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Responding to Emergencies
6 June 2014

WFP Brings Aviation Safety Awareness To Nepal

Around 200 participants from the aviation industry in Nepal are learning about aviation safety and risk management - a priority campaign for WFP's Aviation Unit in order to help the industry respond to emergencies in an effective and efficient manner.

WFP Ambassadors
5 June 2014

WFP E-Cards Support Lebanon's Local Market

When 50-year-old Lebanese shop owner Zaher Khodr joined WFP’s food voucher programme in Akkar, northern Lebanon, about two years ago, he did not know that his business would thrive within a few months. 

School Meals
5 June 2014

Back To School With WFP In Myanmar

As the new academic year kicks off in June, WFP is restarting its school feeding activities, reaching some 232,000 children in 1,800 schools across Myanmar.

Responding to Emergencies
3 June 2014

Floods in Bolivia

Bolivia is among the countries with the highest levels of vulnerability due to climate change in the Andean region. Floods and droughts have worsened in recent years. The most recent rainy season which began in November 2013 has left approximately 325,000 people homeless and has caused extensive material damage, caused by unprecedented floods.

Cash and Vouchers
2 June 2014

WFP Cash Transfers Improved My Family's Health

Zione Black says WFP's emergency cash transfers have helped her buy the food her family needs. She is one of nearly 2 million vulnerable Malawians who averted hunger with WFP assistance during the 2013/14 hunger season.

Food For Assets
30 May 2014

Guatemala: WFP Assists 16,000 Families Affected by Coffee Rust and Drought

In April WFP launched a Food for Assets programme that assists 14.000 households whose income sources and food supplies began to run out since March 2014 due to the crisis of coffee rust and drought that is affecting thousands of small-scale farmer households, unemployed coffee cutters, and households with children suffering from acute malnutrition. On May 26, 2014 the WFP also launched a “Cash for Assets” initiative that currently assists 2,000 families to help mitigate the impact of the Coffee Rust.

Responding to Emergencies
30 May 2014

In South Sudan, Conflict Is Affecting Access to Food for Sudanese Refugees

Active fighting may not have reached Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State but the conflict that has engulfed the world's youngest nation is already having an impact.

27 May 2014

Impact Of WFP Assistance Seen In Schools In Namibia

In Namibia, WFP provides technical support to strengthen government capacity to plan and manage food based safety net programmes including the school feeding programme. WFP supports the Ministry of Education to introduce various tools and procedures to teachers and principals to enable them to run the feeding programme at their schools better.

School Meals
26 May 2014

Zero Hunger Walk Honduras 2014

ZERO HUNGER CHALLENGE… EVERY STEP COUNTS

First Lady of Honduras Ana Hernandez, Vice-President of Honduras Rossana Guevara, the World Food Programme Representative to Honduras Pasqualina Di Sirio, and the Programme Manager of Food Security from FAO German Flores, launched the Zero Hunger Walk 2014.  The efforts are an initiative under the United Nations’ “Zero Hunger Challenge: a World without Hunger”.

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.

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