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Responding to Emergencies
24 June 2014

Cameroon: Malnutrition Hits Children Arriving From Central African Republic

In Cameroon up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found. Kinday Samba, WFP senior nutritionist, was part of the assessment mission. We asked her about what she saw.

Food For Assets
22 June 2014

WFP Supports The Rehabilitation Of A Water Reservoir in North Kordofan

At the site of a haffir, or water reservoir, in Shabboha, a small village near El Obeid, North Kordofan’s capital, residents of eight villages are participating in a Food-For-Work project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The project, supported by the government of Japan, is run in partnership with Al-Sugya, a local NGO helping communities that have low access to potable water. When fully rehabilitated, the haffir will provide water to a population of 3,280 people.

School Meals
21 June 2014

Mali: WFP Helps Get Children Back To School After Conflict

In Northern Mali, a lot more children are finishing the school year than started it. This is in part thanks to WFP School Meals, with funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

WFP Ambassadors
20 June 2014

“Football Is Nothing – This Is Everything”: Chelsea Manager Mourinho On WFP Mission

With the World Cup underway in Brazil, one of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, was busy undertaking a challenge of a different kind – his first mission as WFP Ambassador against Hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2014

In Ethiopia: The Plight Of South Sudanese Refugees Up Close And Painful

As field monitor for WFP Ethiopia's Gambella office, Pereleth Othieing is putting in marathon hours in the refugee camps and border points of western Ethiopia. His task: making sure the hundreds of South Sudanese refugees pouring into the country daily receive the food and nutritional assistance they desperately need. So far, nearly 150,000 South Sudanese have sought asylum in western Ethiopia, since conflict erupted in their homeland in December, 2013. 

Nutrition
17 June 2014

Encouraging Breastfeeding To Help Improve Nutrition In Somalia

Over 200,000 children in Somalia are malnourished, 50,000 of whom are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of death.  WFP works with Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) clinics throughout the parts of Somalia it has access to in order to address the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition such as poor feeding practices and access to maternal health care.
Responding to Emergencies
30 May 2014

In South Sudan, Conflict Is Affecting Access to Food for Sudanese Refugees

Active fighting may not have reached Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State but the conflict that has engulfed the world's youngest nation is already having an impact.

For Companies
23 May 2014

Shakira’s “La La La” Celebrates World Coming Together, Supports School Meals

What happens when Shakira and Activia join forces to support WFP? Transformational programmes receive much-needed funding, and thousands of people hear about it for the very first time.

21 May 2014

South Sudanese Refugees In Ethiopia Plea For Better Life Back Home

During a May pledging conference in Oslo, the international community committed to step up its humanitarian response to the crisis in South Sudan - including helping refugees, who are crossing by the thousands into Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries.

WFP Ambassadors
19 May 2014

Football Manager Jose Mourinho Joins The Fight Against Hunger

"Supporting the work of the World Food Programme on the frontlines of hunger is a personal decision about a cause that is very close to the hearts of me and my family," said Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho as he announced his decision to be an ambassador for WFP and the fight against hunger.

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