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18 December 2015

The War In Syria Couldn’t Break This Little Girl

For Liene, the sounds of shelling, airstrikes and war in Syria have become as normal as the sounds of rain and thunder to an average child her age in most parts of the world. While she speaks of her school, her home and her “normal” daily life, it is striking how this little girl has become so used to the horrors of a harsh reality, defying it with her innocence.

18 December 2015

Myanmar Floods: Affected Communities Count The Cost

In July and August 2015 floods and landslides in Myanmar affected more than 9 million people and displaced 1.7 million from their homes. More than 500,000 ha of rice fields were destroyed and 250,000 livestock killed. WFP provided life-saving food to 455,000 people during this emergency and will continue to provide food assistance to flood victims until mid-2016. These photos explore how people in Chin State and Sagaing Region, two of the worst affected parts of the country, are coping today.

15 December 2015

It's Quiz Time: How Does Climate Change Drive Hunger?

A powerful online research tool recently launched  at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window into our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the link between climate change and hunger, and the action that can be taken. 
 

15 December 2015

South Sudan: Two Years ‘Packed Inside A Camp In Our Own Country. We Have Had Enough’

When fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, several thousand people packed into the bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan to seek refuge. Most, if not all of them, thought it would be temporary – they thought things would return to normal and they would be back home soon.

Two years have now passed, but 184,000 people are still living in these Protection of Civilians areas. Although they say they appreciate the security provided by the UN peacekeepers and the humanitarian assistance they receive, many also worry about how long they can keep living in protected but isolated camps within their own country. 

Purchase for Progress
15 December 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Women Farmers Grow More To Increase Income, Feed Their Families

In Afghanistan, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is training women farmers to get more from their land, increase their income and improve family nutrition.

14 December 2015

“BEFORE WE REBUILT THE DAM, THE WATER WOULD DISAPPEAR”

Year after year, feeding their growing families is a struggle for smallholder farmers of eastern Chad, a region subject to drought and erosion. But a project improving water management has changed the prospects of a community of several hundred poor families.

 

11 December 2015

FamilyChef: Wahideh’s Syrian Ouzi

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

Focus on Women
11 December 2015

Rain Gauges Helping With Climate Change In Malawi

Malawian farmers are learning to adapt to a changing climate through innovations that help build resilience to extreme weather shocks – one of these is a simple-to-use rain gauge.

11 December 2015

10 Facts About Food Insecurity In Ukraine

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

Focus on Women
10 December 2015

Women In Zaatari: An Oasis Away From Home

It’s been almost five years since the Syria crisis started, one that has claimed the lives of many innocent people and left hundreds of thousands of women fighting a lone battle for survival. Many of these women have suffered unthinkable trauma. Many have crumbled under the pressure. But in a warehouse located in the heart of Jordan’s Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, a group of women have decided to show us how to break the cycle of despair and transform tragedy into opportunity for personal growth. 

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