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26 October 2014

Displaced Iraqis face new threat as winter approaches

Trapped in their homes and villages for many weeks, thousands of Yazidi civilians fled the area taking refuge in Duhok Governorate after militant groups killed many of them. The Kurdistan region is home to hundreds of thousands of displaced families fleeing many parts of Iraq. Conflict and political instability have forced 1.2 million people from their homes. Cars, packed with children, have been fleeing into the Kurdish region, where hundreds of thousands of people are already sheltering. Sabri Gheeru is one of them. 

Food For Assets
24 October 2014

In Kenya, Family Farming is Transforming Lives

One of the ways WFP is working toward “zero hunger” in Kenya is through community-based livelihood and asset-creation projects that help strengthen food security. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food self-sufficiency.

24 October 2014

Escape From Kobani: Five Portraits From The Syrian Border

Few kilometres from the besieged Syrian town Kobani, thousands of Syrians are now seeking refuge in the Turkish town, Suruc. Turkish towns have seen its population double with the influx of refugees over the last few weeks. They have made storehouses and unfinished buildings as their makeshift homes while their homes remain visible from the border as they recall the memories of happier times and the family members they left behind. 

Nutrition
24 October 2014

Helping Mothers And Children Fight Malnutrition In Madagascar

In the south-west of Madagascar, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) work hand in hand to provide nutritional support and improve access to health services for pregnant and nursing women, as well as children under two.

23 October 2014

A Call For Zero Hunger On World Food Day

World Food Day was on 16 October, and while several humanitarian emergencies persist, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are making a real difference for children, families and whole communities around the world.

20 October 2014

Niger: Strengthening School Feeding In West Africa

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.

Cash and Vouchers
16 October 2014

In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.

16 October 2014

Liberia: ‘How I Try To Keep My Children Safe From Ebola’

Oritha Dorbor says 11 members of her extended family have died from Ebola. She’s doing her utmost to keep her children and husband safe. But since her village was put in unofficial quarantine, she has had another problem to deal with: putting food on the table for her family.

15 October 2014

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome Visits Projects in Northern Burkina Faso

From September 17 -18, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, visited projects implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) in northern Burkina Faso. The site visits allowed the American diplomat, who was accompanied by a group of journalists from the region, to speak with people on the ground to hear stories about the impact that the support from the three agencies has on everyday lives.

Focus on Women
15 October 2014

Women Get Recognition For Feeding Malawi’s Children

International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October to promote rural women as key players in making the changes necessary for sustainable development, including improving food security. In honour of the day and to promote gender equality, WFP in Malawi is helping to empower women volunteer cooks in the school meals programme.

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