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Responding to Emergencies
26 May 2014

WFP Lends A Helping Hand To Syrian Refugees In Egypt

As Syrians continue to flood out of their home country into neighbouring territories, WFP strives to assist the increasing influx of refugees. In Egypt, WFP assists close to 100,000 Syrian refugees through food assistance vouchers. With an average of 6,000 new Syrian refugees every month, WFP continues to open up distribution sites hoping to reach out to others living in remote areas.

Cash and Vouchers
26 May 2014

Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Survive On WFP Food Assistance

When 60-year-old Hafiza first arrived to Lebanon two years ago fleeing the daily shelling in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, she refused to depend on assistance. But, like tens of thousands of Syrian refugees across the regions, her saving ran out after only a few months and she registered for WFP’s e-card assistance.

23 May 2014

Thousands from Nigeria seek refuge in fragile areas of Niger

Fleeing violence attributed to the Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, thousands of people have found refuge in Niger, where they are receiving assistance from WFP and other humanitarian organizations.

 

For Companies
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.

Cash and Vouchers
22 May 2014

Haiti: Partnering for Progress

With less than 10 days to go before the start of this year’s hurricane season, Rome-based Agencies WFP and FAO join forces to help Haitians protect their communities.

Disaster Risk Reduction
22 May 2014

DRC Refugees Start A Better Life In Southern Rwanda

Over 7,000 refugees from the Democratic of Congo (DRC) have seen their living conditions improve after staying in the Nkamira transit centre for the last two years. In April, they moved to Mugombwa camp in Southern Rwanda and although they remain dependent on WFP food assistance their life has got better.

Responding to Emergencies
21 May 2014

Contribution from UK enables WFP to feed 100,000 people in South Sudan, as the country faces a hunger crisis.

As hunger and disease reach critical levels in South Sudan, the UK has announced its contribution of $27 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to feed over 100,000 people affected by the current humanitarian crisis.

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.

Food For Assets
19 May 2014

Combining Expertise To Boost Food Security in Rwanda

In the district of Nyamagabe, Southern Rwanda, WFP and the Republic of Korea are combining their knowledge to help over 1,600 people from the most poor and food insecure households to create assets through land terracing and increasing their standards of living by constructing houses, class rooms and clean water channels to the communities.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide