13 December 2013
Every year, the world marks the important role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in our everday lives by organising educational events aimed at raising awareness of this little-known discipline. In South Sudan, WFP used the celebration at the end of November to encourage girls to learn more about geography but also, more generally, to stay in school and pursue their studies.
13 December 2013
For people living with HIV in poor countries, there are already many barriers to accessing life-saving medication and also to the nutritional food that will help the treatment work. But for populations affected by emergencies, such as the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's even harder. This was one of the messages that emerged at the ICASA conference in Cape Town this week. WFP's Natalie Aldern was there and shares her read-out here.
2 December 2013
Twelve years have passed since doctors told Monica Julio that she had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The mother-of-six is now a busy and valuable member of her community in South Sudan, and she attributes this to food assistance provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), which allowed her to stick to her treatment and inspire others to do the same.
7 October 2013
Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, thousands of its people have returned from Sudan to their homeland. The World FoodProgramme is easing these families’ reintegration by providing food assistance and cash transfers.
9 September 2013
In South Sudan, WFP is distributing urgent food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled their homes to escape a resurgence of fighting in Jonglei State. Here are the stories of two WFP staff members who make this complex operation possible.
14 August 2013
Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan’s Jonglei State because of renewed fighting. WFP is providing food to thousands of these displaced people, offering a lifeline to families who have been hiding in the bush for fear of being caught up in the conflict.
12 March 2013
South Sudan has a huge agricultural potential that remains untapped. WFP is working through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative to help smallholder farmers develop business skills.
28 February 2013
WFP school meals are helping hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese students stay in school and build a brighter future, and WFP is working to help the young country's Ministry of Education build and sustain a national school meals system.
5 February 2013
Helping small farmers connect to markets is one of the most effective things we can do to build communities free from hunger. That’s what the ground-breaking “Purchase for Progress” initiative has done in 20 countries around the world. Now in the fifth and final year of its pilot phase, here’s what five farmers who took part in it have to say about the experience.
14 December 2012
JUBA – The Government of Japan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed on 4 December a new agreement in Rome for food assistance amounting to approximately US$3.125 million (250 million Japanese Yen) to benefit the most vulnerable people in the Republic of South Sudan.
- S. Sudan: 34,000 Seeking Shelter From Violence Source: The New York Times
- Food fears for tens of thousands in Jonglei Source: IRIN News
- UN humanitarian chief calls for access to civilians trapped by fighting in South Sudan Source: Global Times (China)
- Two years on, South Sudan still faces major challenges Source: IRIN News
- Hunger drives hunt for gold in South Sudan's east Source: The Guardian
- 23 July 2013 Ten years into the Darfur conflict (For The Media)