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8 August 2012

Sahel Crisis: Country By Country

Hunger is on the rise across the Sahel region of West Africa, a massive swathe of territory that stretches across eight countries from Chad in the east to Senegal in the west. Here is a rundown of the situation in each country and a look at how we're responding to help the people who live there.

 

7 August 2012

Syria: How WFP Is Feeding The Hungry (Interview)

Since the beginning of July, WFP has reached more than 40,000 people in and around the embattled city of Aleppo with food supplies. But here, as in many parts of Syria, insecurity is a major challenge. From Damascus, country director Muhannad Hadi gives the low-down on one of WFP’s most complex operations of the moment.

7 August 2012

Hector Roca, food security analyst, Guatemala

Hector is an assistant in the VAM (Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping) unit of WFP’s Guatemala office. His job is mainly to carry out food security and nutrition assessments and to produce maps displaying this information. He also helps with managing information databases.              
 

Responding to Emergencies
3 August 2012

DPRK: WFP Sends Food To Flood-Hit Regions

WFP is sending a first batch of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas in the south of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) where torrential rains have left 88 people dead and over 60,000 people homeless.

Responding to Emergencies
1 August 2012

Syria: 1.5 Million People Need Urgent Food Assistance

Poor families in parts of Syria affected by the recent conflict need both immediate food aid and help with ensuring food production in coming months. Seeds, food for animals and repairs to irrigation systems are all necessary if livelihoods are to be saved.

Responding to Emergencies
31 July 2012

South Sudan: Refugees Receive WFP Food Assistance In Maban

Asha is one of a wave of refugees who have recently arrived in South Sudan. She spent nine days in the bush, foraging for food to give her children, before she arrived in Maban county. She says there were others in the forest and many of them - including two of her sons - didn't make it.

Purchase for Progress
27 July 2012

A Mobile Biscuit Factory Heads To Afghanistan

From the outside they look like seven ordinary white shipping containers. But step inside, and you discover a miniature biscuit factory that can be taken apart like pieces of Lego, shipped to Afghanistan, and then reassembled to produce high energy biscuits for hungry Afghan school children.

Cash and Vouchers
27 July 2012

WFP And Partners Prepare For Food Shortages As Poor Harvest Hits Zimbabwe

Food shortages are on the way for the rural poor of Zimbabwe, according to a new report estimating that poor harvests could leave 1.6 million people in need of food assistance. With food needs on the rise, WFP and its partners are gearing up to respond with a combination food distributions and cash voucher programmes

26 July 2012

4 Olympic Athletes Who Stepped Up For Child Nutrition

Few people grasp the importance of good nutrition as well as Olympic Athletes. No matter how talented, they can’t give their best without it. Here are four renowned Olympic athletes who say nutrition is just as important to children, especially those who risk not getting enough.

25 July 2012

WFP London Marks 50th Anniversary And Olympics

To celebrate the 2012 Olympics and mark its 50th anniversary, WFP’s London office has launched – together with Crossrail* - an inspirational exhibition of photos in the capital, showing children from the developing world playing games. 

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