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30 December 2015

Nepal: Cold And Hungry At The Roof-Of-The-World

In Nepal,  still reeling from a devastating earthquake in April 2015, a dispute over the contents of the country’s new constitution has caused a months long closure of border points with India. 

This story explores how it is the poor and vulnerable, especially those affected by the earthquake, that are bearing the brunt of this crisis – and what the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is doing to help. 

29 December 2015

Relief Challenges As Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency

WFP plans to strengthen collaboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho's worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by the El Niño weather phenomenon which has brought reduced rainfall to much of southern Africa. 

29 December 2015

Destruction Of Food In Deurali, Gorkha

On 29 December 2015, in Deurali, Gorkha, WFP disposed of 6.7 metric tons of food found to be unfit for human consumption. 

Cash and Vouchers
23 December 2015

Resilience To Natural Disasters With Cash Transfers In Madagascar

In the poor urban areas of Madagascar affected by flooding, a Cash for Assets programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) enables communities to restore their livelihoods, improve their access to food and prepare for whatever the cyclone season might throw at them.

Climate Change
22 December 2015

In Kenya, WFP Assists Families Displaced By El Niño Floods

WFP is providing food for at least a month to around 83,000 people affected by flooding in the eastern parts of Kenya. Heavy rains have displaced thousands from their farms, leaving them without access to food.

22 December 2015

Rugby World Cup raises US$1.75 million to tackle hunger worldwide!

This year’s Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom has raised nearly US$2 million to provide school meals for children worldwide and food for people in emergencies.

Logistics
22 December 2015

WFP’s Largest Air Operation Of The Year In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The territory of Walikale in the North Kivu province has been the scene of fighting between armed groups for two decades. However, there has been a significant increase in the number and intensity of attacks since August 2015. 

School Meals
21 December 2015

Early Learning With School Meals In Malawi

As part of the school meals programme in Malawi, WFP provides daily meals at more than 90 pre-schools to support early childhood development.

21 December 2015

2015: Stories And Faces From A Year Of Emergencies, Strength & Hope

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at some of the most powerful stories we've seen and heard over the past 12 months. 2015, a year of emergencies and fear – but also of strength and hope. Here are the twelve stories we believe best sum up 2015.

18 December 2015

The War In Syria Couldn’t Break This Little Girl

For Liene, the sounds of shelling, airstrikes and war in Syria have become as normal as the sounds of rain and thunder to an average child her age in most parts of the world. While she speaks of her school, her home and her “normal” daily life, it is striking how this little girl has become so used to the horrors of a harsh reality, defying it with her innocence.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide