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4 April 2014

Climate Change Is Already Impacting Vulnerable Communities, Says Report

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the impact of climate change. The report provides a much sharper warning than previous ones about the threat posed to food security, writes Richard Choularton, head of WFP's climate resilience unit.

Cash and Vouchers
4 April 2014

Planting Seeds Of Resilience In Mozambique

WFP’s Cash for Work programme in Tete province has allowed food-insecure households to generate critical income during the lean season - the period before harvest when food is scarce. One participant describes her experience of the programme…

Food For Assets
3 April 2014

Philippines: How 6 Thousand Families Planted 5 Million Mangroves

Through WFP's Food-for-Work, residents of Barangay Mampang in Zamboanga City were able to plant 5 million mangroves- ensuring the revival of the sanctuaries for fishes and migratory birds as well as providing propagules for the Office of the City Agriculturist.

Blog
3 April 2014

Blog From South Sudan: Desperate Need Food And Peace

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
1 April 2014

Bolivia: High Energy Biscuits: "Making Life a Little Easier"

There are 33 families in the community of Cachuela Mamoré that are seeking refuge on the highways during this overwhelming flood season. In collaboration with the Civil Defence, WFP has delivered 30 metric tons of High Energy Biscuits (HEB) to this community as well as 37 others in the municipality of Guayaramerín, and a total of 143 communities have received High Energy Biscuits within the department of Beni, as an initial emergency response to the flooding affecting most of Bolivia. Many of the roads are inaccessible, WFP has had to deliver assistance by inland waterways. 

Responding to Emergencies
1 April 2014

South Sudan: Hunger Mounts As Conflict Disrupts Markets

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is uprooting families and paralysing the food markets they depend on. Among the thousands forced to flee their homes is Elizabeth Nyanchuit, who trekked for 10 hours with her children and neighbours to find safety. She is now living in a hut made of reeds in Ganyiel, a rural community in the country's northern Unity State.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
31 March 2014

Orphaned Child In Zimbabwe Smiles Again

Harare – WFP is providing nutritional support to malnourished children under five years of age, to pregnant and nursing women, and to food-insecure households with chronically-ill members. This is the story of the support being given to one family in Zimbabwe.

Responding to Emergencies
26 March 2014

Olympique Marseille Soccer Club Supports Children In Central African Republic

France’s Olympique Marseille soccer club is supporting the World Food Programme’s food assistance operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country teetering on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.

Contributions to WFP
26 March 2014

The Day I Performed At Nyaragusu Refugee Camp In Tanzania

Earlier this year, musician Jerry Julian performed a concert in Nyaragusu refugee camp, Tanzania. WFP organised the event to highlight the support given to the refugees by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Jerry has the story...

Focus on Women
25 March 2014

Focusing On Women And The Environment for A Hunger-free Malawi

This March, WFP joined the global community in honouring International Women’s Month under the theme ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. In Malawi, a country affected by food insecurity and climate change, WFP is empowering women and protecting the environment through the Africa Adaption Programme.

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