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Food For Assets
24 October 2016

Republic of Korea and WFP Help Develop Resilience and Livelihoods

In Tanzania, about 80 percent of the population depend on agriculture and often irregular rain patterns for their livelihood. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable with seasonal rain patterns being capable of resulting in damaging floods or multi-year droughts.

18 October 2016

Families In Kenya’s Tana Delta Grateful To The People Of Japan

During the 2015 short rains season, Kenya received greater than usual amounts of rains, owing to the El Niño weather phenomenon. While these rains greatly improved pasture and rejuvenated water sources in the livestock farming zones, they caused rivers to swell and breach banks, leading to widespread flooding in the lowlands. Tana River County was one of the coastal regions badly affected. Rains in the highlands, the source of Tana River, caused heavy flooding downstream, destroying crops and property.

17 October 2016

Iraq: Escaping Islamic State — Mohammed’s Story

Mohammed spent a year and a half living under the so-called Islamic State (IS) rule after they captured his home city of Ramadi, Iraq, more than two years ago. Finally managing to flee early last year, Mohammed and his family survived on food from the World Food Programme. Now, he is helping WFP prepare to support those who may be forced to flee the city of Mosul, as a military operation begins. Read Mohammed’s story.

Students And Teachers
13 October 2016

WFP Meals Relieve Hunger As Children Return To Class After Fighting in Juba

Conflict and a severe economic crisis are causing increased levels of hunger among residents of urban areas in South Sudan.  School meals provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) have become the only assured source of food for many children in Juba, the country’s capital.

Cash and Vouchers
12 October 2016

In Egypt, E-Vouchers Give Families Freedom Of Choice

In Egypt, students begin a new school year with their families already looking forward to WFP’s e-vouchers that were introduced last year. The vouchers replaced the traditional take-home monthly rations.
Climate Change
12 October 2016

Simple Steps To Help Kenyan Farmers Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change

WFP is promoting farming methods across Kenya’s drylands to help families better cope with the effects of a changing climate. Farmers who initially had difficulties putting food on the table are now producing more than they need – with some harvesting a marketable surplus.

School Meals
11 October 2016

Increasing the Impact of School Meals in Rwanda

In the poorest and most food insecure districts of Rwanda school meals are a lifeline for many families.  A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there (especially girls), it helps to increase school enrollment and attendance, decrease drop-out rates, and improve learning.

7 October 2016

How Two Junior Professional Officers Showed Their Skills Amid Ebola Outbreak

More than 50 Junior Professional Officers play a vital role in helping WFP carry out its work across the world, and since the Ebola emergency struck in West Africa two of these colleagues have played vital roles in helping Sierra Leone's people and aiding the recovery process. Here, Daniel Ham of Luxembourg and Fortune Maduma of Zimbabwe tell their stories and we see how their skills have seen them taking on increased responsibility. 

7 October 2016

How Two Junior Professional Officers Showed Their Skills Amid Ebola Outbreak

More than 50 Junior Professional Officers play a vital role in helping WFP carry out its work across the world, and since the Ebola emergency struck in West Africa two of these colleagues have played vital roles in helping Sierra Leone's people and aiding the recovery process. Here, Daniel Ham of Luxembourg and Fortune Maduma of Zimbabwe tell their stories and we see how their skills have seen them taking on increased responsibility. 

Responding to Emergencies
7 October 2016

Displaced People Appeal to Aid Groups and Donors to Continue Support in South Sudan

When fighting erupted in July in Juba, looters ransancked and stole all the food in the main WFP warehouse in the South Sudanese capital. This disrupted food assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in the country, and particularly the more than 30,000 people sheltering in UN Peacekeeping bases in the city. Most of the people who rely on this assistance were very concerned about their survival, and appealed to aid agencies and their donors to continue support. It was a great relief to most women in the camps when WFP re-started full assistance in September.

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