somalia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/somalia Country content en Innovation In Somalia: Launch Of E-Transfer Cards In Bossaso http://www.wfp.org/stories/innovation-somalia-launch-e-transfer-cards-bossaso In February, Somalia became the second country in the world where WFP has launched its groundbreaking new system for managing assistance programmes, a platform known as SCOPE. The SCOPE information system allows WFP to monitor and control all its distributions of food, cash and vouchers electronically and in near real time. SCOPE also allows WFP to register beneficiaries, store information on the amount of food or money they are entitled to and – in the case of cash or vouchers – transfer the specific amount onto the cards. There was a buzz of anticipation as the first SCOPE transfer cards were handed out. Somalia Local Africa Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:19:04 +0000 WFP 645753 at http://www.wfp.org Shipping Tanzanian Maize To Somalia http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-ships-tanzanian-maize-somalia MSM Douro delivers 14,000 metric tons of maize from Tanzania to Somalia. Somalia Tanzania, United Republic Of Logistics Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:37:26 +0000 WFP 645525 at http://www.wfp.org How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia http://www.wfp.org/stories/how-wfp-responding-acute-needs-gedo-region-somalia The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia. Somalia Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:18:29 +0000 Laila Ali 643784 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Increases Work To Address Rising Rates Of Malnutrition In Somalia With Support From Canada http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-increases-work-address-rising-rates-malnutrition-somalia-support-canada The nutrition situation in Somalia has rapidly deteriorated, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates remaining above the 15 per cent emergency threshold in many parts of the country.  More than 200,000 children are diagnosed with acute malnutrition, 40,000 of whom suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and face an even higher risk of death. Since June, WFP has expanded its nutritional assistance to combat the rising rates of malnutrition. In the capital, Mogadishu, WFP is treating over 30,000 children under five, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers suffering from acute moderate malnutrition. Somalia Nutrition Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:38:03 +0000 WFP 643401 at http://www.wfp.org SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem http://www.wfp.org/content/un-warns-food-shortage-3-years-after-somalia%E2%80%99s-famine-2 MOGADISHU, 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rising food costs, poor ‘Gu’ seasonal rains earlier in the year and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there - a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid the risk of flooding, warn experts. Hunger in the news Somalia hunger in the news Africa All Africa / IRIN Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:36:42 +0000 WFP 643141 at http://www.wfp.org U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine http://www.wfp.org/content/un-warns-food-shortage-3-years-after-somalia%E2%80%99s-famine-1 MOGADISHU, Somalia — More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis. Somalia Local hunger in the news Africa The New York Times Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:27:50 +0000 WFP 643140 at http://www.wfp.org U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine http://www.wfp.org/content/un-warns-food-shortage-3-years-after-somalia%E2%80%99s-famine-0 More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis. Somalia hunger in the news Africa The New York Times Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:22:10 +0000 WFP 643139 at http://www.wfp.org U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine http://www.wfp.org/content/un-warns-food-shortage-3-years-after-somalia%E2%80%99s-famine More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis. Somalia hunger in the news Africa The New York Times Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:17:36 +0000 WFP 643138 at http://www.wfp.org Somalia food crisis: 50,000 children 'at death's door' http://www.wfp.org/content/somalia-food-crisis-50000-children-deaths-door-0 Humanitarian agencies demand urgent action as conflict and drought conditions theaten to leave nearly 3 million hungry. Somalia hunger in the news The Guardian Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:14:54 +0000 WFP 643137 at http://www.wfp.org UN warns of ‘grave humanitarian crisis’ in Somalia as more than 850,000 face starvation http://www.wfp.org/content/un-warns-%E2%80%98grave-humanitarian-crisis%E2%80%99-somalia-more-850000-face-starvation he UN’s director of humanitarian operations has told the world we “need to keep our attention on Somalia”, after new figures showed that more than 850,000 people in the country are in desperate need of food. Somalia hunger in the news The Independent (UK) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:11:19 +0000 WFP 643136 at http://www.wfp.org