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17 June 2014

Encouraging Breastfeeding To Help Improve Nutrition In Somalia

Over 200,000 children in Somalia are malnourished, 50,000 of whom are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of death.  WFP works with Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) clinics throughout the parts of Somalia it has access to in order to address the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition such as poor feeding practices and access to maternal health care.
9 June 2014

10 Images Of WFP's Fight Against Hunger In Colombia

Working in a country like Colombia can be challenging. There is a strong government but in some places internal conflict  persists. So, operating in remote areas where illegal armed groups are active is dangerous. But, as a neutral humanitarian organization, WFP is often able to deliver assistance in places where it might be very difficult for the government to operate.

Responding to Emergencies
6 June 2014

Violence triggers new displacements and new humanitarian needs in Northern Mali

Recent clashes between armed groups and the Malian military have forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

Aid professionals
6 June 2014

Nutrition For Growth – One Year On

The Nutrition for Growth compact signed a year ago in London by government leaders, UN agencies and private partners, put the fight against undernutrition in the spotlight.  WFP’s Ella Getahun looks at the link between childhood undernutrition and countries’ economic performance as highlighted in the Cost of Hunger in Africa study.

Responding to Emergencies
30 May 2014

In South Sudan, Conflict Is Affecting Access to Food for Sudanese Refugees

Active fighting may not have reached Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State but the conflict that has engulfed the world's youngest nation is already having an impact.

For Companies
23 May 2014

Shakira’s “La La La” Celebrates World Coming Together, Supports School Meals

What happens when Shakira and Activia join forces to support WFP? Transformational programmes receive much-needed funding, and thousands of people hear about it for the very first time.

21 May 2014

South Sudanese Refugees In Ethiopia Plea For Better Life Back Home

During a May pledging conference in Oslo, the international community committed to step up its humanitarian response to the crisis in South Sudan - including helping refugees, who are crossing by the thousands into Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries.

WFP Ambassadors
19 May 2014

Football Manager Jose Mourinho Joins The Fight Against Hunger

"Supporting the work of the World Food Programme on the frontlines of hunger is a personal decision about a cause that is very close to the hearts of me and my family," said Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho as he announced his decision to be an ambassador for WFP and the fight against hunger.

Cash and Vouchers
19 May 2014

Flood Protection Beyond Dams: Building Resilience In Bangladesh

Resilience to natural disasters has many aspects – a home safe from flooding, the knowledge and skills to prepare for and cope with disasters, and the financial security to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of a shock. In Bangladesh, WFP tackles all these issues with a comprehensive programme.

18 May 2014

Central African Republic: The Crisis In Photos

The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic is a major test of WFP's abilities as a provider of food assistance. The continuing violence, the scale of the population displacement and logistical problems all pose significant challenges. Here are 12 photos that illustrate the different sides of the emergency and WFP's response.