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15 December 2015

South Sudan: Two Years ‘Packed Inside A Camp In Our Own Country. We Have Had Enough’

When fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, several thousand people packed into the bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan to seek refuge. Most, if not all of them, thought it would be temporary – they thought things would return to normal and they would be back home soon.

Two years have now passed, but 184,000 people are still living in these Protection of Civilians areas. Although they say they appreciate the security provided by the UN peacekeepers and the humanitarian assistance they receive, many also worry about how long they can keep living in protected but isolated camps within their own country. 

Purchase for Progress
15 December 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Women Farmers Grow More To Increase Income, Feed Their Families

In Afghanistan, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is training women farmers to get more from their land, increase their income and improve family nutrition.

14 December 2015

“BEFORE WE REBUILT THE DAM, THE WATER WOULD DISAPPEAR”

Year after year, feeding their growing families is a struggle for smallholder farmers of eastern Chad, a region subject to drought and erosion. But a project improving water management has changed the prospects of a community of several hundred poor families.

 

11 December 2015

FamilyChef: Wahideh’s Syrian Ouzi

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

Focus on Women
11 December 2015

Rain Gauges Helping With Climate Change In Malawi

Malawian farmers are learning to adapt to a changing climate through innovations that help build resilience to extreme weather shocks – one of these is a simple-to-use rain gauge.

11 December 2015

10 Facts About Food Insecurity In Ukraine

Here are ten things you need to know in order to understand the food and nutrition situation in Ukraine. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Focus on Women
10 December 2015

Women In Zaatari: An Oasis Away From Home

It’s been almost five years since the Syria crisis started, one that has claimed the lives of many innocent people and left hundreds of thousands of women fighting a lone battle for survival. Many of these women have suffered unthinkable trauma. Many have crumbled under the pressure. But in a warehouse located in the heart of Jordan’s Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, a group of women have decided to show us how to break the cycle of despair and transform tragedy into opportunity for personal growth. 
School Meals
9 December 2015

A Snapshot Of WFP's School Meals Programme In Guinea

As schools resumed in November across Guinea, more than 240,000 children are benefitting from WFP's School Meals programme this academic year. Set in the heart of Guinea's verdant Forest Region, Koulé II primary school is one of the 1,605 schools benefitting from the programme - an increase from 735 last year. 

Logistics
8 December 2015

Afghanistan: Emergency Airlifts To Serve The Humanitarian Community

AFGHANISTAN - Where roads are insecure and those in need of help are often in the most inaccessible parts of the country, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) can sometimes be the only option for delivering much needed humanitarian assistance, moving aid workers and relocating people in times of crisis. 

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