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1 October 2014

'Syrians Who Have Already Lost Everything Will Now Go Hungry' [Video]

Starting in October, the size of the Syria food parcel will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be scaled back.

Nutrition
1 October 2014

Eggs For Some But Not For All In Lesotho

Improving nutrition and reducing stunting in children - low growth for age - is not easy. Part of the trick is getting parents to understand what difference a healthy diet can make for them and their youngsters. 

29 September 2014

Colombia: Food Rations Arrive in Chocó

The Government of Colombia, through the Department of Social Protection, requested WFP’s support to distribute food to some 4,300 people – mostly indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities—in the Alto Baudó Municipality in the Department of Chocó. Clashes among illegal groups in the area have forced the displacement of people and restricted their movement, affecting food security and livelihoods. WFP made a first distribution in 21 communities.

29 September 2014

Get To Know The Man Behind The Camera

WFP’s head photographer Rein Skullerud (@ReinSkullerud) has seen hunger – and hope – in nearly every corner of the globe. Join Rein as he takes a look back at some of his most memorable photos from the past 10 years and shares what makes each so unforgettable:

Preventing Hunger
26 September 2014

Food Security Improves But Gaps Remain In Zimbabwe

Buhera - The day starts early and ends late for Sekai Muzivi, a mother of four. Every morning, she walks seven kilometres from her village in Buhera to neighbouring farms to look for odd jobs. It is a daily gamble —sometimes she fails to find paid labour and even if she does, she is paid with only enough food for a few meals.

Responding to Emergencies
26 September 2014

South Sudan: ‘We Harvested Some Crops, But It Is Not Enough’

Conflict in South Sudan has hurt many families' ability to grow crops, and has left markets empty. WFP and our partner agencies have mounted an intensive humanitarian asistance operation that has brought relief to many remote communities, and food security is improving somewhat as the harvest comes in, even if it is limited in the places worst-affected by the fighting. But there are still serious concerns for the future as the conflict continues. 

24 September 2014

Ebola Response In Liberia: WFP Staff Member Shares Her Experience

Elizabeth Neufville is on the front line of WFP's Ebola response in Liberia. In the following interview she shares her thoughts on the challenges she faces on a day-to-day basis.

Cash and Vouchers
23 September 2014

Paraguay: "Thanks to This Money, I Will Contribute to My Home Again"

The World Food Programme distributed cash and vouchers as part of its emergency response to the local population affected by floods in the Ñeembucu department, Paraguay. As many as 1.575 flood-hit families benefited from cash and vouchers, an innovative WFP modality under implementation in four districts of Ñeembucu: Pilar, Villa Albin, Cerrito and Umbu Island.

23 September 2014

WFP Continues To Scale Up Food Assistance To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

ERBIL, Iraq - Seven-year-old Shaimaa clutches her doll tightly, fearing she would lose it just as she lost her home and friends because of the “people with guns”. Shaimaa is one of 1.8 million people who were displaced from their homes due to the violence that raged in Iraq in mid-June. 

22 September 2014

Things To Look For At The UN This Week In New York

Traffic near the United Nations in New York has come to a standstill. A row of TV satellite trucks is lined up neatly outside the big UN building. The sharpshooters have taken up their positions on the roofs.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide