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KADET - Doru Gladys Oliver had only been back in her home country, South Sudan, for two months when fighting erupted. The 20-year-old now works as an enumerator for WFP travelling to hard-to-reach areas to provide assistance to people in need. She tells us her story.
Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rate in the world. Please help The World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.
N’DJAMENA – A groundbreaking study of the impact of hunger on Chad’s economy is starting in the New Year. Part of a series of surveys known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA), it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in Chad.
....as stakeholders show support for Home-Grown School Feeding
Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos.
Adama Kamara is on the frontline of the World Food Programme’s Ebola operation in Sierra Leone. In a strange turn of fate, she’s now working out of a building where a few decades ago she herself used to receive WFP school meals.
Tongogara Refugee Camp– Some 550 km southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Tongogara Refugee Camp has swollen to 7,000 inhabitants in the past year. UNHCR currently provides assistance to cover refugees’ basic needs, including food and shelter. However, the camp is captive to its surrounding’s dry and dusty climate, and few are able to work outside its boundaries. Starting in January 2015, WFP will work with UNHCR to address the food needs of Tongogara’s refugees with a view to provide more sustainable solutions. This will enable UNHCR to re-direct its support towards other programmes that focus on income generation and education. The new WFP-UNHCR partnership in Tongogara Camp will help bridge refugees’ tumultuous past to a more promising future.
HAVANA –The Regional Thematic Pre-consultation Meeting on humanitarian effectiveness took place on December 5 in Havana Cuba. This meeting is part of a worldwide consultation process to generate inputs and specific action plans to strengthen humanitarian action at a global level.
Together with our partner Knorr, the World Food Programme is working with smallholder farmers to bring home grown school meals to more schools in Kenya. When school meals are locally grown, it’s not only the children who benefit – but entire communities.
See how this innovative approach is building brighter futures in Kenya…
Since fleeing their home in August, Hanaa and her family have rarely had the chance to choose what food they eat—at least until recently. WFP food vouchers are now giving them and many other vulnerable Iraqi families the power to pick their own meals, bringing a measure of nornality into their lives.