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Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

CAR: Displaced Muslims Struggle To Keep Going In Northern Town

Before the crisis, more than 8,000 Muslims lived in the town of Bossangoa, in the northwest of the Central African Republic. There are now less than a thousand. Since January they have been relying on humanitarian assistance to survive, counting the days between one distribution and the next.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

Central African Republic On Brink Of Catastrophe

The Central African Republic is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as violence forces more and more people to flee their homes and the national economy edges towards collapse. With local food systems breaking down, WFP and its partners are seeing cases of malnutrition multiply.

Logistics
17 March 2014

Nicaragua: Better Storage for Better Sales

WFP’s logistics team held a workshop for agricultural cooperative members in the departments of Jinotega, Matagalpa and Estelí. The training focused on the handling and storage of foods in their warehouses.

School Meals
5 March 2014

Haiti: Nutrition for Education

On International School Meals Day staff at the Joseph et Bertha Wigfall School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reflect on the importance of nutrition for education. 

Preventing Hunger
5 March 2014

8 Must-See Videos On World Hunger

Climate, nutrition, gender equality...there are many sides to global hunger and, while none of them is hard to understand by itself, it's helpful to look at them one by one. Here are eight short videos that help you do that. 

Responding to Emergencies
28 February 2014

Syrian Father Fears Losing The One Thing He Has Left

The continuing crisis in Syria has left countless people homeless and jobless. As the conflict grinds on, many families move from one place to another, seeking safety and a way to support themselves. Aziz’s family, which is from Aleppo, has migrated across Syria, then into Iraq  and then back again to Syria.

Nutrition
27 February 2014

Hunger Costs Rwanda US$820 Million Annually

A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.

Cash and Vouchers
21 February 2014

Colombia: Displaced Families Redeem "Virtual Vouchers"

In the first week of February 2014, WFP launched massive voucher redemption events in 4 municipalities in Colombia. This photo gallery records the events in Monteria (Cordoba), involving recently displaced Embera-Katío indigenous families, and in Puerto Asis (Putumayo), where more than 300 families benefitted from this voucher programme.

 

Responding to Emergencies
19 February 2014

South Sudan: Families Who Fled Conflict Now Return To Devastated Homes

The crisis in South Sudan has forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. The UN World Food Programme has so far provided food assistance for around 250,000 displaced people, and is working to extend more assistance to people we can reach outside UN peacekeeping bases, including those who are returning to devastated towns like Bentiu in Unity State.

Responding to Emergencies
18 February 2014

Philippines: What 3 Survivors Are Doing 100 Days After Typhoon Haiyan

One hundred days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. WFP's Cornelia Paetz revisited people we interviewed in November 2013 to hear how they are getting on now, and what their hopes are for the future. Read about our first meeting with them.

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