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Cash and Vouchers
27 January 2016

In Somaliland, WFP Assists Vulnerable People Facing Drought

Somalia’s rainy seasons are growing shorter and more erratic. In a country where most people make a living from livestock or farming, either too much or too little rainfall can destroy livelihoods and push families into destitution. The ongoing El Niño has led to floods in south and central Somalia, and intensified the dry conditions in other parts of the country, leading to a severe drought in Somaliland, where many people’s coping mechanisms are stretched to a breaking point.  The generous support from DFID, USAID, Germany and Sweden means WFP is able to support drought affected people in Somaliland in ways that are appropriate to each location. 

School Meals
26 January 2016

Cambodia: Daily Breakfast Key To Keeping Kids In School

Widespread poverty in Cambodia, especially in rural areas, means many families have to choose between sending children to school or keeping them at home to support the family. Regular hot meals at school help increase enrolment, retention and graduation, meaning 11-year-old Muon Malai and many more like her can aim high. 

Focus on Women
21 January 2016

A Mom's Struggle In Conflict-Ravaged Central African Republic

Nicole Sabiko, a young mom of 23 with four children, stepped into the new year the same way as she began the year before, and the one before that. Being displaced. Together with her children, she has been finding refuge at one of the many displaced people’s camps in Bangui, the capital of conflict-ravaged Central African Republic. How is she surviving?

20 January 2016

Unlocking The Value Chain For Smallholder Farmers

The Patient Procurement Platform, a new initiative by WFP and a consortium of end to end value chain actors, facilitates smallholder farmer participation across the entire value chain to raise their marketable surplus and hence livelihoods. 

ED - E.Cousin
19 January 2016

My Visit To Zambia: A Country Full Of Challenges And Opportunities

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to Zambia. After meeting President Edgar Lungu, Vice President Inonge Wina and key ministers, she travelled to the food-producing south which is experiencing the second consecutive season of erratic rain, most recently due to the effects of El Niño. There she met smallholder farmers, private sector entrepreneurs as well as local community partners and government officials who shared their insights about the challenges and opportunities.  

19 January 2016

LL3: The WFP Graphic Novel

Welcome to"LL3", the new graphic novel that goes behind the scenes of WFP’s work and the stories of those we meet. The series begins with Leila, a WFP staffer, and Khaled, who is fleeing violence in his native Iraq. 

Keep an eye on huffingtonpost.com to follow the whole novel over the coming weeks.

18 January 2016

Using Productive Assets To Change Lives In Zimbabwe

In Chiredzi district, the rehabilitation of an irrigation scheme through WFP's Productive Asset Creation programme has brought much more than water to the drought-affected community...

12 January 2016

WFP Delivers Food To Besieged Communities In Madaya, Fouaa And Kefraya

Yesterday, trucks carrying over 500 tons of desperately needed food and other supplies entered the besieged towns of Madaya, in rural Damascus and Fouaa and Kefraya in rural Idlib, in Syria.

12 January 2016

5 Ways WFP Is Preparing In Case Of Emergency In Haiti

On 12 January 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude that ravaged the capital city Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people died, and almost a quarter of the country’s population was displaced.

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