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Responding to Emergencies
30 January 2014

We Traveled Through The Bush From South Sudan

Akobo Tergol is a small town in the western part of Ethiopia.  Recently its population has grown due to the conflict in South Sudan and an influx of refugees. More than 20,000 asylum seekers have crossed the river which forms the border between the two countries and WFP has been providing life-saving food assistance,  in partnership with the national refugee agency ARRA.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2014

Philippines: Children In Typhoon-Hit Areas Get Nutritional Support

Children are among the most at-risk of malnutrition during an emergency. After the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the central region of the Philippines, WFP is providing nutrition support to affected children to prevent acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.  

Cash and Vouchers
29 January 2014

10 Images of WFP Fighting Hunger in Malawi

From resilience building efforts to sustainable school meals, here are 10 photos that look back on WFP's fight against hunger in Malawi. In 2014, WFP Malawi is building on last year's momentum to scale-up all efforts to work towards achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Aid professionals
27 January 2014

"Field Work Is Invaluable": A WFP Staffer Fights Hunger In Burkina Faso

Peter Jourdan works for WFP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A Norwegian, he is part of a programme which provides work experience and training opportunities for young professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in international development or aid. In this article, Peter reflects on the joys and challenges of his work in West Africa.

For Companies
24 January 2014

WFP at Davos 2014: Highlights

Global leaders are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues at the World Economic Forum. WFP is there because hunger is one of those issues and because a world with zero hunger is everyone’s business.

Highlights of our activities will be posted on this page every day.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
23 January 2014

Dominican Republic: WFP’s Work with HIV Vulnerable Population

I was part of a WFP mission visiting Batey Consuelo in La Romana province which is located in the East of the country conducting focus groups and imparting nutrition and healthy cooking workshops with the Food Security and Nutrition of Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic Project (PROSAN). The PROSAN-by its acronym in Spanish- targeted 3 provinces: Santo Domingo, San Pedro Macoris and La Romana that have a high incidence of the epidemic according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2014

'We're Scaling Up Where We Can,' Says WFP In South Sudan

WFP has launched a major emergency operation to get food to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing fighting in the world's newest country. Insecurity means that getting food to the hungry is tricky but still, since fighting erupted, WFP has reached 178,000 people. WFP's Challiss McDonough reports from the South Sudan capital Juba.

Preventing Hunger
20 January 2014

Twitter Chat On Private Sector's Role In Zero Hunger

WFP and two of its key private-sector partners, Unilever and DSM, are hosting a LIVE Twitter Chat from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm Central European Time. We will be answering your questions on Zero Hunger and how the private sector can help achieve it. Join the conversation at #ZeroHunger

20 January 2014

WFP In Davos - Why Zero Hunger Is Everyone’s Business

Global leaders gather this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues. WFP, attending for the tenth successive year, will be taking the opportunity to highlight how the private sector can help steer the world towards the objective of zero hunger, playing a key role in the global initiative known as the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 January 2014

Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis

While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work.