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Cash and Vouchers
2 July 2014

Philippines: Left With Nothing, You'll Be Surprised At This Family's Priority

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has provided cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Analy Tubola, a housewife and mother of five children, shares how the money she received has allowed her to save for her children's future.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2014

Heads Of WFP & UNHCR Issue Urgent Appeal As Food Shortages Hit Nearly 800,000 Refugees In Africa

The heads of the United Nations refugee agency and World Food Programme warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anemia, particularly in children.

School Meals
1 July 2014

Nepal: Former School Meals Girl Scales Mount Denali

At the age of 17, Nimdoma Sherpa became the first WFP school meals recipient to climb Mt. Everest. Now 23, she is just one mountain away from climbing the world's seven highest mountains in each of the continents.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2014

Pakistan: Food Distributions Scale Up For Displaced Families From North Waziristan

WFP is rushing to distribute food rations to all registered families who have fled fighting in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency under tough conditions.

30 June 2014

CAR Crisis in Numbers

  • Even before the crisis began, 30 percent of Central Africans were food-insecure, meaning they did not access to enough and the right kinds of food
  • Today, 1,4 million people in CAR are in need of humanitarian assistance such as food, water, shelter, and healthcare
  • More than 560,000 people are displaced within the country
  • 71 percent of the displaced in Bangui say they still do not feel safe enough to return home
  • In May, WFP assisted 270,000 people in CAR, 80 percent of which live outside of Bangui
  • 8 in 10 school-age children are out of school
  • CAR’s GDP shrank 30 percent in 2013
  • More than 300,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries since January 2014
  • Cameroon and Chad are each hosting more than 100,000 people, while others have taken refuge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) and the Congo
  • 80 percent of refugees are women or children
  • One third of children at transit sites in Cameroon suffer from malnutrition

 

30 June 2014

Senegal gets ready for the lean season

The lean season—which lasts from June to September each year in Senegal—is a difficult period for the poorest families. WFP and the Government of Senegal are working together to ensure they have enough to eat, providing food to some 675,000 people during these difficult months.

30 June 2014

Vacancy Announcement: Programme Assistant For Vulnerability Analysis And Mapping (VAM), Indonesia

Programme Assistant for Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM)

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duration: 6 months with possibility for extension

Duty Station: Jayapura, Indonesia

Responding to Emergencies
27 June 2014

Bolivia’s President Acknowledges WFP’s Humanitarian Efforts During Recent Floods

During a public event in Riberalta, Beni, Bolivia President, Evo Morales, commended the improvements within the national capacities to deal with emergencies and the collaboration with WFP.

School Meals
27 June 2014

Indonesia: Headmaster’s Glory, A Win For The Children

Yublina A. Tahun, led  Oenali Elementary School to win first place in the country's National School Meals Competition. The 45-year-old mother of three is the Headmaster of Oenali Elementary School in TTS district, NTT province. Oenali Elementary School is one of the 61 schools in Indonesia implementing the Local Food Based School Meals Programme (LFBSM) supported by WFP.

Journalists
27 June 2014

Relief As Food Distributions Start At Chingwizi In Zimbabwe

Chingwizi/Mwenezi– The food situation at Chingwizi Resettlement Camp had become dire but, thanks to a generous contribution from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN World Food Programme is able to provide food for the next four months to some 15,625 people displaced in February by flooding in Masvingo province in the south-east.

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