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28 November 2013

How The Aid Effort In Philippines Got Connectivity

In humanitarian emergencies, communications is vital. As part of its response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, WFP is supporting the humanitarian community in the Philippines with IT and telecommunications services.

Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2013

A Roof Over Your Head [Blog From Philippines]

Rice laid out to dry in the sun. WFP food stacked in the mayor's office. A family clearing out the debris from their backyard. WFP's Frances Kennedy travelled to one of the more remote areas of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan. In this blog she records her impressions and thoughts as she meets the people who are struggling to rebuild their lives and homes.

Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2013

Little Boy Back At Play As WFP Helps Rebuild Lives In Northern Mali

As displaced people and refugees start to voluntarily return to northern Mali, the World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to help rebuild livelihoods while also responding to immediate food and nutritional needs. Saouda Salihou, who returned to Gao with her young family, explains why this assistance is vital.

Responding to Emergencies
24 November 2013

Philippines Typhoon: What WFP Is Doing

WFP is working with the Philippines government and the humanitarian community on a massive relief operation to respond to the needs of millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon, one of the most powerful storms on record, ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November, leaving behind it a path of death and destruction. Donate now

For Companies
19 November 2013

Typhoon Haiyan: WFP Ramps Up Private-Sector Appeal

ROME -- As the first images were broadcasted from a shattered Philippines - flattened communities, lost homes, displaced people – our supporters responded. Days after Super Typhoon Haiyan barrelled through, the World Food Programme has received an outpouring of support from both individuals and businesses wanting to do their part to help families in need.

Responding to Emergencies
17 November 2013

Typhoon Survivors Want Hand-Up To Rebuild Lives, Says WFP Head

TACLOBAN, Philippines--WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the hard-hit city of Tacloban on Sunday and acknowledged the strength of the local people, who are working shoulder-to-shoulder with WFP and other relief organizations to respond to the disaster.

Responding to Emergencies
15 November 2013

In Conflict-Torn CAR, One Father Tells Of His Struggle To Save His Son

More than a million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) risk going hungry after months of conflict. Since January, the World Food Programme and its partners have been providing food assistance to 300,000 people across the country. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes, hiding out in the bush for fear armed groups will attack them. Here is one man's story.

Responding to Emergencies
14 November 2013

WFP Food Reaches Typhoon Survivors In Philippines

WFP rice and high energy biscuits were distributed to typhoon survivors in one of the worst hit areas of the Philippines on Thursday as the UN agency continued to fly in food and logistics supplies to the disaster zone. | Donate at wfp.org/typhoon

Cash and Vouchers
11 November 2013

Bolivia: From The Orchard To The Cooking Pot

Hundreds of newly constructed gardens are producing nutritious fruit and vegetables for families and communities in the Santa Cruz area of eastern Bolivia. Managed by the families and communities themselves, the gardens were built as part of a pilot project that WFP supported with food vouchers, allowing the recipients to concentrate on their futures rather than their immediate food needs.

Responding to Emergencies
11 November 2013

Philippines: WFP Dispatches High Energy Biscuits For Typhoon Survivors

A cargo of special biscuits designed for emergency situations arrived in the Philippines on Monday as part of WFP’s contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan response. As the enormity of the damage becomes clear, WFP is mobilizing food supplies and providing logistics and telecommuncations support to the overall relief operation. | Donate at wfp.org/typhoon