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Responding to Emergencies
14 August 2013

South Sudan: A Mother’s Tale

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan’s Jonglei State because of renewed fighting. WFP is providing food to thousands of these displaced people, offering a lifeline to families who have been hiding in the bush for fear of being caught up in the conflict.

Preventing Hunger
13 August 2013

8 Humanitarians Who Fight Hunger For A Living

Every day, humanitarian workers around the world make sacrifices and face danger in order to reach people who need their help. As we recognize their commitment and dedication on World Humanitarian Day (August 19), here are eight humanitarians who fight hunger for a living.

Preventing Hunger
12 August 2013

My Job Fighting Hunger In The Middle East (Staff Interview)

Haya Abassi is a native of Palestine. Since joining WFP, she’s worked across the Middle East from Libya and Tunisia to Jordan. Her role has put her on the front lines of more than one humanitarian emergency in the region. Today, she manages a food and voucher programme for refugees from Syria.
 

Logistics
12 August 2013

From The Classroom To The Field (Staff Interview)

After lecturing at Yangon University, Khin Moe Aye decided to move into humanitarian work in her own country. Now a programme officer in the Yangon Country Office, an important part of her job is to battle food insecurity and manage tensions between the groups of people she helps. Khin tells us about some of the challenges she's faced while delivering food to remote parts of the country.

Logistics
12 August 2013

How Food Inspired Me To Become An Aid Worker (Staff Interview)

When Maran Narma was younger, she and her family fled their home in rural Liberia to escape the violence engulfing the country. While displaced from her home, she received food assistance from WFP. The experience spurred her to join WFP later in life as a programme officer. Maran tells us about her life at both ends of WFP's work.

Logistics
12 August 2013

Donkey Carts And Canoes: My First Week With WFP (Staff Interview)

Three days after joining WFP’s operation in Burkina Faso, Thomas D’Aquin was tasked with finding a way to reach areas cut off by flooding with badly-needed food assistance. He and his colleagues found a novel solution using a traditional means of transport. It was just one of the challenges he’s encountered while working with WFP.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Supports People Affected by the HIV Epidemic in Burkina Faso

Across six towns of Burkina Faso, WFP provides food assistance to people living with HIV as well as vulnerable AIDS orphans. Here is the story of one of the beneficiaries.

School Meals
7 August 2013

The Story of Hadiatou Diallo

Hadiatou Diallo, who received both WFP school meals and take-home rations during her education, was one of the top performing girls in the primary school leaving exam in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso.

School Meals
7 August 2013

WFP Awards Top-performing Girls in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region

WFP provides take-home rations of maize and sorghum to 11,000 primary school girls in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso to keep them in school. This year, nine girls were recognized by the local Government for having the highest marks in the region.

Nutrition
7 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Launches Blanket Feeding

As the lean season begins in Burkina Faso, WFP launches malnutrition prevention activities.

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