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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.

Purchase for Progress
12 February 2014

Improve production, increase harvests, feed schoolchildren: a wager won in Senegal

At 200 schools in the Kedougou region of Senegal, children are now eating locally-produced rice, thanks to a programme financed by Brazil and implemented by WFP and FAO. Some 1,000 small producers provided 250 tonnes of paddy rice—half their total production—to school feeding programmes last year, and farmers consumed or sold the rest of their harvest on the local market, increasing their income. The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand. 

Responding to Emergencies
11 February 2014

In Uganda, Mum-to-be Recounts Terrifying Flight From South Sudan

The dream of independence in the new country of South Sudan was shattered with the outbreak of fierce fighting in mid-December 2013. Tens of thousands of people fled to safety in neighbouring countries, particularly Uganda. WFP is providing food for the newly arriving refugees – people like Nyanwuor, a pregnant woman with three young children who tells her story below.

Responding to Emergencies
10 February 2014

Myanmar: Ambassador of Japan Pays A Visit To Rakhine State

In January 2014, accompanied by World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director and Representative Domenico Scalpelli,  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative ad interim Ayaki Ito and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Toily Kurbanov, Ambassador Numata went around Rakhine State to assess the impact of the assistance programmes funded by the Government of Japan.

 

Cash and Vouchers
7 February 2014

Bolivia: WFP Announces Vouchers Programme for Indigenous Families in El Chaco

A Vouchers for Work programme will benefit some 1,000 Guaraní families affected by an excessive drought in the municipality of Yacuiba, located within the Tarija department.

Disaster Risk Reduction
7 February 2014

Haiti: How WFP Builds Resilience

Rural farming communities in Haiti are vulnerable to floodwaters that wash away top soils and in some cases destroy their entire livelihoods. In 2014, WFP is renewing its commitment to help communities in Haiti protect top soils along with their crops and homes by building infrastructure with the support of local and international partners. 

Nutrition
7 February 2014

Grupo Comidas Donates $260,000 to Fight Against Hunger in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA. –Grupo Comidas Especializadas, through its brands Pizza Hut, KFC and Denny’s and their customers’ support—donated US$260,000 to the World Food Programme as part of the global campaign From Hunger to Hope.

Contributions to WFP
6 February 2014

WFP With PostNL - Feeding Minds In Malawi

Dutch company PostNL has been supporting WFP's school meals programme in Malawi since 2004 - not only through funding but also by sending project managers to oversee the construction of schools. PostNL executives recently visited Malawi to see the programme in action. 

Nutrition
5 February 2014

Nicaragua: WFP and the Nicaraguan Government Initiate Distribution of School Meals

The Ministry of Education (MINED) with the help of The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua inaugurated the first distribution of food from the  “Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar” (National School Meal Programme) that attends to thousands of pre-school and elementary aged children in public schools throughout Nicaragua.

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