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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.

Nutrition
5 February 2014

Miguel Barreto: New WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to  oversee WFP operations  across the region.

 

Focus on Women
5 February 2014

Colombia: Displaced, Founder, and Entrepreneur

Enolfa Jiménez has encountered and faced adversity throughout her life, but has overcome. To consider having been displaced from her community 15 years ago, she has kept her dreams of success and always gives her best. That was how she became founder of “la Asociación de Familias Emprendedoras” (Association of Entrepreneurial families, ASOFEM). Enolfa spoke to us of her experience and of the key role played by the World Food Programme in her community.

Responding to Emergencies
4 February 2014

South Sudan: WFP Food Distributions Go On Despite Huge Challenges

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced by conflict since mid-December. Now, as each side accuses the other of violating an agreement to cease hostilities and political negotiations continue, most of the displaced are still too frightened to return home. Meanwhile, several WFP warehouses and offices have been looted and damaged, with the loss of thousands of tons of badly needed food. Despite this, WFP is assisting a growing number of people every day.

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