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Food Security Analysis
14 April 2014

Syria: Looming Drought Threatens To Worsen Food Crisis

The ongoing conflict is making it almost impossible for Syrians to access food and now a looming drought threatens to put the lives of millions more at risk.

11 April 2014

Swaziland's Minister Of Health Supports Nutrition For Vulnerable Children And People With HIV + TB

SITEKI – In a community centre for children in rural Swaziland, the Honourable Minister of Health, Sibongile Simelane, stirred a bubbling corn-soya porridge in an aluminium pot over an open fire as if she had been doing this her entire life.

 

School Meals
11 April 2014

A Community-based Approach To Fighting Hunger In Mozambique

Community involvement forms a key aspect of WFP's successful School Feeding programmes. At one primary school in Tete province, the volunteers, school staff, and students tell of the impact this has had at their school...

Responding to Emergencies
10 April 2014

South Sudan: 9 Hunger Facts

Over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the on-going conflict since December. WFP continues to provide food by any means possible to those in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in South Sudan.

Logistics
10 April 2014

Indonesia: Vacancy Announcement for EPR Assistant

In 2013, WFP restructured its support to BNPB and provincial Disaster Management agencies on activities related to Emergency Logistics Preparedness including:

  • Training on Emergency Logistics;
  • Logistics Capacity Assessments in select disaster-prone provinces;
  • Provision of Emergency Response Equipment;
  • Support to BNPB’s Data Center, platform for the management of secondary data; and
  • Support to BNPB’s project on National Strategic Warehouse in Jakarta.

To ensure sustainable development of BNPB capacities, both agencies are developing a three-year strategy and joint implementation work-plan. The proposed strategy aims at strengthening GoI’s Emergency Response capacities by:

  • Reinforcing the surge capacity of humanitarian actors & strengthening logistics preparedness and response;
  • Establishing a national Network of Disaster Response Facilities (Humanitarian Staging Areas) in Jakarta, Medan and Makassar; and
  • Capacity Building of the Emergency Planners and Responders.
School Meals
9 April 2014

Giving Madagascar's Mentally Disabled Children A Chance Of Independence

In Tuléar, a highly food-insecure region of southern Madagascar, many vulnerable children fetch water instead of going to school. WFP is working to ensure their families realize the importance of education. 

Nutrition
9 April 2014

World Food Programme Deilvers Equipment to Honduran Health Secretary

Atención a Grupos Vulnerables (Attention to vulnerable groups) is a program that is implemented in coordination with the Secretary of Health and serves children 5 and under, who are malnourished, expectant mothers and breastfeeding mothers.

Food For Assets
8 April 2014

Malawi Farmers Beat Drought With Year-round Farming

In 2004, WFP implemented a food-for-asset project in Phalombe district in southern Malawi. Ten years later, the farmers who took part in the project are self-sufficient - no longer left high and dry when the weather turns against them. 

School Meals
8 April 2014

Bolivia: A day a Child Doesn’t Eat is a Day that will Never be Recovered

In a small ceremony before the first delivery of the school feeding programme foods, in Padcaya, Tarija, local and departmental authorities honoured the joint effort of WFP and the municipality that created a sustainable programme that makes quality school meals possible.

Responding to Emergencies
8 April 2014

Food And Shelter Ease The Life Of Refugees From Neighbouring CAR

With fighting closing in around her family towards the end of last year, one woman tells of her flight from the Central African Republic...and how she sought refuge in the neighbouring Republic of Congo. With help from the humanitarian community, she and her charges have been able to survive what they hope is only temporary exile. 

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