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17 June 2013

Ecuador: Struggling Refugee Family Finds Welcome Breathing Space

Ecuador hosts the largest number of refugees in the western hemisphere. They are mostly Colombians, like Carmen and her family, who are struggling to make even enough money to survive. WFP works with other UN agencies and local governments to assist them.

Climate Change
14 June 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 3!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Logistics
11 June 2013

Food,Trucks and Radios: WFP's Role In The 'Cluster' System

When emergencies strike, dozens of different UN agencies and partner organizations are called on to respond. They work together in “humanitarian clusters”, allow agencies to work together on areas of the response where they have the most capacity and experience. WFP leads the logistics and emergency telecommunications clusters, and co-leads the food security cluster with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Responding to Emergencies
7 June 2013

WFP Staffer Compares Two Refugee Camps: Zaatari and Dadaab

Dorte Jessen coordinates WFP's food assistance programmes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. She spends much of her time at the Zaatari refugee camp, which has swelled to the size of a large city over the past year. In 2011, Dorte worked at the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. We asked her to compare the two and tell us how things have changed at Zaatari since it opened.

For Individuals
5 June 2013

UK Hunger Summit - Push To End Child Malnutrition

Child hunger will be at the top of the international political agenda this weekend as government and business leaders join humanitarian leaders in London to discuss new commitments to end child malnutrition and stunting. The “Nutrition for Growth” meeting is taking place as part of the UK government’s presidency of the G8.

Centre of Excellence Against Hunger
21 May 2013

The Power Of School Meals: 3 Lives That Prove It

Giving children food while they are in school has long been a key strategy for aid organizations like WFP, which see it as an investment in the future of a child and of a country. As experts meet at the Global Child Nutrition Forum in Brazil to discuss ways to improve this type of programme, we highlight three people who have already felt the benefits in their own lives.

School Meals
20 May 2013

Food Keeps Girls In School In Yemen

Ali Mohamed Ghaleb’s five daughters give him a special interest in supporting the innovative Food For Girls’ Education Programme that WFP has been operating in Yemen since 2007. The 44-year-old retired military officer says it helps him keep them in school.

School Meals
19 May 2013

Vegetable Oil Gets Girls To Go To School In Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, far more boys go to school than girls. WFP is trying to change that by providing food incentives for female students.

Responding to Emergencies
16 May 2013

WFP Ready To Assist As Cyclone Mahasen Hits Bangladesh And Myanmar

Amid roaring winds and dark clouds on the horizon as Cyclone Mahasen rolls in, WFP staff in Bangladesh and Myanmar stand ready to respond where necessary.

Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2013

8 Things To Know About Hunger In Mali

A year of conflict in the West African nation of Mali has brought hunger to hundreds of thousands of people. Drought and endemic poverty have also taken their toll. Here are 8 things to know about hunger in Mali and what WFP is doing to deliver food and hope to the people who live there.

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