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Nutrition
22 July 2014

In Sierra Leone, Food From WFP Vital To Fight Against Child Malnutrition

Malnutrition rates in Sierra Leone are among the highest in the world and the leading cause of child mortality in the country. In partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting malnourished children from the poorest households through a supplementary feeding programme, reaching 49,740 children across the country.  

 

Nutrition
21 July 2014

Lack of Funds Threatens Fight Against Malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Each year during the lean season—also known as the “hunger season”—the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a number of activities in Burkina Faso to prevent malnutrition, efforts that have proven effective in the fight against hunger. Due to a lack of funding, however, the programme has been reduced and could be suspended completely this year.

18 July 2014

South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid Reaches Remote, Conflict-Torn Community

While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners race to expand food assistance to reach communities living in very remote and hard to reach areas. Words and photos from Jackie Dent

16 July 2014

6 Things To Know About The UN Humanitarian Response Depots

Last week in Las Palmas, the humanitarian community welcomed the newest addition to the network of UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), ready to respond to emergencies around the world. But what is UNHRD?

Disaster Risk Reduction
16 July 2014

WFP And DFID In Joint Push To Prepare For Disasters And Save Lives

In 2013, a staggering number of people struggled to cope with the impact of conflict and natural disaster. The Syria conflict left 9.3 million people in need of urgent assistance, while Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 6,000 people and destroyed over a million homes.

Focus on Women
16 July 2014

C.A.R. Refugee: ‘How My Life Has Changed’

Fatimatou Djara is one of over 100,000 people who have arrived in Cameroon this year, fleeing the vicious bloodletting in the Central African Republic.  She and her three children receive food from WFP every month. In this interview, she explains some of the changes that life as a refugee brings.

15 July 2014

Dispatches from C.A.R. Episode 1: 'Welcome to Pretty Bangui'

July 2014, Central African Republic - While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, our colleague in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Read her diaries and try to get a sense of what it's like to live and work in C.A.R. during these dramatic days. Here's the first episode of a series describing her first encounter with the capital, Bangui.

School Meals
10 July 2014

Honduras: Zero Hunger National Drawing Challenge

The First Lady of Honduras, Ana de Hernández, World Food Programme Representative to Honduras, Pasqualina Di Sirio, BANPAIS* representative, Nidia Manzanares, and Minister of Education, Marlon Escoto, revealed the winners of the Reto Hambre Cero: un mundo sin hambre (Zero Hunger Challenge: A World Without Hunger) drawing contest in Honduras.

10 July 2014

Three Generations Of An Iraqi Family Displaced In Peramagroon

When violence broke out in Samaraa city in Iraq’s Salaheldin governorate, Umm Ibrahim, an Iraqi woman in her eighties, took shelter with nine other family members inside a relative’s garage. Two nights later, they fled to Peramagroon district in the nearby Suleymaniyah governorate, where they now live inside a public school with twelve other displaced families.

School Meals
9 July 2014

WFP Regional Director Meets with the First Lady of Honduras

Last week Honduran First Lady, Ana de Hernández, met with The World Food Programme (WFP)  Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto,  and WFP Representative to Honduras, Pasqualina Di Sirio. The aim of the meeting was to strengthen the long-standing relationship that WFP has had with the Government of Honduras for over 40 years.