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7 August 2014

What WFP Is Doing To Prevent Disaster In South Sudan

WFP and partners have been working flat-out for months to try to prevent a hunger catastrophe in South Sudan, overcoming enormous obstacles to bring food and other assistance to people in desperate need who have been isolated by conflict. Facts, Videos, Photos and Maps to give you an overview of the situation.

5 August 2014

Dispatches from C.A.R. Episode 3: Among the Killings and Looting, a Baby is Born

On the evening of 11 July, a baby was born in Boda. I met the tiny little girl and her mother, 18-year-old Félicité, in the early hours of the following day. Félicité was sitting by the fire, just outside a tent, in the camp on the Catholic church compound. The baby was sound asleep. Such a small baby, still unnamed, wrapped in an orange blanket.

Focus on Women
31 July 2014

Panama Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

From the 1st to the 7th of August, Breastfeeding Week is all about promoting breastfeeding to teens, mothers, institutions, private sector, and organizations. Breastfeeding can change the course of a child’s life!
In Latin America, WFP in Panama is a big fan of breastfeeding because of its important effects on nutrition. Therefore they support the National Commission for Breastfeeding to raise as much awareness during this week.

Here is how Panama raises awareness on Breastfeeding:

 

School Meals
30 July 2014

WFP Supports National School Feeding Programme In Madagascar

Antananarivo – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports the development of a national School Feeding programme in Madagascar which will hopefully help improve the education sector as a whole.   

23 July 2014

Dispatches from C.A.R. Episode 2: "The day we didn't go to Bossangoa"

July 2014, Central African Republic - While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, our colleague in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Read her diaries and try to get a sense of what it's like to live and work in C.A.R. during these dramatic days. Here's the second episode of a series describing her adventurous journey to the city of  Bossangoa.

23 July 2014

Nile Boats Transport Food Aid

Barges carrying urgently needed food to help people cut off by floods and fighting in remote areas of South Sudan are being moved into a convoy on the River Nile at Juba. 

Nutrition
22 July 2014

In Sierra Leone, Food From WFP Vital To Fight Against Child Malnutrition

Malnutrition rates in Sierra Leone are among the highest in the world and the leading cause of child mortality in the country. In partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting malnourished children from the poorest households through a supplementary feeding programme, reaching 49,740 children across the country.  

 

Nutrition
21 July 2014

Lack of Funds Threatens Fight Against Malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Each year during the lean season—also known as the “hunger season”—the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a number of activities in Burkina Faso to prevent malnutrition, efforts that have proven effective in the fight against hunger. Due to a lack of funding, however, the programme has been reduced and could be suspended completely this year.

18 July 2014

South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid Reaches Remote, Conflict-Torn Community

While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners race to expand food assistance to reach communities living in very remote and hard to reach areas. Words and photos from Jackie Dent

16 July 2014

6 Things To Know About The UN Humanitarian Response Depots

Last week in Las Palmas, the humanitarian community welcomed the newest addition to the network of UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), ready to respond to emergencies around the world. But what is UNHRD?