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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.

School Meals
14 February 2014

Serving Up School Meals In Madagascar With Help From The European Union

A contribution from the European Union to Madagascar's school meals programme enables the World Food Programme to provide daily school meals in primary schools in the southern part of the island.

Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2014

Typhoon Survivors 100 Days Later: Procopio Molina Providing For His Family

A 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 has just 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 Procopio Molina here.

Responding to Emergencies
14 February 2014

Philippines Typhoon Survivors 100 Days Later: Lilian Florendo – Building A New Home

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 Liliana Florendo here.

 

Responding to Emergencies
13 February 2014

Syria: A Day In The Life Of A WFP Staffer

Simon Hacker, a Canadian national, works as a Logistics Officer for WFP in Syria. Based in Damascus, Simon is responsible for dispatching emergency food supplies for 150,000 people per day throughout the war-torn country. Here, in his diary, Simon describes a typical day in his life as he and his team attempt to proovide food assistance for 4 million Syrians each month.

School Meals
13 February 2014

In Sudan, WFP Meals Keep Children In Schools

Ayisha Ibrahim is one of the more than 860,000 school children who benefit from the school feeding programme that WFP has been supporting in 2,395 schools across Sudan.  More than 600,000 children of them are in the conflict-affected region of Darfur and the rest in Central and Eastern regions of Sudan. Ayisha dreams of becoming a doctor someday.

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