19 March 2013
Somalia's rates of malnutrition are historically high, but education can help to tackle the problem. WFP's nutrition programme is not only helping women & children recover from undernutrition, but also teaching mothers how to protect themselves and their families against it.
12 March 2013
WFP has completed dredging works in the port cities of Mogadishu and Bossasso, which has allowed larger ships to dock and more cargo to enter Somalia.
5 February 2013
Somalia's food insecurity has eased, according to a new report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. But, as a visit by WFP to Kismayo demonstrates, acute malnutrition remains alarmingly high, particularly among children.
15 October 2012
Compared to this time last year, things have improved for Somalis who have directly benefited from the creation of community assets which provide a way out of the proverty trap.
29 August 2012
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has sent condolences to the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Jose Graziano da Silva, in the wake of the killing of an FAO employee in southern Somalia earlier this week.
The note, sent Tuesday, expressed the deep sadness of WFP staff over the death of a fellow humanitarian, who was working to make build a better life for ordinary people in Somalia.
1 August 2012
Providing emergency school snacks to children attending lessons has proved to be invaluable in making sure they get vital nutrients, as well as helping them to concentrate on the task in hand.
17 July 2012
In Puntland, hundreds of people have benefitted from WFP’s Food for Training programme that offers food in exchange for participation in skills training. The programme helps people improve their economic status and self-reliance.
17 July 2012
WFP Public Information Officer Susannah Nicol has visited Somalia several times over the last year and spoken to families who fled the famine and conflict in the south. She looks back on the year since the famine declaration, charting the progress of relief efforts and the experiences of two mothers who have received WFP assistance.
17 July 2012
Twelve months after the declaration of famine in Somalia, WFP provides ten simple questions with relative answers in order to better explain what the situation is now like.
18 May 2012
In Somaliland, thousands more people are getting fresh meat as part of their diet as the direct result of WFP using vouchers. The vouchers are being provided as the family ration to households who have a malnourished child enrolled in the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme. Local traders are seeing the benefits we well as the money is ploughed back into their economy. Added to that, the number of children being brought for screening has risen, so it's a win-win situation all round...
- WFP: 1.6 Million in Need of Food Aid in Somalia Source: VOA News
- Somalia: UN Relief Official Cautions Against Complacency On Food Security Source: allAfrica
- As peace returns to Somali town, UN food relief agency resumes assistance Source: UN News Centre
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- UN: Millions in Somalia Need Aid Source: VOA News
- 6 February 2013 WFP Food Assistance Returns To Kismayo
- 16 October 2012 Somalia: Livestock Farmer Begins To Recover From Drought