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Nutrition
28 February 2014

DPRK: Mother And Baby Health Thanks To Yummy Pancakes

Han Ok Yo is the proud mother of a six-month-old baby girl. Mother and baby are doing well – thanks in part to pancakes made with WFP food.

Nutrition
27 February 2014

Hunger Costs Rwanda US$820 Million Annually

A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.

Cash and Vouchers
21 February 2014

Colombia: Displaced Families Redeem "Virtual Vouchers"

In the first week of February 2014, WFP launched massive voucher redemption events in 4 municipalities in Colombia. This photo gallery records the events in Monteria (Cordoba), involving recently displaced Embera-Katío indigenous families, and in Puerto Asis (Putumayo), where more than 300 families benefitted from this voucher programme.

 

Responding to Emergencies
19 February 2014

South Sudan: Families Who Fled Conflict Now Return To Devastated Homes

The crisis in South Sudan has forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. The UN World Food Programme has so far provided food assistance for around 250,000 displaced people, and is working to extend more assistance to people we can reach outside UN peacekeeping bases, including those who are returning to devastated towns like Bentiu in Unity State.

19 February 2014

Rwanda: WFP Introduces Cash Transfers for Refugees in Gihembe Camp

As part of its commitments to enhance food security, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced cash transfers to feed the 14,500 refugees in Gihembe refugee camp in northern Rwanda.

Responding to Emergencies
18 February 2014

Philippines: What 3 Survivors Are Doing 100 Days After Typhoon Haiyan

One hundred days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. WFP's Cornelia Paetz revisited people we interviewed in November 2013 to hear how they are getting on now, and what their hopes are for the future. Read about our first meeting with them.

Disaster Risk Reduction
17 February 2014

WFP Reaches 1.2 Million People Amidst Funding Shortages

Zvishavane -  As many as 2.2 million people – one quarter of the rural population – are now in need of food assistance. This follows last year’s poor harvest caused by factors including erratic weather patterns and high seed and fertilizer prices. WFP had planned to be assisting 1.8 million people at this stage of the ‘lean season’ (the period before next month’s harvest when most rural families have exhausted their own-produced food stocks) but can only reach 1.2 million people owing to funding challenges.

 

Responding to Emergencies
15 February 2014

Typhoon Survivors 100 Days Later: Salvador Fumar – Looking Forward To The Harvest

One hundred days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. WFP’s Cornelia Paetz revisited people we interviewed in November 2013 to hear how they are getting on now, and what their hopes are for the future.
Read about our first meeting with Salvador Fumar here.

Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2014

Hunger Crisis In The Central African Republic [Overview]

Conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which food assistance is vital. WFP is distributing emergency food rations and working to scale up operations.

School Meals
14 February 2014

Honduras: National Authorities Inaugurate the 2014 School Year

“Education is very important. I want all of the children in Honduras to have access to a good education. No matter where they live, nor whether or not their parents have money”, expressed President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.

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