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15 December 2014

The Gambia: Making School Feeding Programmes Work

Besides the opportunity to learn, children look forward to two things at the beginning of a school year in the The Gambia: reuniting with friends and the daily hot meals that WFP provides to more than 100, 000 children, thanks to the European Union. 

15 December 2014

From Fleeing Fighting to Assisting Those in Need in South Sudan – the Story of A WFP Enumerator

KADET - Doru Gladys Oliver had only been back in her home country, South Sudan, for two months when fighting erupted. The 20-year-old now works as an enumerator for WFP travelling to hard-to-reach areas to provide assistance to people in need. She tells us her story.

Preventing Hunger
15 December 2014

10 Facts About Hunger In Lesotho

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rate in the world. Please help The World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

15 December 2014

Cost of Hunger in Chad to be Revealed

N’DJAMENA – A groundbreaking study of the impact of hunger on Chad’s economy is starting in the New Year. Part of a series of surveys known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA), it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in Chad.  

12 December 2014

A New Dawn For School Meals In Lesotho

....as stakeholders show support for Home-Grown School Feeding

Climate Change
12 December 2014

Ethiopian Farmer Finds Smart Way To Get Through Droughts

Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos.

11 December 2014

Former Aid Recipient Now Distributes Food In Fight Against Ebola

Adama Kamara is on the frontline of the World Food Programme’s Ebola operation in Sierra Leone. In a strange turn of fate, she’s now working out of a building where a few decades ago she herself used to receive WFP school meals.

11 December 2014

Zimbabwe Refugee Food Assistance Programme in 2015

Tongogara Refugee Camp– Some 550 km southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Tongogara Refugee Camp has swollen to 7,000 inhabitants in the past year. UNHCR currently provides assistance to cover refugees’ basic needs, including food and shelter. However, the camp is captive to its surrounding’s dry and dusty climate, and few are able to work outside its boundaries. Starting in January 2015, WFP will work with UNHCR to address the food needs of Tongogara’s refugees with a view to provide more sustainable solutions. This will enable UNHCR to re-direct its support towards other programmes that focus on income generation and education. The new WFP-UNHCR partnership in Tongogara Camp will help bridge refugees’ tumultuous past to a more promising future. 

Cash and Vouchers
9 December 2014

Fleeing Family Enjoys Taste Of Home In Northern Iraq

Since fleeing their home in August, Hanaa and her family have rarely had the chance to choose what food they eat—at least until recently. WFP food vouchers are now giving them and many other vulnerable Iraqi families the power to pick their own meals, bringing a measure of nornality into their lives.

Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2014

Philippines: WFP Ready To Respond To Typhoon Hagupit [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required.  The infographic below provides an overview of the situation: 

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