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Responding to Emergencies
5 July 2013

4 Million Syrians Unable To Buy Or Produce Enough Food

The conflict in Syria has seriously undermined the ability of families inside the country to grow or buy enough food for themselves, according to a joint report by WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Some 4 million Syrians cannot meet their food needs, a number that is likely to rise if fighting continues.

ED - E.Cousin
4 July 2013

Paving The Way Towards An African Renaissance

Leaders from across Africa and the humanitarian world met in Addis Ababa this week to discuss a “unified approach” to ending hunger on the continent by 2025. WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, who attended the high-level meeting, says understanding the linkages between issues like hunger, health and poverty is crucial to finding a solution.

26 June 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Implements New Project to Build Resilience and Reduce Malnutrition

Following the food crisis in 2012, WFP Burkina Faso has launched a new project to speed up vulnerable populations' recovery, build their resilience to future shocks and reduce malnutrition.

24 June 2013

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Ethiopia

Ethiopia loses around 16.5 percent of its GDP each year to the long-term effects of child malnutrition. That's just one of the statistics to emerge from "The Cost of Hunger in Africa" study which measures the economic impact of malnutrition in 12 different countries. Ethiopia is the third country so far to publish its findings.

Logistics
24 June 2013

Humanitarian Logistics Hub Being Built For Horn Of Africa

WFP has begun the construction of a humanitarian logistics hub for the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. When completed in 2015, the facility will strengthen the impact of food assistance and humanitarian partnerships, while lowering the cost of daily operations.

School Meals
23 June 2013

More Than 45,000 Hondurans Walk Against Hunger And Malnutrition

With a record 45,000 people taking part and the support of 50 private companies and of the government, Honduras celebrated the 2013 edition of  the "Zero Hunger Walk"  in its capital city Tegucigalpa this weekend. The event was organized to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and especially to highlight the importance of providing good nutrition during a child's first 1,000 days. 

21 June 2013

Burkina Faso: WFP Distributes Cash in Support of Resilience-Building Work

WFP Burkina Faso is carrying out Cash for Assets activities across six regions of the country, providing cash to vulnerable households in return for activities that boost food security. 

Focus on Women
18 June 2013

Women Refugees: Three Stories Of How Food Assistance Helped

World Refugee Day (June 20) focuses attention on the millions of refugees around the globe who need humanitarian assistance as they wait and hope to return home. WFP food assistance – be it food vouchers or traditional food rations -- is a key part of the humanitarian support system for these families.

Preventing Hunger
18 June 2013

Malnutrition Costs Uganda 5 Per Cent Of GDP

Uganda loses some US $899 million annually due to the effects of malnutrition. This is the alarming finding of a new study entitled The Cost of Hunger in Africa, which for the first time measures the economic burden of hunger on the continent. Uganda is the first of 12 countries in the region to announce its findings.

17 June 2013

Ecuador: Struggling Refugee Family Finds Welcome Breathing Space

Ecuador hosts the largest number of refugees in the western hemisphere. They are mostly Colombians, like Carmen and her family, who are struggling to make even enough money to survive. WFP works with other UN agencies and local governments to assist them.