s livelihoods.  Nearly a quarter of the population is in need of urgent food assistance, with food production about 50 per cent less in 2014 than pre-crisis.  WFP and EU's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) are working together to provide both food assistance and find sustainable solutions to address food insecurity.

Central African Republic emergency
25 August 2015

German Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Wolfgang Manig, along with the World Food Programme's (WFP) Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Germany. Upon Mr. Manig's return to Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions of the mission.

8 July 2015

With support from France, The World Food Programme (WFP) officially launched a voucher programme to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) living around the M'Poko airport site in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), as they return home after having lived through months of uncertainty.

School Meals
26 May 2015

Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.​

27 April 2015

With more than 400,000 people forcibly displaced inside the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, WFP continues to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in dire need. One important aspect of our work has been the fight against malnutrition. WFP provides highly nutritious food to children suffering from malnutrition, including a ready-to-use nutrient supplement called Plumpy’ Sup for children affected by moderately acute malnutrition. The treatment is provided at health centres managed by WFP partners. In 2014, over 34,000 children received treatment under this initiative, called targeted supplementary feeding. 

30 January 2015

Daouda Guirou comes from Mopti in central Mali and has worked for WFP for five years. Last October he was deployed as a communications officer to the Central African Republic where he follows food deliveries and handles media and donor relations in difficult and often very dangerous conditions.
More than 900,000 people have been displaced by extreme violence in C.A.R in the past 12 months. Daouda travelled to Bambari, the country’s second largest city. This is his personal account of his journey.

29 December 2014

From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.

20 November 2014

After several delays due to insecurity, many schools have opened today in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.) As children are back in class, WFP's  school meals programme has restarted.  We followed Christelle, a 8 year old girl in second grade, during her first day of school in the capital Bangui, after a break of four months. 

16 September 2014

While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, WFP’s Communications Officer in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Here's the fifth part of her series of blogs from C.A.R.