Purchase for Progress
14 June 2011

High food prices over the past year and growing concern over the effects of climate change have combined to put global food security at the top of the international agenda. A growing consensus among experts and policy makers is that a part of that solution lies in the hands of smallholder farmers.

Refugees and IDPs
26 April 2011

With tensions lingering in the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire, WFP is bringing food assistance to some 150,000 Ivorians who fled to Liberia to escape the recent conflict. In eastern Liberia's lush, cocoa-growing region, three Ivorian refugees tell their stories as they wait to return home. Watch new video

12 April 2011

WFP is ramping up efforts to assist people displaced by violence in Cote d’Ivoire with a series of airlifts that will help feed over 75,000 people around the country. Meanwhile, a logistically challenging operation is underway to feed some 150,000 refugees in remote areas of neighboring Liberia.

4 April 2011

When fighting broke out in Cote d’Ivoire last December, Zeh Apoline—an elderly fruit vendor who lost her husband and three children during Cote d’Ivoire’s 2002 Civil War—wasted no time in fleeing across the border into Liberia. She’s now recovering from the trip, which left her sick and exhausted, with the help of regular, nutritious meals.

4 April 2011

Tia Paul’s family of 12 depend on the cocoa and coffee farm that he left behind in November when fighting broke out across Cote d’Ivoire. Though lucky enough to have relatives in Liberia to stay with, he says he’s worried what could happen to his farm while he’s away.

4 April 2011

Foan Theolile never imagined that a simple infection could cost her son his leg. Then fighting broke out across Cote d’Ivoire and, unable to find a doctor, they were forced to seek help in Liberia. Though too late to save his leg, at least now they have a safe place to wait out the conflict and food to eat while her son recovers.

Emergency Assessments
10 March 2011

WFP is scaling up operations to provide food to growing numbers of people fleeing violence in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire. “The number of refugees and displaced people is reaching worrying proportions and with violence continuing in Cote d’Ivoire it can only get worse,” says WFP’s Regional Director Thomas Yanga.

Emergencies, Nutrition
9 February 2011

When fighting broke out in Cote d’Ivoire after contested presidential elections, Nadine, a pregnant mother of three, fled to Liberia. But her husband stayed behind to protect their home. She hasn’t heard from him since. As she waits for news and a signal they can return home, Nadine and her kids are getting by on food aid.

19 January 2011

As political unrest spread across Cote d’Ivoire after the contested presidential election, Roger, 45, and his family fled to Liberia with their life savings of US $50.00. Though the money soon ran out, WFP is making sure that they don’t go hungry while they wait for tensions to ease at home so that they can return.

Emergencies, General Food Distribution
5 January 2011

When tensions flared over the disputed presidential elections last month in Côte d'Ivoire, Peula Rachele, 31, and her four children fled across the border into neighbouring Liberia. WFP has launched an emergency operation to supply them and thousands of other refugees with nutritious food rations.