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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.

Responding to Emergencies
26 June 2014

Peru: WFP supports INDECI in Strengthening of Telecommunications During Emergencies

LIMA- The World Food Programme (WFP) in Peru recently carried out an assessment mission of the National Civil Defense Institute’s (INDECI) telecommunications emergency infrastructure, with the support of the Fast Information Technology and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team (FITTEST), based in Dubai. This joint assessment was executed between the 11th and 31st of May 2014 by a team including Oscar Caleman and Roberto Salazar of FITTEST.

ED - E.Cousin
25 June 2014

Iraq: Fleeing Conflict In North, Families Face Harsh Conditions

WFP is in emergency mode in northern Iraq as it goes about organizing a food assistance operation for half a million people hit by the latest conflict there. Ertharin Cousin travelled to the region this week to see the impact of this new humanitarian crisis first-hand. She found some displaced families living in extremely harsh conditions and highlighted the need for international support.

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.

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