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13 January 2014

Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief Has A Record-Breaking Year

With record-breaking donations and continued awareness-raising about global hunger, 2013 was a huge year for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign. The relief efforts and ongoing campaign raised US$37 million in cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.

Nutrition
3 January 2014

New Anti-Stunting Drive To Begin In Malawi

WFP is helping to build a more nutrition-secure Malawi through an innovative programme aimed at preventing stunting. Some 47 percent of Malawian children have stunted growth -- one of the highest rates in Africa. 

Responding to Emergencies
31 December 2013

In South Sudan, A Former Refugee Is Tired of Life In Camps

WFP is providing food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in South Sudan, with many seeking shelter in UN peacekeeping compounds. Bitiim is one of the internally displaced persons who received assistance from WFP. He says the camp he is staying in reminds him of his life as a refugee before South Sudan became independent, and all he wants now is peace so he can leave the camp in safety.

Preventing Hunger
30 December 2013

10 Hunger Facts For 2014

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here is our list of top 10 hunger facts that everyone ought to know going into 2014.

23 December 2013

12 Images Of WFP's Fight Against Hunger In 2013

From the conflicts in Syria and Central African Republic to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2013 produced a challenging sequence of emergencies. But there were also new findings about school meals and encouraging stories from former aid recipients. Here are 12 photos that look back on a year in WFP's fight against hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
23 December 2013

In Bangui, Father Sells Tea To Support His Displaced Family

In the Central African Republic, WFP is providing food assistance to thousands of people who have fled the renewed violence in December. Distributions are taking place in hospitals, orphanages, churches and mosques - wherever people take refuge. Wilfred Feizoure, a father of two, was one recent recipient. But he is far from passive. He is doing what he can to support his family in this chaotic time. 

Responding to Emergencies
19 December 2013

Syria: Mother And Daughters Keep Running From Conflict

When conflict spread to the northern Syrian province of Aleppo last winter, it destroyed almost everything in its path -- including the rural town where Zakiya’s home once stood. Zakiya has been on the move ever since, constantly running from a conflict that keeps finding her. Early this month she had to move again.

16 December 2013

WFP Expands Operations In Syria As Struggle For Food Continues

DAMASCUS – WFP is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million Syrians who have fled the conflict and are now displaced inside their country or living in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people urgently need food assistance.

14 December 2013

Food Distributed To Families Displaced By Fighting In CAR

WFP continued to distribute food on Saturday to 40,000 people who have camped out at the airport in Bangui after being forced to flee their homes by the recent outbreak of fighting in the Central African Republic’s capital.

School Meals
13 December 2013

In South Sudan, WFP Puts Girls On The Map At GIS Day At School

Every year, the world marks the important role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in our everday lives by organising educational events aimed at raising awareness of this little-known discipline. In South Sudan, WFP used the celebration at the end of November to encourage girls to learn more about geography but also, more generally, to stay in school and pursue their studies.