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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. 

Responding to Emergencies
8 April 2014

Matumaini - DRC's Radio Talk Show Host With A Difference

As armed conflict continues to drive people from their homes in eastern DRC, one displaced man in the east of the country has used his ingenuity to cobble together a radio station from old bits and pieces. He is just one of some 126,000 people displaced by insecurity in North Kivu province to whom WFP is currently providing food assistance. 

 

 

 

 

School Meals
7 April 2014

Honduras: National President Inaugurates School Feeding Programme 2014

PIMIENTA - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was present for the launching of WFP’s School Feeding Programme last Thursday in Pimienta, Cortes. It is estimated that more than one million four hundred thousand children regionally will benefit from the programme this year.

School Meals
7 April 2014

WFP Deputy Regional Director Visits Honduras

Alzira Ferreria, WFP Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, travelled to Honduras to oversee various programmes that are being implemented by WFP in the region. During her stay Ferreria met with beneficiaries and WFP country office personal.

7 April 2014

Ethiopia: WFP, UNHCR Chiefs Shine Spotlight On Plight Of South Sudanese Refugees

With conflict continuing in South Sudan, WFP's Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres are calling on the international community to step up their humanitarian response. The two UN agency heads spoke with refugees, government officials and humanitarian workers during a visit last week to Ethiopia, which is registering one of the highest numbers of South Sudanese refugees.

Responding to Emergencies
7 April 2014

'It Doesn’t Get Much Worse': WFP Economist On C.A.R.

The ongoing conflict in Central African Republic has brought the country's economy to its knees, with dire consequences for the entire population. Food markets are close to collapse, and the annual 'hunger season' already underway, says WFP’s Chief Economist Arif Husain, just back from C.A.R.. In this article, Husain explains why it would be hard to imagine a scenario worse than C.A.R.'s current predicament.

Logistics
7 April 2014

Indonesia: Vacancy Announcement for Logistics Officer

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the designated leader of the international humanitarian community in terms of Logistics coordination and response. As such, WFP has the responsibility of ensuring that the logistics support to a humanitarian response is implemented in a coordinated, predictable and efficient manner.

In order to improve the level of operational readiness, WFP is undertaking a logistics preparedness program in Indonesia to address specific scenarios.

The current scenario that is being addressed is a large earthquake occurring in the region of Yogyakarta.

In addressing this scenario, the most likely logistics network that has been identified would be to utilize Surabaya or Semarang as the strategic entry point by Air and Sea, and to establish forward operations bases in Solo or other relevant locations.

Climate Change
4 April 2014

Honduras: Groupo Jarmear Supports the Most Vulnerable Groups

With the support of Latin American consumer goods company Groupo Jarmear, 39,695 beneficiaries participating in the Vulnerable Groups Project (Proyecto de Atención a Grupos Vulnerables in Spanish) in the departments of Choluteca, Sur de Francisco Morazán, Sur del Paraíso, La Paz and Valle, received Clover Brand oil.

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