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Responding to Emergencies
19 December 2012

New Plan Unveiled To Assist Syrian Refugees in 2013

GENEVA – WFP joined other humanitarian aid agencies on Wednesday in unveiling an expanded plan to assist people fleeing fighting in Syria to neighbouring countries during the first six months of 2013.

Cash and Vouchers
17 December 2012

Malawi: Poor Farmers Get Cash Through Mobile Phones

With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay.

Responding to Emergencies
14 December 2012

Humanitarian Community Needs $8.5 Bln For 16 Countries Hit By Emergencies

Aid agencies are collectively appealing for US$ 8.5 billion to respond to the humanitarian needs of some 51 million people in 16 countries in 2013. The figure, higher than any previous such appeal, was announced Friday by the heads of WFP, OCHA and Caritas Internationalis at a press conference at WFP’s Rome headquarters.

Responding to Emergencies
12 December 2012

Mali: WFP Food Is Lifeline For Families Displaced By Conflict

More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes since conflict erupted in northern Mali earlier this year, worsening an existing hunger crisis brought on by the Sahel drought. Despite the logistical challenges and insecurity, WFP is managing to get food to many of the displaced families.
Responding to Emergencies
11 December 2012

Food Helps As Syrian Refugees Brace For Hard Winter In Camps

Winter is here and in the camps housing Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, preparations are under way to help families get through the cold months ahead.

Responding to Emergencies
10 December 2012

Howard G. Buffett Foundation Funds Hope in Eastern DRC

After tens of thousands of people fled a new flareup of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, US philanthropist Howard G. Buffett visited the region in early December to view their plight first-hand. As the unrest abates, his foundation has donated $1 million to WFP to help returnees restart their lives.

 

Responding to Emergencies
7 December 2012

Philippines: WFP Supports Typhoon Relief Operation

WFP is moving food and supplies to the worst hit areas of the Philippines, following a request by the government for support in coping with the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha (also known as 'Pablo'). Humanitarian needs are rising as teams reach some of the worst hit areas and assess the damage. 

Responding to Emergencies
3 December 2012

Hunger Crisis Looms As Families Flee Fighting In Eastern Congo

An upsurge of fighting in Eastern Congo has forced thousands of families to flee their homes, leaving them with little access to food. WFP, which was already feeding nearly half a million displaced people in the North Kivu province, is responding to the new needs with food distributions in and around the city of Goma.

Preventing Hunger
29 November 2012

WFP Marks 10 Years On Front Lines Against AIDS

World AIDS Day on December 1 marks ten years since WFP began providing specialised nutritional assistance to people suffering from the HIV virus. Ensuring that patients get the right nutrition and don’t have to choose between treatment and food is critical to winning the fight against the disease.

27 November 2012

Liberia: HIV Mother Puts Pain Aside And Works To Help Community

Learning that she was HIV+ and that her husband had hidden the truth of his condition from her was a double shock for Florence, who lives in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. But with support from WFP, she has turned her life around and is hopeful about her family’s future.

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