Guinea Country content en Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations. Contributions to WFP Congo Djibouti Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Japan Liberia Madagascar Rwanda Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Uganda Global Africa Asia Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 WFP 650311 at School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at Engans Give ‘Wantok’ Welcome To UN World Food Programme And Partners As Rice Reaches 45,795 People PORT MORESBY – A convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Government and UN partners reached Pilikambi Rural Local Level Government (LLG) last week to monitor food distributions to communities affected by El-Nino-related drought and frost. Officials were welcomed as ‘wantoks’— a Tok Pisin phrase meaning ‘close comrades’ – as several hundred Engan tribe members, local leaders and local government officials celebrated the convoy’s arrival. Guinea Asia Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:24:27 +0000 WFP 649983 at WFP Begins Food Deliveries To Communities Suffering El Niño Drought And Frost In Papua New Guinea PORT MORESBY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with CARE International and provincial authorities, begins food distributions today in the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea, which has experienced drought and periodic frost conditions since 2015. In two of the most affected provinces —Enga and Hela — 25,400 households will receive the first 70 kg ration of fortified rice lasting six weeks. WFP plans to reach 180,000 people in urgent need of food assistance in the country. Guinea Asia Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:55:20 +0000 WFP 649780 at In Guinea, WFP Supports Women Farmers to Produce more to Feed and Educate their Children More than 17 percent of primary school-aged population in Guinea is not attending classes, three-quarters of them are girls. The main reasons include cultural beliefs, ignorance and poverty. To encourage parents to send their children to school and address rural poverty, WFP is implementing since 2015 a “Home-Grown School Feeding” pilot in 281 schools in Forest Guinea.  Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), this initiative supports smallholder farmers particularly women to produce rice and fresh vegetables that are locally purchased and supplied to the schools to feed school children in most food insecure areas of the country. Focus on Women Preventing Hunger School Meals Guinea Africa Crop Production Livelihoods Focus on Women Purchase for Progress School Meals Thu, 12 May 2016 09:22:17 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 649575 at Ebola flare-up: WFP responds. Focus on logictics. With the Ebola flare-up in March, the Government of Guinea and its partners have reactivated the emergency response mechanism to contain the disease. While the primary Ebola response is medical, logistics services provided by WFP including storage and transportation play a crucial role by allowing health workers and medical supplies to reach the patients on time. WFP has also set up emergency sites in remote areas of the country so that medical teams and humanitarian responders can tend to those in need. Apart from logistical support, WFP is providing food to 1100 people affected by the recent flare-up, and to their families.     Responding to Emergencies Guinea Local Africa Ebola emergency Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:39:12 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 649445 at A Snapshot Of WFP's School Meals Programme In Guinea As schools resumed in November across Guinea, more than 240,000 children are benefitting from WFP's School Meals programme this academic year. Set in the heart of Guinea's verdant Forest Region, Koulé II primary school is one of the 1,605 schools benefitting from the programme - an increase from 735 last year.  School Meals Guinea Global Africa School Meals Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:32:06 +0000 WFP 648508 at More Children In Guinea To Benefit From WFP Nutritious Meals This School Year CONAKRY - More than 240,000 children will receive school meals this academic year in Guinea, as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its school meals programme from 735 to 1,605 primary schools across the country. Guinea Global Africa Ebola emergency Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:08:41 +0000 WFP 648350 at Surviving Ebola - A Persistent Fight In one of the worst Ebola epidemics known to man, few have walked out of the quarantined facilities with a clean bill of health.  Ebola survival rates are frighteningly low — only 10 to 40 percent of the people infected with the virus recover.  To date, Guinea reported more than 3, 800 confirmed cases of Ebola.  Of these, more than 1,300 people have survived the disease. Some 2,500 have died.  But those who do survive the deadly disease still face many challenges. When they return home, many find that their possessions have been destroyed to prevent the spread of the virus.  Survivors also face the twin challenges of lingering stigma and unemployment.  In the eyes of many, they still carry the disease.  Guinea Africa Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:48:14 +0000 WFP 648271 at Celebrating UN70: WFP's Emergency Operations Through The Years The United Nations turns 70 on 24 October 2015. Join us in celebrating by travelling back in time to some of WFP’s most significant emergency operations over the last 30 years. Guinea Haiti Indonesia Iraq Liberia Pakistan Sierra Leone South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Global Africa Asia Middle East Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:16:49 +0000 Leighla Bowers 648194 at