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Responding to Emergencies
26 June 2015

WFP And The Philippine Government: Working Together During Emergencies

On 6 December 2014, Typhoon Hagupit, locally named Ruby, swept across the central part of the Philippines. A path of destruction was left in the wake of the slow-moving category five storm which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility four days after its initial landfall. The provinces within the Eastern Visayas region received the brunt of the typhoon as more than 1.7 million people were adversely affected, while agricultural livelihoods sustained over PhP840 million worth of damages.

Building on an existing strategic partnership, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) worked closely to provide timely, life-saving relief and early recovery assistance to the typhoon-affected populations.

25 June 2015

Helping Nepal Rebuild: The Hard Work Is Only Beginning

Two months after the Nepal earthquake hit, the emergency phase is set to end in coming weeks. This critical crossroads means that The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Nepal government’s focus has now shifted to longer-term recovery with food relief to be distributed to 1.15 million of the worst-affected people. There will be supplementary feeding for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and young children, as well as cash to affected people in certain districts in exchange for work, such as preparing fields for the planting season.

Responding to Emergencies
25 June 2015

In Kenya, Shortage Of Funds Threatens WFP Food Assistance

WFP's operations in Kenya are facing severe funding shortfalls, forcing the UN agency to reduce the size of food rations distributed to refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps by 30 percent, starting in mid-June.  Similarly, a shortage of funds is threatening to force cuts in the WFP-supported school meals programme, which helps keep children in school in Kenya's arid areas and the slums of Nairobi.

Food Security Analysis
24 June 2015

Guatemala: WFP Deputy Executive Director Visits the Dry Corridor

Clara and Francisca live in the Dry Corridor in Jalapa, surrounded by harsh sun, and lack of public services such as electricity and water. They never married - deciding to take care of themselves. Today they are in their late 70s and cannot work the land as they used to. The World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director, Amir Abdulla, met these sisters and learned about their situation during a field visit to Jalapa.

Disaster Risk Reduction
24 June 2015

Cuba: “Preparing for a Better Response”

Representatives from the Cuban Government, Civil Defense, and the United Nations System gathered to discuss how to improve the country's emergency response and recovery capacities. This workshop was part of the joint preparatory activities for the new hurricane season in the framework of the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT).

24 June 2015

How Providing Cash Is Helping People Recover From The Nepal Earthquake

In earthquake-affected areas where there is access to markets, the World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing cash in exchange for recovery work.

24 June 2015

The Refugee Turned TV Chef

Haha Ahmed Ghaid Salaih is a Sahrawi refugee - living for 40 years in the camps in southwestern Algeria. As a refugee turned television Chef, Haha shares recipes that demonstrate ingenuity in avoiding the weariness of eating the same meals daily. Her aim is to teach refugees how to improve and diversify their meals while establishing nutritious eating habits.

23 June 2015

10 Things To Know About Hunger In Burkina Faso

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

23 June 2015

WFP And WHO: Working Together To Rebuild Healthcare In Nepal

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are working together on a new project to build 50 temporary health clinics in parts of Nepal where the earthquake was more destructive. Five clinics are already finished, and another four are under construction. As Joanna Purcell reports, the first clinic opened in the village of Gajuri in the Dhading district, one of the areas worst-affected by the 25 April earthquake

19 June 2015

World Refugee Day: 10 Facts About Syrian Refugees In Turkey

20 June 2015, World Refugee Day: The World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to the millions of Syrians caught up in a conflict in its fifth year. As needs grow we now have to prioritise assistance to many refugees outside Syria, like those in Turkey, so the most vulnerable are protected. Working with our partners, we are doing our utmost so that we don’t lose a generation to war and extremism. Initiatives like the school feeding pilot in Syria can help restore a sense of normal life for the most vulnerable.



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