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15 May 2015

Emergency Air Evacuations in the DRC

The humanitarian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) relies on the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service’s (UNHAS) to reach remote areas, support national disaster responses, as well as carry out emergency evacuations of humanitarian aid workers. 

15 May 2015

WFP Staff in Yemen Accelerate Support as Ceasefire Takes Hold

World Food Programme (WFP) staff in Yemen are ready to provide emergency food rations during crucial five-day ceasefire.

RBA
14 May 2015

A Road to Prosperity in Zambia

"The UN’s Rome-based Agencies (the World Foood Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) are combining their comparative advantages to increase their speed and effectiveness in helping isolated farming villages in northern Zambia get out of poverty and into business"

Responding to Emergencies
13 May 2015

Nepal: New Challenges Ahead For Relief Operations Following New Quake

Within hours of the quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, with the Emergency Coordinator, Richard Ragan, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.

Food For Assets
12 May 2015

Building Community Resilience in Ghana with Cash for Assets

In Northern Ghana, communities suffer from Sahelian climate issues: long dry spells, inconsistent rainfall, and desertification create harsh conditions for people trying to make a living in the area.  When the climate problems affect vital community infrastructures, the World Food Programme's (WFP) asset creation initiative gives community members cash to help rebuild much-needed assets.

Logistics
12 May 2015

Blog from the Field: Floods, Helicopters and Delivering WFP Food

Alastair is a logistics expert. He’s been working with us at WFP for almost 20 years in some of the most challenging emergency responses – from organizing the delivery of food aid in countries rocked by civil war, cyclones, earthquakes and floods to navigating the obstacles of providing humanitarian assistance during the Ebola Response

Logistics
12 May 2015

Bangladesh: WFP flies emergency biscuits to earthquake survivors

3 million packets of biscuits fortified with vitamins and minerals are being brought by air from WFP’s stocks in Bangladesh to earthquake affected people in Nepal.

11 May 2015

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Child Nutrition In Malawi

Malawi has made remarkable progress in improving child health outcomes as evidenced by reduction in infant and under- five mortality. However, there has been slow progress in reducing malnutrition. Currently, the country has high levels of stunting among under- five children, which is an indication that chronic food and nutrition insecurity are still prevalent. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing them on Twitter.

Nutrition
11 May 2015

Treating The Undernourished In Afghanistan

To the relief of her mother and doctors, Zuhal is putting on weight. But just three months ago the 18-month-old girl from eastern Laghman Province in Afghanistan weighed only five kilos, less than half the average for a child of her age. 

7 May 2015

Guinea: Supporting Ebola Orphans Rebuild Their Lives

A crucial part of the World Food Programme's Ebola response is to help communities affected by Ebola transition out of crisis and regain a sense of normalcy. One important aspect of this transition means supporting children whose lives were torn apart after losing their parents and their safety net to Ebola. 

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