somalia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/somalia Country content en WFP Fighting Famine with Finance in Drought Stricken Somalia (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-fighting-famine-finance-drought-stricken-somalia-media In February 2017, WFP reached almost a million people in Somalia using a combination of food distributions and digital cash cards that allow people to buy food in local markets-that’s more than twice the number of people reached in January. Close to 3 million people cannot meet their daily food requirements and require urgent humanitarian assistance, while another 3.3 million Somalis need livelihood support to keep from sliding into crisis. WFP is mobilizing air and other logistics assets to ensure a rapid and comprehensive response. And is airlifting essential nutrition supplies into hard-to-reach locations. WFP is also airlifting high-energy biscuits and other supplementary food for immediate assistance to drought-affected people who are on the move. WFP urgently needs more than US$290 million in order to cover the additional needs for more than 2 million people in need of life-saving food assistance, and to provide specialized nutrition support to mothers and children. WFP in Action Cash and Vouchers Logistics Responding to Emergencies Somalia English Africa Cash and Vouchers Video News Release Emergencies General Food Distribution Logistics Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:47:33 +0000 WFP 650993 at http://www.wfp.org Somalia: Persistent Drought Leads To Major Food Security Crisis http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/somalia-persistent-drought-leads-major-food-security-crisis-0 A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months. This expected food crisis could be exacerbated by a forecast poor rainfall season in 2017. Somalia Africa Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:34:49 +0000 WFP 650935 at http://www.wfp.org World Must Act Now To Save Lives in Somalia, U.N. Agencies Warn http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-must-act-now-save-lives-somalia-un-agencies-warn MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe. Somalia Global Africa Droughts Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:38:46 +0000 WFP 650921 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Support To Drought-Affected Somalis http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-welcomes-denmark%E2%80%99s-support-drought-affected-somalis COPENHAGEN – A well-timed contribution from Denmark of DKK 15 million (US$ 2.1 million) will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by drought in Somalia. Climate Change Somalia Africa Droughts Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:58:57 +0000 WFP 650868 at http://www.wfp.org As Drought Intensifies, WFP Provides Life-Saving Support To Mothers & Children In Somalia http://www.wfp.org/stories/drought-intensifies-wfp-provides-life-saving-support-mothers-children-somalia WFP is assisting young mothers and children with nutrition programmes in over 930 Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) centres across Somalia. In many centres, WFP works together with UNICEF, who treat severe acute malnutrition, while WFP addresses moderate acute malnutrition. With the United Nations warning of a risk of famine, these centres and others like it is just one of the critical ways that the international community can urgently and effectively address the impacts of the severe drought on the health of women and small children. Nutrition Somalia Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:11:27 +0000 WFP 650859 at http://www.wfp.org How EU Funds Are Helping WFP Get Critical Aid To Vulnerable Somalis http://www.wfp.org/stories/how-eu-funds-are-helping-wfp-get-critical-aid-vulnerable-somalis A worsening food security situation, due to a prolonged drought and ongoing conflict in Somalia, is threatening to unravel the fragile progress achieved since the famine of 2011. More than ever, WFP is counting on its partnership with ECHO to assist in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable Somalis.  Cash and Vouchers Climate Change Contributions to WFP Somalia Cash and Vouchers Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:02:33 +0000 WFP 650778 at http://www.wfp.org Germany Provides More Critical Support For Refugee Food Assistance In Ethiopia http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/germany-provides-more-critical-support-refugee-food-assistance-ethiopia ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany towards the food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.  Contributions to WFP Eritrea Ethiopia Somalia South Sudan Africa Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:46:51 +0000 WFP 650179 at http://www.wfp.org By Purchasing Maize from Somali Farmers, WFP Links Them to Markets and Boosts Sustainability http://www.wfp.org/videos/somalia-maize-video Somalia’s agriculturual sector has been undermined by years of conflict and climatic shocks, but WFP and its partners are helping farmers rebuild the sector and reconnect with markets. In partnership with FAO and the Somali Ministry of Agriculture, and with long-term support from the European Union (EU), WFP is working with Somali farmers to boost their capacity and to link them to domestic and international markerts.    Stories Somalia English Video stories Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:30:47 +0000 WFP 650081 at http://www.wfp.org Working Together In Support Of Somali Farmers http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/working-together-support-somali-farmers Somalia’s agriculturual sector has been undermined by years of conflict and climatic shocks, but WFP and its partners are helping farmers rebuild the sector and reconnect with markets.  Somalia Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Capacity Building Procurement Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:44:29 +0000 WFP 649788 at http://www.wfp.org UNICEF And WFP Respond To Needs Of Drought-Affected People In Somaliland And Puntland http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/unicef-and-wfp-respond-needs-drought-affected-people-somaliland-and-puntland NAIROBI – In northern Somalia, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up efforts to help communities cope with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions in Somaliland and Puntland. Somalia Global Middle East Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:30:13 +0000 WFP 649415 at http://www.wfp.org