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Responding to Emergencies
8 February 2013

Mali: Food Aid Is Lifeline For Family Uprooted By Violence

As the fighting escalates in Mali, thousands of people forced from their homes are struggling to survive in other parts of the country. Aissata Walet is one of them. Forced to rent a hut in Bamako which she shares with 30 other people, Aissata say she doesn’t know how she’d feed her children without assistance from WFP.

7 February 2013

Syria: “We Want Our Lives Back. We Want To Go Home”

During her recent trip to Syria, WFP Senior Spokesperson Abeer Etefa met Souad, a 27-year-old mother whose family lost their home to the fighting. Eking out an existence in an empty building near the battles lines, she and her family are surviving on food provided to them by WFP. 

Nutrition
7 February 2013

Six Questions With WFP Nutritionist In Eastern Congo

Crispin Mpigirwa is a WFP nutritionist, who works in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where entire communities often have to abandon their homes to escape fighting. A Congolese national, with 15 years of experience in humanitarian work, Crispin is a key figure in WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition in the camps for displaced people around Goma.

Responding to Emergencies
5 February 2013

WFP Scales Up Operations To Reach 2.5 Million In Syria

To meet the growing humanitarian needs inside Syria, WFP is aiming to expand its reach rapidly, raising the number of people receiving emergency food aid by 1 million in the next three months.

Purchase for Progress
5 February 2013

5 Farmers Who Turned Their Lives Around With The P4P Pilot Project

Helping small farmers connect to markets is one of the most effective things we can do to build communities free from hunger. That’s what the ground-breaking “Purchase for Progress” initiative has done in 20 countries around the world. Now in the fifth and final year of its pilot phase, here’s what five farmers who took part in it have to say about the experience.

31 January 2013

WFP Hosts A Hangout From Syria

Live from Damascus, join WFP's Abeer Etefa for a Google+ Hangout at the centre of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Abeer has spent the week travelling around the country to visit WFP operations on both sides of the front lines. This unique event will be broadcast live on Google+ and on YouTube Friday 1 February at 12:00pm NYC / 5:00pm London. Watch here

28 January 2013

Syrian Crisis: How WFP Is Helping Families Fleeing Conflict

Humanitarian needs -- especially food -- are growing across Syria. WFP is currently reaching about 1.5 million people every month inside the country. Working with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), we are distributing food both in areas controlled by the government and in areas controlled by the opposition -- even in places where fighting is going on.

For Companies
25 January 2013

Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds

WFP is teaming up with UNICEF, UNESCO and partners in the private sector to expand children’s access to education and nutritious food. The “Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds” partnership will focus on four countries marked by high levels of malnutrition and low levels of schooling.

Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2013

WFP To Scale Up In Syria, But Humanitarian Access Is Key

WFP is aiming to scale up to assist more families in Syria, but requires greater humanitarian access in order to reach them, Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said Wednesday during a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

For Companies
22 January 2013

WFP Joins World Leaders At Davos

Political and business leaders will gather in Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss the world's most pressing issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. WFP will be there to keep food security and nutrition on the agenda and to explore partnerships that can bring the resources and expertise of the private sector to bear on world hunger.

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