Guinea-Bissau Country content en On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.” In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau.  Guinea-Bissau Africa Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:55:53 +0000 Wilson Gama 643783 at UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME CELEBRATES ‘HEROES AMONG US’ ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY BISSAU – The World Food Programme (WFP) is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe in advance of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August to bring attention to the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need. Aid professionals Guinea-Bissau Local Africa Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:36:14 +0000 WFP 642677 at Guinea-Bissau: WFP scales up support for health centres to fight chronic malnutrition In Guinea-Bissau, nearly 15,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition across the country. With financial support from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), WFP has started distributions of supplementary nutritious foods in nutrition centres to help prevent chronic malnutrition. The intervention is part of a broader joint emergency programme, implemented by WFP in partnership with UNICEF, FAO and WHO. Through the country’s national public health centres network, approximately 55,000 children—representing half of children aged 6 to 23 months across the country—will receive daily rations of Plumpy Doz for a period of three months (March to May 2014). Health service providers register the children receiving food and produce monthly reports on the progress of distributions. Contributions to WFP NGOs Statement Focus on Women Nutrition Logistics Preventing Hunger What is Malnutrition? Guinea-Bissau Local Africa Focus on Women General Food Distribution Logistics NGOs Nutrition Fri, 02 May 2014 09:11:06 +0000 Wilson Gama 641255 at European Union And World Food Programme Sign Agreement To Enhance Food And Nutrition In Guinea-Bissau On 28 February 2014, in Bissau, Ambassador Joaquín González-Ducay, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and Mr. Ussama Osman, Country Director and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP), participated in a signing ceremony to recognize a contribution agreement for the amount of 5 million Euro (about USD 6.8 million) in the framework of the implementation of the programme "Integrated Actions in Nutrition and Agricultural Development" (UE-AINDA). Journalists Guinea-Bissau Africa Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:53:49 +0000 WFP 640428 at Hunger warning for Guinea-Bissau as cashew price dips A slump in cashew nut prices in Guinea-Bissau has left nearly half of the population eking out food, with families skipping meals or selling livestock to survive until the next harvest in September, aid groups say. (..) “The result is a significant decrease of [people’s] food security which obliges them to revert to coping mechanisms such as skipping meals, reducing food intake, selling animals and so on,” Ussama Osman, the World Food Programme (WFP) country director in Guinea-Bissau, told IRIN. Hunger in the news Guinea-Bissau hunger in the news Africa IRIN News Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:44:06 +0000 WFP 476240 at WFP Nutrition Activities In Guinea-Bissau Photos taken during a visit to Cuntum Madina Nutritional Recovery Centre, in Bissau, managed by the Chatolic NGO CARITAS, and in which, WFP has been providing nutrional support with Corn Soil Blend (CSB), Vegetable Oil and Sugar. Guinea-Bissau Local NGOs Nutrition Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:19:57 +0000 WFP 405034 at Urgent food aid to G.Bissau stalled due to lacking funds: UN - The United Nations said Tuesday that it had been forced to delay desperately-needed food aid to nearly 300,000 people in Guinea Bissau since it so far had received no donations to support the operation. "The assistance was due to start on March 1, 2013, but operations are stalled because, so far, (we have) not received any donor support for the operation," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN's World Food Programme, told reporters in Geneva. The WFP was urgently seeking $7.1 million to provide food and nutrition aid to 278,000 people across the troubled west African nation this year, "including to young mothers and children at increased risk of malnutrition", she said. Hunger in the news Guinea-Bissau hunger in the news Africa Global Post Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:32:28 +0000 WFP 404343 at WFP West Africa Nutrition in Focus: Increased Use of Specialized Nutritious Foods nutrition photo gallery for west africa  Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Côte d'Ivoire Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Togo Local Nutrition Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:34:57 +0000 WFP 398386 at Japanese donation to WFP School Feeding Programme in Guinea-Bissau Japan is WFP Guinea-Bissau's Top Donor. In 2012, USD 1.4 million $ have been donated to support the School Feeding Programme. This donation allowed to procure Rice, Sugar, Vegetable Oil and CSB to provide Food Assistance under the School Feeding Programme in Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau Local Facts and Figures Ambassadors & Celebrities Gender Logistics Nutrition Procurement School Meals Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:13:00 +0000 WFP 291306 at Guinea Bissau: field mission to WFP activities with EU representatives WFP leaded by the Head of Programme, Fatimata Sow-Sidibe, and EU, represented by Madeleine Onclin and Pauline Gibourdel, have undertaken a joint visit to WFP interventions in Bafata region. The joint mission allowed to visit Schools, Health Centres and a Rice Field, presenting WFP assistance to most vulnerable population in the field and to discuss funding possibilities to WFP future Projects.   For 2013-2014 WFP is being preparing a Protracted Relief and Recovery operation aiming to assist approximatly 270 thousands beneficieries in Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau Local P4P News P4P Stories from the field Crop Production Facts and Figures Ambassadors & Celebrities Capacity Building Logistics NGOs Nutrition Procurement Purchase for Progress School Meals Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:22:37 +0000 WFP 361642 at