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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.

Cash and Vouchers
19 May 2014

Flood Protection Beyond Dams: Building Resilience In Bangladesh

Resilience to natural disasters has many aspects – a home safe from flooding, the knowledge and skills to prepare for and cope with disasters, and the financial security to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of a shock. In Bangladesh, WFP tackles all these issues with a comprehensive programme.

18 May 2014

Central African Republic: The Crisis In Photos

The humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic is a major test of WFP's abilities as a provider of food assistance. The continuing violence, the scale of the population displacement and logistical problems all pose significant challenges. Here are 12 photos that illustrate the different sides of the emergency and WFP's response.

12 May 2014

In South Sudan, Woman Who Fled Fighting Wants Peace To Grow Her Own Food

Fighting in South Sudan has disrupted livelihoods and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In the Lakes State community of Mingkaman, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 95,000 people, many of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are longing for a return to peace, to enable them to grow their own crops.

Focus on Women
8 May 2014

Coffee Rust Crisis Leaves Many Guatemalan Families Struggling

The Coffee Rust Crisis is hitting families hard in the village of La Conquista. Take Iliana’s. They have switched from growing coffee to bananas. But the fruit sells for less, so the family is noticeably poorer. Iliana's husband has gone to Mexico to find work. Meanwhile, to save money, she has pulled her eldest daughter out of school. Times are tough. But support from WFP and the Government is making a difference.

Food For Assets
7 May 2014

Smart Cards Save Time And Money For Nepal’s Women Farmers

An electronic smartcard supplied by WFP is changing the lives of women farmers in rural Nepal. As well as helping them put food on the table during lean periods, the cards are also enabling women like Deurupa to get to grips with basic banking and numeracy.

Responding to Emergencies
5 May 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Landslide Survivors In Afghanistan

Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province over the weekend. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation.

Nutrition
30 April 2014

Children Hit Hardest By Hunger Crisis In C.A.R.

While the recent violence has wrecked countless lives in C.A.R., its effects have hit children the hardest. Forced to flee their homes and abandon school, they often find their parents now cannot feed them adequately. Children are more likely to die from malnutrition than from bullets in this crisis. WFP is working to address this threat in places like the Boy Rabe health centre in Bangui.

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