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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.

Aid professionals
14 August 2014

Philippines: Field Monitor Assistants - Frontliners, Peace Advocates, Humanitarians

Fahima Abdulaziz is one of the longest-serving Field Monitor Assistants in WFP Philippines. Here she shares how she started and what motivates her to carry on as a humanitarian worker.

Focus on Women
13 August 2014

Capturing Realities of Indigenous Rural Women in Ecuador

Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.

In all of Ecuador, six out of ten women have reported domestic abuse at some point in their lives. However, the statistic rises to 68% among rural indigenous women.

11 August 2014

Humanitarian Heroes of Ecuador

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Ecuador.

11 August 2014

Humanitarian Heroes of Nicaragua

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Nicaragua.

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