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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.

7 July 2014

Millennium Development Goals: 5 Achievements You Should Know About

Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

 

Responding to Emergencies
4 July 2014

Refugees From South Sudan Continue To Seek Safety In Uganda

Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are arriving in transit camps and settlements in Uganda. Although they have found safety, food is their number one priority.

3 July 2014

WFP closely monitors food security situation in Palestine

With a deteriorating security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, WFP scaled up its monitoring of stocks in shops and food prices to assess the impact of the current situation on Palestinian livelihoods and food security. WFP provides food assistance to 604,000 people in Palestine.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2014

Heads Of WFP & UNHCR Issue Urgent Appeal As Food Shortages Hit Nearly 800,000 Refugees In Africa

The heads of the United Nations refugee agency and World Food Programme warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia, particularly in children.