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13 November 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Myanmar

Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Myanmar by sharing these ten facts.

12 November 2015

The Conflict In Ukraine: Shattering Houses, Memories And Families

Aleksandra Yakovchuk, 77, was sleeping in the kitchen, the warmest place in her house, when she woke up to a very loud bang. That was the sound of shelling. Within seconds, all her windows were shattered, doors fell off their hinges, and the roof was severely destroyed. “It was an unspeakable nightmare,” she says. 

12 November 2015

FamilyChef: Priscilla's Caterpillar Surprise

While still distributing food to those most in need, WFP is increasingly giving vouchers or cash so that people can choose what food they want to eat and where they want to buy it. Zimbabwe is one of many countries where WFP is putting cash into the hands of hungry people. Today, FamilyChef takes you to central Zimbabwe where Priscilla invites you to taste her scrumptious caterpillars.

12 November 2015

Algeria: WFP Forced To Reduce Rations For ‘Forgotten’ Sahrawi Refugees

ALGIERS – As a result of insufficient funding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria are now receiving, for the third consecutive month, a reduced ration that does not meet the minimum daily needs. The cuts come as the Sahrawi refugee crisis enters its 40th year. 

Climate Change
11 November 2015

El Niño Drought Projections Worry Lesotho Farmers

After one poor agricultural season, farmers in Lesotho are now feeling the effects of theEl Niño weather event which means reduced rainfall - yet again - for most of southern Africa. In such circumstances, it is not easy to keep your hopes up...

Logistics
10 November 2015

Logistic Supervision at the Prinzapolka River

The river weaves while the motorboats advance with their heavy loads consisting of bags and boxes of food that follow a long journey to 37 indigenous communities in one of the most remote areas of Nicaragua: Prinzapolka.

Preventing Hunger
9 November 2015

WFP Building Roads To Feed South Sudan

MAGWI, SOUTH SUDAN – When most people think of the World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan, the first image that comes to mind is an aircraft delivering food to people in need in a remote village. And that happens.  But there also is another side of WFP’s work in South Sudan that is little known, but is making an indelible impact on people’s lives. It is the image of bulldozers, diggers and compactors constructing roads. 

6 November 2015

Niger: Resilience Project Starts Bearing Fruit

Darey - Joyful villagers sit under a community hangar, smiling broadly. The topic of their conversation? The harvest season. It is raining constantly and the harvest outlook is encouraging, provided that rains do not stop halfway through the season. The villagers are not happy only because of the abundant rains, however. Thanks to a resilience project funded by USAID's Food for Peace programme and implemented by WFP and FAO, the villagers have been able to rehabilitate their land for agriculture and cultivate close to home.

6 November 2015

El Niño: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

A quick guide to help you understand what El Niño is, why it can't be neglected and what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing to respond.

4 November 2015

Cash Helps Drought-Stricken Farmers In Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is suffering a food crisis, with over 27 million* people facing hunger over the next six months. 

In Zimbabwe 1.5 million people are not able to access the food they need to be healthy. WFP's David Orr met hundreds of farmers in Sasula, central Zimbabwe, who have lost all of their crops to drought, leaving them without food and destroying their livelihoods. As they waited to receive cash distributions from the World Food Programme, they shared their stories and explained why this year has been such a difficult one.

*Source: Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

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