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Cash and Vouchers
21 February 2014

Colombia: Displaced Families Redeem "Virtual Vouchers"

In the first week of February 2014, WFP launched massive voucher redemption events in 4 municipalities in Colombia. This photo gallery records the events in Monteria (Cordoba), involving recently displaced Embera-Katío indigenous families, and in Puerto Asis (Putumayo), where more than 300 families benefitted from this voucher programme.

 

Responding to Emergencies
19 February 2014

South Sudan: Families Who Fled Conflict Now Return To Devastated Homes

The crisis in South Sudan has forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. The UN World Food Programme has so far provided food assistance for around 250,000 displaced people, and is working to extend more assistance to people we can reach outside UN peacekeeping bases, including those who are returning to devastated towns like Bentiu in Unity State.

Responding to Emergencies
18 February 2014

Philippines: What 3 Survivors Are Doing 100 Days After Typhoon Haiyan

One hundred days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. WFP's Cornelia Paetz revisited people we interviewed in November 2013 to hear how they are getting on now, and what their hopes are for the future. Read about our first meeting with them.

Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2014

Hunger Crisis In The Central African Republic [Overview]

Conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which food assistance is vital. WFP is distributing emergency food rations and working to scale up operations.

School Meals
14 February 2014

Honduras: National Authorities Inaugurate the 2014 School Year

“Education is very important. I want all of the children in Honduras to have access to a good education. No matter where they live, nor whether or not their parents have money”, expressed President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.

Responding to Emergencies
13 February 2014

Syria: A Day In The Life Of A WFP Staffer

Simon Hacker, a Canadian national, works as a Logistics Officer for WFP in Syria. Based in Damascus, Simon is responsible for dispatching emergency food supplies for 150,000 people per day throughout the war-torn country. Here, in his diary, Simon describes a typical day in his life as he and his team attempt to proovide food assistance for 4 million Syrians each month.

Purchase for Progress
12 February 2014

Improve production, increase harvests, feed schoolchildren: a wager won in Senegal

At 200 schools in the Kedougou region of Senegal, children are now eating locally-produced rice, thanks to a programme financed by Brazil and implemented by WFP and FAO. Some 1,000 small producers provided 250 tonnes of paddy rice—half their total production—to school feeding programmes last year, and farmers consumed or sold the rest of their harvest on the local market, increasing their income. The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand. 

Nutrition
7 February 2014

Grupo Comidas Donates $260,000 to Fight Against Hunger in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA. –Grupo Comidas Especializadas, through its brands Pizza Hut, KFC and Denny’s and their customers’ support—donated US$260,000 to the World Food Programme as part of the global campaign From Hunger to Hope.

Nutrition
5 February 2014

Nicaragua: WFP and the Nicaraguan Government Initiate Distribution of School Meals

The Ministry of Education (MINED) with the help of The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua inaugurated the first distribution of food from the  “Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar” (National School Meal Programme) that attends to thousands of pre-school and elementary aged children in public schools throughout Nicaragua.

Responding to Emergencies
4 February 2014

South Sudan: WFP Food Distributions Go On Despite Huge Challenges

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced by conflict since mid-December. Now, as each side accuses the other of violating an agreement to cease hostilities and political negotiations continue, most of the displaced are still too frightened to return home. Meanwhile, several WFP warehouses and offices have been looted and damaged, with the loss of thousands of tons of badly needed food. Despite this, WFP is assisting a growing number of people every day.