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Disaster Risk Reduction
9 December 2014

Improving Disasters Preparedness In Madagascar

Thanks to the generous support of UKAid through the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is able to assist the Malagasy Government in improving its national preparedness and response to cyclones.  

Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2014

Philippines: WFP Ready To Respond To Typhoon Hagupit [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required.  The infographic below provides an overview of the situation: 

3 December 2014

WFP Assists 1,300 Families in Guatemala Thanks to the Republic of Korea

WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa.

2 December 2014

Millions of Syrian refugees like her need urgent help. Donate today!

UPDATE: The 72 hour Syria appeal ended at 9 a.m. (CET) on Saturday 6 December. Thanks to all who have supported the campaign! Although the appeal is over, we continue to accept donations to help Syrian refugees (see below).

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US$ 64 million is urgently needed to keep Syrian refugee families from going hungry in December.  For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences are devastating.  You can help change this!  If 64 million people each gave the equivalent of just US$ 1, we’d have enough to feed 1.7 million refugees through December.

Be one of those people making a difference today. 

School Meals
1 December 2014

Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals

Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves. 

1 December 2014

10 Facts About Hunger In Swaziland

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Swaziland, which faces extremely high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rates. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: In the Field - Eyewitness to Ebola

Communications Officer Frances Kennedy has just returned from mission in Liberia, one of three countries most affected by the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Here she describes the work of staff in the country and the personal impact on colleagues and their families.

Climate Change
28 November 2014

Three Things WFP will be doing at COP 20

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru, and WFP will be there.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Rebuilding After Typhoon Haiyan

Marlou Diaz and his father clung on to a neighbour's gate to stay alive as Typhoon Haiyan swept across his seafront home in Tacloban, Philippines. After surviving this catastrophic natural disaster, he joined WFP's efforts. Here is his story.`

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Zo's Moment of Magic

When Programme Officer Zo Eorintany saw a young child alone and in tears while on assignment in eastern Chad, she rushed to take the girl, Sarah, into her arms. This is her WFP story.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide