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Logistics
3 July 2015

From Port to Plate: The Critical Role Of Mersin, Turkey And WFP Logistics In The Syria Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) Staffer Victoria Clasen pens a guided tour of the enormous logistical effort behind the food assistance WFP provides to displaced communities inside Syria. Starting from a warehouse belonging to one of Turkey’s major food producers in Mersin, to the trucks and ships crossing borders to bring food to Syria, Clasen paints a vivid picture that culminates in WFP’s ultimate objective: food for conflict-affected families inside Syria.

Climate Change
2 July 2015

Fatima’s First Dream

Sabrina Quezada, Communications Officer in Nicaragua, loves to go to the field to meet WFP project participants. She did not hesitate to go to the field when the WFP Office in Washington, D.C. asked her to interview a mother and participant of the school meals programme. The interview was part of a Michael Kors’ campaign on Mother’s Day in the United States to support WFP School Meals. When Sabrina asked Fatima, her interviewee, about her dreams, her answer left Sabrina speechless. 

2 July 2015

FAQs on Food Quality and Safety in Nepal

We know you may have questions about our emergency operations in Nepal. Here are some answers to questions raised on social media recently.

2 July 2015

VoucherChef: Tebbuli

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

1 July 2015

Refugees In Kenya’s Dadaab Camp Find Life A Daily Struggle

In mid-June, a shortage of funds forced WFP to reduce the size of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent; while the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact become greater without new contributions to prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.

Food For Assets
30 June 2015

Building Resilience As Well As Roads In South Sudan

AWEIL –In many parts of South Sudan the rains are a curse as much as a blessing.  Heavy rain often leads to flooding which damages crops or washes them away entirely, leaving people even more vulnerable to food insecurity.  The World Food Programme (WFP) through its Food Assistance For Asset-creation (FFA) activities helps communities to strengthen their resilience to such shocks.  In Northern Bahr el Ghazal State several communities have optedto construct infrastructure that prevents flood waters from destroying crops and homes.

Nutrition
29 June 2015

7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America

In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America. 

26 June 2015

VoucherChef: Lahmussiniye

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

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.

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