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Aid professionals
18 August 2014

A Humanitarian Hero Made in Honduras

To help those who are in need has been part of a legacy that his father, a physician, sewed in his heart when he was a child. Mario Sibrian, a Honduran national working in South Sudan for WFP Aviation, has been living up to his father's legacy for the last 14 years. That is his driving force behind his commitment to humanitarian assistance during the tsunami in Asia, the Haiti Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

18 August 2014

Scholarships Empower Girls in Ghana

Benedicta, 18, is one of thousands of girls in Ghana who receive take-home rations from WFP to reward good attendance. At the 12th annual Ghana Education Service/World Food Programme Girls’ Education Scholarship ceremony, she and other girls from WFP-assisted schools were given scholarships to complete secondary school, an opportunity that otherwise would have remained out of their reach.

Responding to Emergencies
18 August 2014

Images From Drought-Hit Nicaragua

A severe drought is affecting much of Central America. At the request of the Government of Nicaragua, WFP is providing urgent food relief to rural families affected by what is thought to be the worst drought in three decades. The resources of this operation were part of contributions made by Canada, Brazil and Australia.

18 August 2014

Driving Towards Zero Hunger In Malawi

Lilongwe – In anticipation of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, WFP is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe to acknowledge the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need. WFP Malawi spoke to one of its own humanitarian heroes, Gregorio Kambuwa, who retired last month at the age of 65 after having served on the team for 15 years.

18 August 2014

Celebrating World Humanitarian Day – Fatmata in Gambela, Ethiopia

This week we celebrate World Humanitarian Day—a time to recognize our staff who are in the field, every day.  Since conflict began in South Sudan over eight months ago, more than 180,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring Ethiopia.  Fatmata Kokobaye is head of WFP office in Gambela responsible for providing life-saving support to South Sudanese refugees. Gambela is also an important corridor for food assistance to get into South Sudan, by air, land or river. Here she tells us her story. 

18 August 2014

WFP Steps Up Assistance to Meet Urgent Food Needs of Families and Communities Affected By Ebola

The United Nations World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to provide food to around 1 million people living in restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

18 August 2014

WFP Steps Up Assistance to Meet Urgent Food Needs of Families and Communities Affected By Ebola

The United Nations World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to provide food to around 1 million people living in restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Aid professionals
15 August 2014

LAC Regional Bureau's Humanitarian Hero

Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.

14 August 2014

Dispatches From C.A.R. Episode 4: Dancing In The Dark To Escape The Violence

It was Friday night in Bangui. I was coming home from an early dinner when I realized that I had forgotten something – it was the little next-door cafe's karaoke night grand opening.

School Meals
14 August 2014

Food For Thought

Walking into the one-classroom school, one can clearly see the effort exerted by students and their teachers to turn what little space they have into a colorful and lively educational venue. The building consists of a single room that combines a classroom and a bathroom. This is where the students spend their days from 8 in the morning till noon. In this one room, they learn languages, arts and crafts, maths and science.

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