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25 August 2015

With Germany's Ambassador In DRC, Wolfgang Manig,

Ambassador Wolfgang Manig, along with WFP’s Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to the South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Germany. Upon his return to Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions of the mission.

24 August 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Zimbabwe

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Zimbabwe. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

19 August 2015

Which Type of Humanitarian Are You?

Would you rather organize food deliveries by helicopter, provide school meals for children, or monitor food distributions in a refugee camp?

Find out what kind of humanitarian you would be at the World Food Programme (WFP) as we celebrate World Humanitarian Day on 19 August.

Aid professionals
19 August 2015

WFP Philippines: Inspiring Humanitarian Workers

Three people from different parts of the Philippines joined by one organisation – the World Food Programme (WFP). This is the story of three humanitarian workers from WFP's offices in Manila, Cotabato, and Iligan, sharing the challenges and inspiration they encounter in their work.

18 August 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño

Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Cash and Vouchers
18 August 2015

A Little Food Card With A Big Impact

Along the narrow pathways of Tulkaram, in the north of the West Bank, the State of Palestine, stands a small grocery shop with pink shutters. A sign hanging above reads, ‘Mini Market Al-Odeh’. Inside the store Jihad Al-Odeh stands behind a counter ornamented with festive lights. He is one of the more than 250 shop owners taking part in the World Food Programme's (WFP) e-voucher programme in Palestine. 

18 August 2015

Working In The Midst Of Conflict: Life As A Logistics Officer in Syria

As a the World Food Programme (WFP) Logistician, Louis Boshoff spends his days coordinating the movement of food convoys and airlifts in Syria. He tells us about the dangers and challenges of working in a conflict that is now in its fifth year.

17 August 2015

Working In The Midst Of Conflict: Life As A Country Director In Yemen

Dr.Purnima Kashyap is the World Food Programme's (WFP) Country Director in Yemen, where she ensures that WFP reaches conflict-affected communities with food. She gives an insight into her life in a country where it isn’t even safe to walk down the street.

Responding to Emergencies
17 August 2015

Bangladesh Floods: The Lives Behind The Statistics

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods and landslides, affecting thousands of vulnerable people in southeastern Bangladesh.

12 August 2015

Middle East: A Region in Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a desperate situation in the Middle East where conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have left millions of people in need of food assistance. In order to meet the needs of those affected, WFP fights to overcome funding shortages and security challenges in one of the world's most dangerous regions.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide