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A dusty road in eastern Cameroon leads to Gbiti, a small village at the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). The village is home to more than 4,000 refugees of the bloody conflict in the CAR that erupted a little over a year ago. As in all of the seven refugee sites along the border, the majority of the refugees in Gbiti are children.
The countries are separated only by a small river, where women wash their family’s clothes and Cameroonian soldiers are patrolling. It is the same spot where hundreds to thousands of Central Africans have been crossing the river every day only a couple of months ago – and still people are arriving.
Have you ever been inside an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)? Neither has 99.999% of the world. You can bet that the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster team is part of the 0.001% that has.
It isn’t often you find yourself in the midst of one of the greatest sporting build ups worldwide – but that’s exactly what happened today when the Webb Ellis Cup, which will be awarded to winners of this year’s Rugby World Cup, made its way to the World Food Programme’s headquarters in Rome.
This November, the first targeted food distribution successfully occurred in Goz-Amir, a camp for Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad. During 2011 and 2012, WFP and UNHCR carried out assessments on the impact of food assistance for long-term refugees in several countries, including Chad. Based on the results of these assessments, the Chadian Government, through UNHCR, FAO, and WFP, developed a joint programme for refugees to build their self-reliance.
As one of the strongest winter storms hit Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, WFP's Joelle Eid visited the camp and took snap-shots showing how families are dealing with extraordinary low temperatures and wet weather. A joint WFP-UNICEF project is helping the community as warm clothes and winter shoes, provided by Unicef, are being purchased using WFP e-cards in the Zaatari supermarkets.
January 12, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that caused over 200,000 deaths and left thousands of Haitians homeless. Within hours of the earthquake, WFP began handing out emergency food which reached more than four million Haitians in the coming months.
These short videos show the scale and devastation of an earthquake that became one of WFP’s most complex operations.
Thanks to support from the World Food Programme, Fatou and her 2-year-old daughter, Numa, are a living example of the common saying in The Gambia, “where there is life, there is hope.”
Monday, January 12th marks the 5th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding cities. In just 35 seconds over 230,000 people lost their lives, approximately 300,000 were injured and 2.3 million were displaced. Within hours of this deadly quake, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on the ground responding.