Guinea https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Guinea Country content en WFP Begins Food Deliveries To Communities Suffering El Niño Drought And Frost In Papua New Guinea https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-begins-food-deliveries-communities-suffering-el-ni%C3%B1o-drought-and-frost-papua-n 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 https://www.wfp.org In Guinea, WFP Supports Women Farmers to Produce more to Feed and Educate their Children https://www.wfp.org/stories/guinea-wfp-supports-women-farmers-so-they-can-produce-more-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 https://www.wfp.org Ebola flare-up: WFP responds. Focus on logictics. https://www.wfp.org/stories/ebola-resurgence-humanitarian-air-service-saves-lives-forest-guinea-supporting-medical-respo 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 https://www.wfp.org A Snapshot Of WFP's School Meals Programme In Guinea https://www.wfp.org/stories/school-meals-guinea-rebuilding-communities 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 https://www.wfp.org More Children In Guinea To Benefit From WFP Nutritious Meals This School Year https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/more-children-guinea-benefit-wfp-nutritious-meals-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 https://www.wfp.org Surviving Ebola - A Persistent Fight https://www.wfp.org/stories/surviving-ebola-guinea-everyday 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 https://www.wfp.org Celebrating UN70: WFP's Emergency Operations Through The Years https://www.wfp.org/stories/celebrating-un70-wfp-emergency-operations-through-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 https://www.wfp.org Life After Ebola: Ebola Contacts Rely On WFP Food https://www.wfp.org/videos/life-after-ebola-ebola-contacts-rely-wfp-food Forecariah is a persistent hotspot in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Guinea. In the regions with high virus transmission, WFP is providing food to Ebola contacts for 21 days. This helps them stay isolated and supports government’s efforts to curb the Ebola virus and reach zero cases. Guinea Ebola Guinea hunger English Africa Video stories Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:22:52 +0000 WFP 648077 at https://www.wfp.org Life After Ebola: Ebola Contacts Rely On WFP Food https://www.wfp.org/videos/life-after-ebola-ebola-contacts-rely-wfp-food Forecariah is a persistent hotspot in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Guinea. In the regions with high virus transmission, WFP is providing food to Ebola contacts for 21 days. This helps them stay isolated and supports government’s efforts to curb the Ebola virus and reach zero cases. Guinea Ebola Guinea hunger English Africa Video stories Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:22:52 +0000 WFP 648077 at https://www.wfp.org Life After Ebola: Alseny’s Story https://www.wfp.org/videos/life-after-ebola-alseny%E2%80%99s-story Alseny Toure, a fisherman from Guinea, lost his wife and 15 of his close relatives to Ebola but he survived the deadly virus. Today, he is taking care of his four children and nine orphans. This is his story. Guinea Ebola Ebola survivor Guinea English Africa Video stories Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:07:42 +0000 WFP 648073 at https://www.wfp.org