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Nutrition
4 July 2014

Championing Home Grown School Feeding For Farmers And Children In Malawi

This year, International Co-operative Day, celebrated on 5 July, has the theme 'Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all.' In Malawi, WFP works with smallholder farming co-ops in its Home Grown School Feeding programme to sustain a cycle of community development.

Responding to Emergencies
4 July 2014

Refugees From South Sudan Continue To Seek Safety In Uganda

Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are arriving in transit camps and settlements in Uganda. Although they have found safety, food is their number one priority.

School Meals
3 July 2014

In CAR, WFP providing school meals to more than 50,000 in capital Bangui

In Central African Republic (CAR), two thirds of schools remain closed as violence and unrest continue. But students are gradually finding their way back to school. WFP is supporting them through daily school meals, often the only food they eat during the day.

Responding to Emergencies
3 July 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Iraqi Families Displaced From Mosul

As violence escalates in Mosul and neighbouring cities in northern Iraq, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in search of safety.  Esmat Ahmed, an Iraqi man in his late twenties, left his house and belongings in Hay El Baker village in Mosul last month. He braved the scorching heat and closed-off roads to walk to the neighbouring town of Qasrok, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq where he now shares a small rented apartment with 14 other family members.

3 July 2014

WFP closely monitors food security situation in Palestine

With a deteriorating security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, WFP scaled up its monitoring of stocks in shops and food prices to assess the impact of the current situation on Palestinian livelihoods and food security. WFP provides food assistance to 604,000 people in Palestine.

Cash and Vouchers
2 July 2014

Philippines: Left With Nothing, You'll Be Surprised At This Family's Priority

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has provided cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Analy Tubola, a housewife and mother of five children, shares how the money she received has allowed her to save for her children's future.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2014

Heads Of WFP & UNHCR Issue Urgent Appeal As Food Shortages Hit Nearly 800,000 Refugees In Africa

The heads of the United Nations refugee agency and World Food Programme warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia, particularly in children.

School Meals
1 July 2014

Nepal: Former School Meals Girl Scales Mount Denali

At the age of 17, Nimdoma Sherpa became the first WFP school meals recipient to climb Mt. Everest. Now 23, she is just one mountain away from climbing the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2014

Pakistan: Food Distributions Scale Up For Displaced Families From North Waziristan

WFP is rushing to distribute food rations to all registered families who have fled fighting in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency under tough conditions.

30 June 2014

CAR Crisis in Numbers

  • Even before the crisis began, 30 percent of Central Africans were food-insecure, meaning they did not access to enough and the right kinds of food
  • Today, 1,4 million people in CAR are in need of humanitarian assistance such as food, water, shelter, and healthcare
  • More than 560,000 people are displaced within the country
  • 71 percent of the displaced in Bangui say they still do not feel safe enough to return home
  • In May, WFP assisted 270,000 people in CAR, 80 percent of which live outside of Bangui
  • 8 in 10 school-age children are out of school
  • CAR’s GDP shrank 30 percent in 2013
  • More than 300,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries since January 2014
  • Cameroon and Chad are each hosting more than 100,000 people, while others have taken refuge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) and the Congo
  • 80 percent of refugees are women or children
  • One third of children at transit sites in Cameroon suffer from malnutrition

 

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