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14 December 2013

Food Distributed To Families Displaced By Fighting In CAR

WFP continued to distribute food on Saturday to 40,000 people who have camped out at the airport in Bangui after being forced to flee their homes by the recent outbreak of fighting in the Central African Republic’s capital.

School Meals
13 December 2013

In South Sudan, WFP Puts Girls On The Map At GIS Day At School

Every year, the world marks the important role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in our everday lives by organising educational events aimed at raising awareness of this little-known discipline. In South Sudan, WFP used the celebration at the end of November to encourage girls to learn more about geography but also, more generally, to stay in school and pursue their studies.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 December 2013

In Emergencies, People Living With HIV Are Neglected Group, Conference Hears

For people living with HIV in poor countries, there are already many barriers to accessing life-saving medication and also to the nutritional food that will help the treatment work. But for populations affected by emergencies, such as the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's even harder. This was one of the messages that emerged at the ICASA conference in Cape Town this week. WFP's Natalie Aldern was there and shares her read-out here.

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Philippines Typhoon: What 5 Survivors Are Thinking One Month On

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, WFP’s Angeli Mendoza travelled around the province of Leyte visiting affected communities. As she moved between food distributions talking to families, she encountered many examples of resilience and of a cheerful determination to rebuild. Asked about their immediate plans, people gave all sorts of answers. Here are five:

Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2013

Syrians Flee Town Of Moadamiyeh As Food Becomes Scarce

In Saboura, WFP food assistance reaches beneficiaries at their doorsteps. The majority of internally displaced people in this village that sits 800 metres above sea level come from the besieged town of Moadamiyeh where food, water and fuel have almost run out.

5 December 2013

Philippines Typhoon: One Month On, What’s Been Done (And What Happens Now)

Four weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Visayas region of the Philippines, shattering lives and livelihoods, WFP is providing food assistance and supporting the relief effort in other ways. But what exactly has WFP achieved, and what lies ahead on the road to recovery? Donate Now

3 December 2013

Even Harder Times Ahead For Displaced In DR Congo

The World Food Programme is currently experiencing a shortage of funds – and consequently of food stocks - for its operations in DRC. This has already forced WFP to cut food rations in camps for displaced people in the east of the country. So serious has the funding situation now become that food assistance to many is set to be stopped altogether in coming months.

Responding to Emergencies
2 December 2013

All About The World Food Programme [INFOGRAPHIC]

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
29 November 2013

WFP Staffer Breaks The Silence On HIV/AIDS

In 2000, long-time WFP Malawi office staffer Josiah Tepani found out he was HIV-positive. Instead of being the death sentence he feared, the virus transformed Tepani into a passionate champion -- a champion for ending fear and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in his country and throughout the UN system. This year, 52-year-old Tepani is marking World AIDS Day by sharing his story.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
28 November 2013

Zimbabwe Artist Paints Brighter Canvas In Spite Of HIV

When award-winning Zimbabwean artist Rogers Makunda discovered he was HIV-positive in 2009, he wanted to keep living and working as he had before. But that proved impossible, especially after his brother died and he found himself providing for several more children. Now enrolled in WFP’s Health and Nutrition Programme, Makunda is back at work – and looking ahead.