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Responding to Emergencies
15 April 2014

Refugees From C.A.R. Receive Food Vouchers In Chad

At the end of March, WFP began the first large-scale distributions of food vouchers to respond quickly and effectively to the growing humanitarian needs of people that have fled the Central African Republic (CAR).

Purchase for Progress
14 April 2014

Honduras: WFP and FAO Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation to Support Family Farmers

The purpose is to implement joint strategies to support smallholder and medium farmers of staple grains through WFP’s Purchasing for Progress (P4P) initiative and FAO’s Central American Agri-Food Chain Project.

Food Security Analysis
14 April 2014

Syria: Looming Drought Threatens To Worsen Food Crisis

The ongoing conflict is making it almost impossible for Syrians to access food and now a looming drought threatens to put the lives of millions more at risk.

Responding to Emergencies
10 April 2014

South Sudan: 9 Hunger Facts

Over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the on-going conflict since December. WFP continues to provide food by any means possible to those in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in South Sudan.

Focus on Women
8 April 2014

Coffee Rust Crisis Leaves Many Guatemalan Families Struggling

The Coffee Rust Crisis is hitting families hard in the village of La Conquista. Take Iliana’s. They have switched from growing coffee to bananas. But the fruit sells for less, so the family is noticeably poorer. Iliana's husband has gone to Mexico to find work. Meanwhile, to save money, she has pulled her eldest daughter out of school. Times are tough. But support from WFP and the Government is making a difference.

Responding to Emergencies
7 April 2014

'It Doesn’t Get Much Worse': WFP Economist On C.A.R.

The ongoing conflict in Central African Republic has brought the country's economy to its knees, with dire consequences for the entire population. Food markets are close to collapse, and the annual 'hunger season' already underway, says WFP’s Chief Economist Arif Husain, just back from C.A.R.. In this article, Husain explains why it would be hard to imagine a scenario worse than C.A.R.'s current predicament.

Logistics
7 April 2014

Indonesia: Vacancy Announcement for Logistics Officer

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the designated leader of the international humanitarian community in terms of Logistics coordination and response. As such, WFP has the responsibility of ensuring that the logistics support to a humanitarian response is implemented in a coordinated, predictable and efficient manner.

In order to improve the level of operational readiness, WFP is undertaking a logistics preparedness program in Indonesia to address specific scenarios.

The current scenario that is being addressed is a large earthquake occurring in the region of Yogyakarta.

In addressing this scenario, the most likely logistics network that has been identified would be to utilize Surabaya or Semarang as the strategic entry point by Air and Sea, and to establish forward operations bases in Solo or other relevant locations.

Blog
4 April 2014

Climate Change Is Already Impacting Vulnerable Communities, Says Report

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the impact of climate change. The report provides a much sharper warning than previous ones about the threat posed to food security, writes Richard Choularton, head of WFP's climate resilience unit.

Blog
3 April 2014

Blog From South Sudan: Desperate Need Food And Peace

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
1 April 2014

South Sudan: Hunger Mounts As Conflict Disrupts Markets

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is uprooting families and paralysing the food markets they depend on. Among the thousands forced to flee their homes is Elizabeth Nyanchuit, who trekked for 10 hours with her children and neighbours to find safety. She is now living in a hut made of reeds in Ganyiel, a rural community in the country's northern Unity State.