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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.

Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2012

WFP Food Brings Lifeline to Thousands Fleeing Unrest in Eastern DRC

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of people are on the move, balancing their belongings on their heads or on chukudus, the local wooden scooters. They pack the roads of North and South Kivu, fleeing the newest wave of violence spreading across the region. WFP is working around the clock to ensure the most destitute have enough to eat.

20 November 2012

WFP Starts Food Distributions For Families In Gaza

In the face of ongoing conflict in Gaza, WFP is pressing ahead with food distributions to ensure that families in the embattled territory don’t go hungry. WFP is monitoring the situation carefully and stands ready to provide additional assistance should humanitarian needs increase.

20 November 2012

How Nutrition Feeds A Healthy Childhood

Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the life of every child. Without it, children cannot grow up to reach their full potential and face health risks like stunting that haunt them for the rest of their lives. On Universal Children's Day (November 20) we talked to Anna Horner, a nutritionist in West Africa, about WFP's work ensuring that kids get the nutrition they need.

16 November 2012

WFP Hosts A Twitter Chat From Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Join WFP Web Editor Martin Penner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a live-tweet up Friday 16 November at 11:00am New York / 4:00pm London. After a week-long trip to the region, Martin will be answering your questions about the humanitarian crisis brewing in one of the largest countries in Africa.

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