somalia Country content en WFP Somalia: Using Technology For A Faster Humanitarian Response WFP Somalia: Using Technology For A Faster Humanitarian Response WFP in Action Somalia English Africa Video stories Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:58:45 +0000 WFP 648422 at EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media) The current El Niño is one of the strongest on the record and its impact on food security illustrates the need to increase investment in disaster risk reduction, early warning, climate change adaptation and resilience building. El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It occurs every 3-7 years. During an El Niño event, the relationship between winds and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean changes, modifying weather conditions around the world. The resulting changes in rainfall and temperature affect crop and pasture development across many of the areas where WFP works. It is possible that WFP will be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 when the impact of the El Niño event translates into increased food assistance needs across most of our areas of operation. Climate Change Preventing Hunger Guatemala Somalia Zimbabwe English Africa Americas Video News Release Monitoring Climate Change Droughts Emergencies Floods Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:29:39 +0000 WFP 648333 at 10 Facts About Hunger Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Afghanistan Algeria Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Moldova, Republic of Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Palestine, State of Panama Peru Philippines Russian Federation Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Africa Americas Asia Europe Middle East Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:54:56 +0000 WFP 647971 at On the Run Again: Somali Refugees Return Home from Yemen More than 28,000 people – nearly half of them children – have arrived in Somalia fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Most are Somalis returning to their homeland.   Somalia Yemen Africa Middle East Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:10:10 +0000 Laila Ali 647700 at 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at From Yemen to Somalia - WFP supports refugees For decades Somalis have been fleeing the conflict inside Somalia, risking their lives on overcrowded boats crossing the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Yemen. However, the escalating conflict in the neighboring country is reversing the migration trend as Yemeni families continue to arrive in the Somali ports of Bossaso and Berbera, fleeing the violence that has flared up in their country.   Somalia Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:06:30 +0000 Laila Ali 647070 at In Mogadishu, Vulnerable Families Receive Dates from Saudi Arabia To Ease Ramadan Fast WFP has distributed dates to more than 150,000 vulnerable people in Mogadishu, Somalia, to mark the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  The dates – generously donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – were distributed alongside the hot meals given to the urban poor in Mogadishu, and also to breastfeeding and pregnant women being treated for malnutrition in WFP’s nutrition programme in the Somali capital. Somalia Nutrition Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:36:45 +0000 WFP 646858 at 10 Facts About Hunger In Somalia Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Somalia. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. Somalia Global Africa Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:05:35 +0000 WFP 646691 at How WFP is Assisting Somalis Fleeing the Conflict in Yemen Over 14,000 people, have arrived in Somalia having fled the conflict in Yemen. Most of whom are Somalis returning to their homeland.  WFP is providing humanitarian assistance to those in need, including cooked meals as well as nutrition support to pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and small children to prevent them from becoming malnourished.   Somalia Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:48:27 +0000 WFP 646772 at Innovation In Somalia: Launch Of E-Transfer Cards In 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