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Focus on Women
3 February 2014

Honduras: Now I Watch Every Step I Take

Located within the department of Choluteca in the southern region of Honduras is “Programa Atencion a Grupos Vulnerables” (Attention to Vulnerable groups program) which works with children 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers to ensure proper nutrition in the first 1000 days of life.

3 February 2014

A Community of Returnees in Chad Helps WFP Help Them

Nearly 41,000 people have taken refuge in Chad following escalating violence in Central African Republic (CAR). While many new arrivals are Chadian, they return to an unfamiliar country and lack a strong support network. In the town of Goré, people staying at the local health center have come together to create an organizing committee and help the humanitarian community provide assistance to those who need it.  

30 January 2014

Violence In CAR Triggers New Wave Of Refugees Fleeing To Cameroon

A new wave of refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) has crossed the border to Cameroon after conflict broke out between the Séléka movement and the former Bozizé regime last year. The new refugees add to the nearly 88,000 CAR refugees already living in the Adamaoua and Eastern regions.

Responding to Emergencies
30 January 2014

We Traveled Through The Bush From South Sudan

Akobo Tergol is a small town in the western part of Ethiopia.  Recently its population has grown due to the conflict in South Sudan and an influx of refugees. More than 20,000 asylum seekers have crossed the river which forms the border between the two countries and WFP has been providing life-saving food assistance,  in partnership with the national refugee agency ARRA.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2014

WFP Assists South Sudanese Refugees in Kenya

Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in mid-December last year, Kakuma has received about 13,000 refugees. An average of 300 refugees daily, mostly women and children, are being received at the camp. WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees at the border upon arrival and also at the refugee camp.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2014

Philippines: Children In Typhoon-Hit Areas Get Nutritional Support

Children are among the most at-risk of malnutrition during an emergency. After the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the central region of the Philippines, WFP is providing nutrition support to affected children to prevent acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.  

Cash and Vouchers
29 January 2014

10 Images of WFP Fighting Hunger in Malawi

From resilience building efforts to sustainable school meals, here are 10 photos that look back on WFP's fight against hunger in Malawi. In 2014, WFP Malawi is building on last year's momentum to scale-up all efforts to work towards achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Aid professionals
27 January 2014

"Field Work Is Invaluable": A WFP Staffer Fights Hunger In Burkina Faso

Peter Jourdan works for WFP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A Norwegian, he is part of a programme which provides work experience and training opportunities for young professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in international development or aid. In this article, Peter reflects on the joys and challenges of his work in West Africa.

Focus on Women
27 January 2014

Anastasia Torres: Working for Her Community with the Hand of WFP in El Salvador

In the last third of 2012, El Salvador suffered an extended period of drought which affected the principle area where basic grains are grown. One particular area was the southern region of the Sonsonate Department.

27 January 2014

Chad: Influx of People Fleeing Conflict in Central African Republic

More than 40,000 people have already crossed the border into Chad, fleeing conflict and violence in Central African Republic (CAR). While most are Chadian, many returnees have been living outside the country for years and no longer benefit from a strong support network. WFP is working quickly to respond to the situation and has already started distributing food at transit centres along the CAR-Chad border.

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