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29 April 2015

Sierra Leone: Rebuilding livelihoods. Supporting local economy. Restoring hope.

"Because of Ebola, we thought our production would not be attractive to sellers but WFP is supporting us by buying our rice and distributing it to the Ebola-affected population. We are glad to contribute to feeding the country, and vulnerable communities that are still in need, including the patients in the Ebola treatment centers," Fatmata, small-scale farmer in Sierra Leone.

 

28 April 2015

Nepal Team Member Recalls Destruction

I have never strongly understood the importance of our organisation's work until this devastating emergency. Despite all my grief for the situation the earthquake has caused, I feel privileged to be here in Nepal, being able to make an impact.

28 April 2015

Top Facts About Hunger In Nepal

25 April 2015: at 11:56am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, one of the poorest nations in the world. These facts highlight how dramatic the hunger situation was in the country even before the seismic destruction arrived to further deteriorate its condition. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing them on Twitter.

28 April 2015

By Road From Tanzania To Somalia

How to get a consignment of maize from Tanzania to Somalia, some 2,000 kilometres away? This was one challenge facing the UN World Food Programme this year. Although both Somalia and Tanzania have sizeable coastlines and well-established ports, overland transport was the most viable option given geographical proximity of the maize to the people it was intended for.  
 

27 April 2015

Fighting Malnutrition in the Central African Republic

With more than 400,000 people forcibly displaced inside the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, WFP continues to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in dire need. One important aspect of our work has been the fight against malnutrition. WFP provides highly nutritious food to children suffering from malnutrition, including a ready-to-use nutrient supplement called Plumpy’ Sup for children affected by moderately acute malnutrition. The treatment is provided at health centres managed by WFP partners. In 2014, over 34,000 children received treatment under this initiative, called targeted supplementary feeding. 

Responding to Emergencies
27 April 2015

WFP Delivers Emergency Aid in Nepal

WFP has started emergency operations with staff from around the world by providing common services for the entire humanitarian community - from storage facilities to supporting the transportation of not only food, but other crucial relief items.

23 April 2015

Earth Day: "We Are The Zero Hunger Generation!"

Before a crowd of 200,000 cheering people on 18 April WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin spoke about food security and the response to a call for improving living conditions in the developing world on the Mall in Washington, DC. 

School Meals
21 April 2015

‘If you had the chance, would you change the world?’ Earth Group Visits WFP Programmes in Bolivia

With curiosity, excitement and a little bit of apprehension, children in two rural schools in the Chuquisaca Department of Bolivia received representatives from the Canadian social enterprise Earth Group, who have been supporting WFP’s school feeding programme in Bolivia since 2014.

21 April 2015

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Victoria Cavanagh

From nutritionists to logistics officers – World Food Programme (WFP) staff often get asked about how they got into their line of work so we decided to ask them to share their experiences with you through our new monthly Q&A series. Hopefully you’ll find it a useful insight into international aid and how to work in the sector.

21 April 2015

South Sudan Must Not Be Forgotten

Two million people have been forced from their homes since December 2013, which marks the beginning of the South Sudan conflict. Today, an estimated 2.5 million men, women, and children face acute hunger and uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. The World Food Programme (WFP) and partner staff face serious risks in order to provide humanitarian assistance in conflict areas.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide