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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.

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.

 

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