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Bringing school supplies to the children of Gaza

Students from Gaza are benefitting from a delivery of school supplies this week, as they begin a new academic year. A humanitarian convoy recently brought these supplies along with other relief items including cooking oil, flour and bed sheets.

Supporting the Ebola Response: An Interview with a WFP Logistician

Alastair Cook is a WFP logistician deployed to Monrovia, Liberia to support much needed food deliveries across the country, where WFP has reached over 43,000 people since the beginning of July. We were able to speak with Alastair about how things are going in Liberia, and this is what he had to say:

Combatting Malaria in Zambia, One Mosquito Net at a Time

During 2013 and 2014, the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million insecticide-treated mosquito nets, distributing to all provinces across the country. Working together with donors, the UN community, faith-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector, all of the country's ten provinces will be covered. 

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How Can Reducing Post-Harvest Losses Support Food Security?

Ask Simon Costa, the Project Manager for a new WFP Special Operation aimed at reducing post-harvest losses in Uganda and Burkina Faso. With the right tools and donor support, he’s confident post-harvest losses can be greatly reduced in our lifetimes.

UNHAS Flight Makes a Milestone Landing in DRC

National Aviation Safety Officer Hugo du Plessis recently joined a team of WFP Aviation staff and engineers to inaugurate a newly rehabilitated airstrip in the small village of Lukutu, DRC with the arrival of the first flight, UN25W. Hugo describes the impact this airstrip will have on surrounding remote communities, and the reaction of locals upon the flight’s landing near their home.

 

Creative Logisticians Work Around Bad Weather in the Philippines

When bad weather risked holding up urgent food assistance for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the emergency logistics team found an unusual solution…

Infographic: One Month On From Typhoon Haiyan

Setting up key logistics hubs and operational infrastructure has been the first step to ensuring that food and life-saving relief is able to reach the millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan. One month on, this is what WFP has done.

Wings of Hope in the Philippines

More than 1,030 aid workers have taken a flight with the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) since the operation began nearly three weeks ago. They have flown to 18 remote locations and islands on 160 flights to reach the millions displaced in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

The Philippines: the Logistics of the Haiyan Response

The challenges of getting food and relief to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan have been largely related to logistics. In certain locations, infrastructure suffered significant damage, and WFP has worked hard to assist the Government and the humanitarian community in its response by setting up key logistics lifelines.