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Purchase for Progress
30 October 2014

WFP Supports Savings Schemes For Rural Women In Uganda

WFP-supported saving schemes in Uganda are enabling farmers to readily access cash, thereby reducing the likelihood of them having to sell their produce at a lower price to meet their immediate needs.

Responding to Emergencies
30 October 2014

Emergency Simulation Boosts Ugandan Disaster Preparedness and Response

Last month, disaster preparedness and response staff of the Government of Uganda and staff from ten humanitarian agencies participated in a WFP supported simulation exercise to gauge Uganda's readiness to handle a sudden onset of disaster.

27 October 2014

How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia

The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia.

27 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau. 

Students
27 October 2014

Winning Vision Of World Without Hunger From Student In Tanzania

Children who receive WFP school meals in various countries were asked to imagine and depict a world without hunger as part of the 2014 Global Children’s Art Competition.

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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide