Somalia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Somalia Country content en Less Than Three Years After Famine, Somali Farmers Bounce Back http://www.wfp.org/stories/somalia-less-three-years-after-famine-gripped-somalia%E2%80%99s-breadbasket-somali-farmers-bounce--0 For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance, which WFP will use to support their fellow Somali people. This landmark achievement comes less than three years after southern Somalia was hit by a devastating famine.   Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Somalia Global Africa Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:50:09 +0000 Laila Ali 640577 at http://www.wfp.org New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers To Become WFP Suppliers http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/new-initiative-enables-somali-farmers-become-wfp-suppliers As part of a joint resilience strategy that aims to strengthen livelihoods and improve the ability of vulnerable Somalis to cope with shocks, WFP and FAO experts have provided training and technical support to small-scale farmers in Somalia, with the hope of linking them to markets and grow to become medium- and large-scale farmers. With funding from the government of Austria, WFP purchased 200 metric tons of maize produced by farmers from Afgoye one of the areas that was worst affected by the famine less than three years ago. WFP hopes to continue this agricultural support and local procurement with the aim of helping smallholder farmers achieve developmental gains while fighting hunger at the same time. Somalia Procurement Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:28:51 +0000 WFP 640517 at http://www.wfp.org New Initiative Enables Somali Farmers To Become WFP Suppliers http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-initiative-enables-somali-farmers-become-wfp-suppliers EU, Austria and UN Food Agencies Are Backing Landmark Initiative Somalia Africa Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:11:40 +0000 WFP 640467 at http://www.wfp.org Colour Me Capable: In Somalia, WFP Enables Women To Learn New Skills http://www.wfp.org/stories/colour-me-capable-somalia-wfp-enables-women-learn-new-skills One of the World Food Programme’s main priorities is to strengthen communities so that individuals can support themselves and their families. Through its Food-for-Training activities, WFP provides food rations to encourage community members to participate in training that teaches practical vocational skills, such as literacy or tailoring. In Bossaso, in northern Somalia, women are learning how to tie dye cloth and make woven goods – skills that will stand them in good stead as they seek to rebuild their lives after fleeing their homes elsewhere because of conflict.   Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Food For Assets Somalia Horn of Africa Local Africa Food for Assets Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:36:31 +0000 Laila Ali 633216 at http://www.wfp.org Bringing Water To The Fields: WFP And Partners Work With Farmers In Somalia http://www.wfp.org/stories/bringing-water-fields-wfp-and-partners-work-farmers-somalia In Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have pooled their skills and expertise to enhance efforts to build resilience among local communities through a Joint Resilience Strategy. WFP contributes to this initiative through its livelihood activities, such as water catchment rehabilitation and canal irrigation. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Food For Assets Somalia Horn of Africa Local Africa Food for Assets Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:19:53 +0000 WFP 627438 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Life-Saving Aid To Cyclone-Hit Puntland, Somalia http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-delivers-life-saving-aid-cyclone-hit-puntland-somalia A tropical cyclone slammed into Somalia’s northeastern coast on 10 November, killing at least 80 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Many of those who died were children or elderly people – those most at risk from hypothermia and exposure. Despite logistical challenges, the World Food Programme is providing critical assistance to affected communities while also looking to cater for longer-term needs. Somalia Local Emergencies Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:16:20 +0000 WFP 627250 at http://www.wfp.org Joint appeal on Kenya refugee resourcing http://www.wfp.org/content/joint-appeal-kenya-refugee-resourcing The situation in Somalia has improved, and while it is still early, already some are making the decision to venture back. (..) But the fact remains that half a million refugees are currently living in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya, and they continue to require the same things they needed two years ago: shelter, food, water and safety. (..) Facing a shortage of funding, on November 1, WFP was forced to reduce food rations for refugees in Kenya by 20 percent. If these cuts must be long-lasting or expanded, it could slow or even reverse the refugees' recovery, and endanger their health all over again. Hunger in the news ED - E.Cousin Somalia hunger in the news worth reading Africa Al Jazeera Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:56:52 +0000 WFP 626458 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Life-Saving Food After Cyclone Hits Puntland, Somalia http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-delivers-life-saving-food-after-cyclone-hits-puntland-somalia A tropical cyclone slammed into Somalia’s northeastern coast on 10 November, killing at least 80 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Many of those who died were children or elderly people – those most at risk from hypothermia and exposure. Despite logistical challenges, the World Food Programme is providing critical assistance to affected communities while also looking to cater for longer-term needs.  Emergency Operation (EMOP) Responding to Emergencies Somalia Horn of Africa Local Africa Emergencies Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:35:18 +0000 Laila Ali 622046 at http://www.wfp.org Aid reaches storm-ravaged Somali region http://www.wfp.org/content/aid-reaches-storm-ravaged-somali-region The World Food Programme sent 340 tonnes of food, enough for 4,000 households for a month, while Puntland's government sent 32 trucks of supplies, the UN said on Monday.The local government in the semi-autonomous region said as many as 300 people were feared dead, while the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirmed 80 deaths so far. Hunger in the news Somalia hunger in the news Africa Al Jazeera Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:23:26 +0000 WFP 614558 at http://www.wfp.org In Somalia, WFP Helps Girls To Feed Their Dreams http://www.wfp.org/stories/somalia-wfp-helps-girls-feed-their-dreams School meals are at the heart of the World Food Programme’s fight against hunger. Last year, the world’s largest humanitarian agency provided school meals or take-home rations to 24.7 million children around the world. In Somalia, WFP’s school meals are helping to bring children back to class, and this is especially important for girls, who have often been expected to stay at home and help with chores.  School Meals Somalia Horn of Africa Global Africa School Meals Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:34:12 +0000 Laila Ali 595908 at http://www.wfp.org