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26 May 2015

Getting to Zero Ebola Cases In Rural Guinea

As part of efforts to reach zero Ebola cases, the Guinean government launched a new campaign across 20 villages in the Forecariah prefecture, one of the last strongholds for Ebola infections. During the 21-day campaign, people are asked not to leave their area so that all potential Ebola cases are detected and addressed, and further transmission is contained. To ensure that people don't have to leave their homes to find food, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed crucial food assistance to over 7,500 households.

School Meals
26 May 2015

The Central African Republic: Going Beyond Providing Food As Part Of Our School Meal Programme

Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.​

25 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Mauritania

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mauritania. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

25 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake One Month On

The World Food Programme's (WFP) response to the Nepal earthquake that struck the nation one month ago today has been to reach survivors in high-altitude areas that are hard to access. In the month since, WFP has distributed food to more than 1.7 million people in the worst-affected areas.

 

Logistics
21 May 2015

Heads Up! Vegetable Oil Falls From The Sky In South Sudan

The villagers in Ganyiel, a small village surrounded by swampland in southern Unity State of South Sudan, have become accustomed to seeing planes airdrop bags of cereal and pulses but seeing vegetable oil falling from the sky was something new. This happened in May when the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil.

19 May 2015

Nepal’s Operation Mountain Express

A team of elite mountain climbers is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) reach earthquake survivors in some of Nepal’s toughest mountain terrain, areas that helicopters and trucks can’t reach.

18 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Madagascar

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in MadagascarPlease help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

18 May 2015

WFP's Food for Work Helps Restore Schools in Sierra Leone

After eight months of closed doors in Sierra Leone, schools began to reopen across the country in mid-April. To ensure that children were able to return to clean and safe classrooms, thousands of volunteers embarked on a massive school cleaning exercise, reaching about 8,000 schools across the country. Their reward? Much needed food. All thanks to WFP's Food for Work proramme. 

School Meals
18 May 2015

Introducing Yoghurt Into WFP's School Meals In Burkina Faso

In May, the World Food Programme began distributing yoghurt as part of its school feeding programme in Dori, the capital of Burkina Faso's Sahel region - a region with the lowest school enrolment rates and highest malnutrition rates in the country. The initiative will benefit nearly 200,000 students across 12 schools, and it's a first not only in Burkina Faso, but across the West Africa region.

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. 

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