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15 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Chad

Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

14 April 2015

WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling. 

10 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in Rwanda

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. The World Food Programme (WFP) remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

10 April 2015

Conflict and Food Insecurity in Yemen

WFP continues to operate its food distribution where possible so it can reach those most in need with assistance.

 

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9 April 2015

South Sudan: Hope For My Country’s Future

The civil conflict that has engulfed South Sudan over the past 15 months has had ethnic dimensions and has particularly ignited tensions between the Dinka and Nuer communities. But the crisis in South Sudan – like the country itself – is far more complex than many people may assume.

9 April 2015

WFP—UNICEF Partnership For Young Children Continues To Grow In Malawi

In the midst of responding to devastating floods that hit Malawi in early 2015, WFP continues to work towards eliminating hunger by safeguarding the social sector and supporting education.

9 April 2015

Vanuatu: Reconnecting After Cyclone Pam

Within hours of Cyclone Pam tearing through Vanuatu, the critical need for communications was blaringly obvious. Why? With the exception of the capital, Port Vila on Efate Island, the other 64 inhabited islands that comprise the country were largely incommunicado. Without communications, there was no way of knowing the impact this Category 5 storm had made on the small island nation. 

7 April 2015

Guinea: Responding to Shifting Ebola Landscape

As new Ebola cases emerge in the southern regions of Guinea and near the country’s capital, WFP has shifted focus by opening a new office in the town of Forecariah. This office, along with two new mobile storage units with a combined 800 metric tons of capacity, will help staff on the ground better reach vulnerable people most in need of assistance.

31 March 2015

Ghana: Girls Reach Their Full Potential with Take-Home Rations

In 2000, Simona began receiving take-home rations from WFP while attending primary and junior high school in northern Ghana. Like other girls, she was encouraged to attend school regularly in order to qualify for the food package distributed at the end of the month. Today, she is a skilled midwife who attributes her success to the take-home ration programme and the related girls’ education scholarship programme, both of which motivated her to work hard in secondary school and at midwifery college.   

31 March 2015

10 Facts About WFP’s Fight Against Hunger in Nicaragua

A timeline of the top ten WFP operations in Nicaragua.

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