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25 June 2014

A Chat With Eriko Asakura From The Embassy Of Japan In DR Congo

Eriko, who works as a researcher on economics and co-operation in the Embassy of Japan in Kinshasa, agreed to answer a few questions about her time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She recently undertook a field trip to Katanga where she visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Japan.

Centre of Excellence Against Hunger
24 June 2014

Brazil - A Champion In The Fight Against Hunger

Brazil may have one of the world’s most successful football teams, but this year’s World Cup host is also leading the way in another area – the fight against world hunger. Although the country's progess here has fewer spectators, its achievements deserve the world's attention.

24 June 2014

In Southern Chad, a critical situation for people fleeing violence In CAR

Six months after the start of mass population movements between the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad, the situation in transit sites in southern Chad remains critical. With the arrival of the rainy season and deteriorating living conditions, returnees need humanitarian assistance now more than ever.

Responding to Emergencies
24 June 2014

Cameroon: Malnutrition Hits Children Arriving From Central African Republic

In Cameroon up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found. Kinday Samba, WFP senior nutritionist, was part of the assessment mission. We asked her about what she saw.

School Meals
23 June 2014

For Ethiopian Herders, School Meals are Driving Change

Among the Kereyu community in Ethiopia’s southern Oromia province, WFP’s school feeding programme is tipping the scales as parents weigh whether to take their children on seasonal migrations or leave them in school.

Climate Change
23 June 2014

Working for Change in Northern Ethiopia

Agro-pastoralists in Ethiopia's northern Afar region once used to migrate in search of water and pasture for their herds. But today, they are staying put, thanks to a range of government environmental and public works projects, supported by WFP.

Focus on Women
22 June 2014

WFP Supports Intensive Reforestation Campaign in Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad Province

Years of deforestation have left communities like that of Shaidan village in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Jalal-Abad province suffering from environmental degradation and limited agriculture. Thousands of hectares of thicket that had once protected communities from natural disasters such as landslides have shrunk alarmingly due to uncontrolled felling of trees for heating and construction. Now, with help of cash assistance from WFP the residents are working to expand their forests and protect their livelihoods.

Contributions to WFP
22 June 2014

US Wheat Grain Contribution Helps Food Insecure Palestinians

JERUSALEM – After a journey of 21 days, a ship carrying wheat grain from the United States of America delivered its cargo for WFP’s food assistance operations in Gaza and the West Bank.

Food For Assets
22 June 2014

WFP Supports Intensive Reforestation Campaign in Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad Province

Years of deforestation have left communities like that of Shaidan village in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Jalal-Abad province suffering from environmental degradation and limited agriculture. Thousands of hectares of thicket that had once protected communities from natural disasters such as landslides have shrunk alarmingly due to uncontrolled felling of trees for heating and construction. Now, with help of cash assistance from WFP the residents are working to expand their forests and protect their livelihoods.

Food For Assets
22 June 2014

WFP Supports The Rehabilitation Of A Water Reservoir in North Kordofan

At the site of a haffir, or water reservoir, in Shabboha, a small village near El Obeid, North Kordofan’s capital, residents of eight villages are participating in a Food-For-Work project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The project, supported by the government of Japan, is run in partnership with Al-Sugya, a local NGO helping communities that have low access to potable water. When fully rehabilitated, the haffir will provide water to a population of 3,280 people.

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