Somalia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Somalia Country content en China Delivers Food Assistance To Somalia Through The “Maritime Silk Road” http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/china-delivers-food-assistance-somalia-through-maritime-silk-road BEIJING – Today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began the dispatch of Chinese rice through the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ to support hundreds of thousands of people in need of food assistance across drought-stricken Somalia. This contribution is a concrete outcome following China’s commitment to food assistance at the Belt and Road Forum held in May this year. Somalia Africa Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:46:51 +0000 WFP 651198 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Working to Avert Famine in Somalia as Effects of Drought Intensify (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-working-avert-famine-somalia-effects-drought-intensify-media WFP is deeply concerned about the deepening hunger and nutrition crisis in Somalia as the effects of drought intensify. Although large-scale assistance is improving conditions for many, a growing number of people are still facing severe hunger, and malnutrition is worsening among mothers and children.  Cash and Vouchers Responding to Emergencies Somalia English Africa Executive Director Cash and Vouchers Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Tue, 30 May 2017 11:56:41 +0000 WFP 651193 at http://www.wfp.org Somalia, Averting Famine http://www.wfp.org/videos/somalia-averting-famine WFP is in a stronger position to respond than during the Somali famine of 2011, but there are still some areas of the country out of reach, and needs are extremely high. Stories Somalia English Africa Video stories Executive Director Cash and Vouchers Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Mon, 29 May 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651199 at http://www.wfp.org New WFP Report Proves Link Between Hunger and Migration (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/new-wfp-report-proves-link-between-hunger-and-migration-media At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders. “At WFP, we are doing everything we can to care for refugees who are hungry or starving across the world,” said David Beasley, WFP Executive Director. “With millions of our brothers and sisters having fled their homes and facing so much hardship, it is our duty to shed light on their tragic situation.” The report is launched at a moment when multiple protracted crises and a period of political transition challenge the levels of international food and humanitarian assistance provided for refugees and people who have been forcibly displaced. WFP in Action Central African Republic Djibouti Lebanon Somalia South Sudan Syrian Arab Republic English Africa Central African Republic emergency Middle East South Sudan emergency Syria emergency Executive Director Video News Release Monitoring Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Food Security Analysis General Food Distribution Logistics Fri, 05 May 2017 07:33:16 +0000 WFP 651123 at http://www.wfp.org Danish Funding Supports Vulnerable People In Horn Of Africa Drought And South Sudan http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/danish-funding-supports-vulnerable-people-horn-africa-drought-and-south-sudan NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the Government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought. Ethiopia Kenya Somalia South Sudan Africa Tue, 02 May 2017 12:19:13 +0000 WFP 651113 at http://www.wfp.org UN Food Agencies Warn Against Ignoring Famine Alarm http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-food-agencies-warn-against-ignoring-famine-alarm ROME – The leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Nigeria Somalia South Sudan Yemen Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:18:36 +0000 WFP 651107 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Air-Lifts Life-Saving Supplies To People Struck By Drought In Somalia http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-air-lifts-life-saving-supplies-people-struck-drought-somalia DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today air-lifted life-saving food supplies to drought-stricken Somalia for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who are displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities. Somalia Africa Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:30:13 +0000 WFP 651087 at http://www.wfp.org #FightingFamine - Somalia http://www.wfp.org/videos/fightingfamine-somalia 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. Stories Somalia English Africa Video stories Cash and Vouchers Droughts General Food Distribution Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651156 at http://www.wfp.org 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