Somalia https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Somalia Country content en UNICEF And WFP Respond To Needs Of Drought-Affected People In Somaliland And Puntland https://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 https://www.wfp.org In Mogadishu, WFP Is Supporting The Most Vulnerable People With Cash-Based Transfers https://www.wfp.org/stories/mogadishu-wfp-supporting-most-vulnerable-people-cash-based-transfers Across Somalia, more than a million people are struggling to meet their basic food needs, particularly internally displaced people and the urban poor. With support from the European Union’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), WFP is now providing the most vulnerable people in Mogadishu with cash-based assistance so they can shop for the food they need. WFP is increasingly providing cash-based transfers in places where food is available in the markets, but lack of income prevents vulnerable families from accessing it.   Cash and Vouchers Somalia Global Africa Cash and Vouchers Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:40:53 +0000 Laila Ali 648935 at https://www.wfp.org In Somaliland, WFP Assists Vulnerable People Facing Drought https://www.wfp.org/stories/somaliland-wfp-assists-vulnerable-people-facing-drought Somalia’s rainy seasons are growing shorter and more erratic. In a country where most people make a living from livestock or farming, either too much or too little rainfall can destroy livelihoods and push families into destitution. The ongoing El Niño has led to floods in south and central Somalia, and intensified the dry conditions in other parts of the country, leading to a severe drought in Somaliland, where many people’s coping mechanisms are stretched to a breaking point.  The generous support from DFID, USAID, Germany and Sweden means WFP is able to support drought affected people in Somaliland in ways that are appropriate to each location.  Cash and Vouchers Responding to Emergencies Somalia Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Droughts Emergencies Floods Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:08:26 +0000 Laila Ali 648884 at https://www.wfp.org Focus On Zero Hunger: COP21 (Episode 8) https://www.wfp.org/videos/focus-zero-hunger-cop21-episode-8 As world leaders gather in Paris for climate talks, this episode of WFP’s “Focus on Zero Hunger” series takes us to Somalia, a country that heavily relies on agriculture to feed its people. Climate change makes droughts and floods more frequent and more intense – for people in Somalia, it means destroyed crops, lost livestock and many displaced families facing hunger. “Over the last 10 years, half of our operations have been in response to climate disasters and helping people to recover from them. Climate change means that we need to be constantly improving the way that we prepare and respond to those crises, always looking for opportunities to help people anticipate climate disasters before they occur,” says Richard Choularton, Chief of WFP's Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes. Somalia climate change COp21 hunger somalia English Global Africa Video stories Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:20:04 +0000 WFP 648525 at https://www.wfp.org Focus On Zero Hunger: COP21 (Episode 8) https://www.wfp.org/videos/focus-zero-hunger-cop21-episode-8 As world leaders gather in Paris for climate talks, this episode of WFP’s “Focus on Zero Hunger” series takes us to Somalia, a country that heavily relies on agriculture to feed its people. Climate change makes droughts and floods more frequent and more intense – for people in Somalia, it means destroyed crops, lost livestock and many displaced families facing hunger. “Over the last 10 years, half of our operations have been in response to climate disasters and helping people to recover from them. Climate change means that we need to be constantly improving the way that we prepare and respond to those crises, always looking for opportunities to help people anticipate climate disasters before they occur,” says Richard Choularton, Chief of WFP's Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes. Somalia climate change COp21 hunger somalia English Global Africa Video stories Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:20:04 +0000 WFP 648525 at https://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/see-how-we-orangetheworld-pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Somalia: Using Technology For A Faster Humanitarian Response https://www.wfp.org/videos/somalia-scope 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 https://www.wfp.org EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/el-nino-2015-could-be-most-severe-record-wfp-warns-it-may-cause-widespread-global-hunger-medi 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 https://www.wfp.org On the Run Again: Somali Refugees Return Home from Yemen https://www.wfp.org/stories/somali-refugees-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 https://www.wfp.org 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño https://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-el-nino 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 https://www.wfp.org