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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.

For Companies
24 January 2014

WFP at Davos 2014: Highlights

Global leaders are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues at the World Economic Forum. WFP is there because hunger is one of those issues and because a world with zero hunger is everyone’s business.

Highlights of our activities will be posted on this page every day.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
23 January 2014

Dominican Republic: WFP’s Work with HIV Vulnerable Population

I was part of a WFP mission visiting Batey Consuelo in La Romana province which is located in the East of the country conducting focus groups and imparting nutrition and healthy cooking workshops with the Food Security and Nutrition of Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic Project (PROSAN). The PROSAN-by its acronym in Spanish- targeted 3 provinces: Santo Domingo, San Pedro Macoris and La Romana that have a high incidence of the epidemic according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2014

Safety Is Mostly Short-Lived for Internally Displaced Syrians

Thousands of Syrians continue to move from one place to another seeking nothing but safety for themselves and their loved ones. Many of them are left homeless, jobless and in fear of losing even their hope for a peaceful future. Amal is a mother of two who found herself on the run for the second time but this time without her husband whom she was separated from in Adra Al Omaleya that had been their home for the past 18 months.

Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2014

'We're Scaling Up Where We Can,' Says WFP In South Sudan

WFP has launched a major emergency operation to get food to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing fighting in the world's newest country. Insecurity means that getting food to the hungry is tricky but still, since fighting erupted, WFP has reached 178,000 people. WFP's Challiss McDonough reports from the South Sudan capital Juba.

22 January 2014

India: Combating Chronic Iron Deficiency Through Food Fortification

In a bid to significantly reduce childhood anaemia, WFP brings state-of-the-art rice fortification technology to India's school meals programme in the rural district of Gajapati, in the state of Odisha.

Preventing Hunger
21 January 2014

India: WFP Reforms Ensure Food Reaches The Right Beneficiaries

Years of research and analysis, coupled with tried and tested solutions on the ground, pay off with the successful implementation of key reforms to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System in Rayagada, Odisha.

Preventing Hunger
20 January 2014

Twitter Chat On Private Sector's Role In Zero Hunger

WFP and two of its key private-sector partners, Unilever and DSM, are hosting a LIVE Twitter Chat from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm Central European Time. We will be answering your questions on Zero Hunger and how the private sector can help achieve it. Join the conversation at #ZeroHunger

20 January 2014

WFP In Davos - Why Zero Hunger Is Everyone’s Business

Global leaders gather this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the world's most pressing issues. WFP, attending for the tenth successive year, will be taking the opportunity to highlight how the private sector can help steer the world towards the objective of zero hunger, playing a key role in the global initiative known as the Zero Hunger Challenge.

Disaster Risk Reduction
20 January 2014

In Afghanistan, A Wall Provides Protection And Hope

A simple retaining wall is giving villagers who have lived under the threat of flooding for years optimism for a safer future – and irrigation water for their fields.


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