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Responding to Emergencies
31 July 2016

In Kenya, South Sudanese Women And Children Seek Refuge From Conflict And Hunger

When conflict broke out in South Sudan in late 2013, hundreds of thousands of uprooted families fled across the country’s borders, heading toward Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, or to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp.  Things had seemed to stabilize by the end of 2015, and fewer new refugees were arriving each day in most neighbouring countries.  However, in the first half of 2016, the numbers gradually increased. Now, with the heightened tension in Juba and worsening food security, many more are fleeing the country.

Cash and Vouchers
29 July 2016

WFP Cash Based Transfers: Transforming Lives for the Better in Bolivia

In late 2014, the World Food Programme in Bolivia received a contribution of 522,000 euros (approx. US$575,000) from the Italian Government. This led to the implementation of the project “Social security support for the vulnerable populations in the departments of Pando, Chuquisaca and Tarija” in Bolivia.

29 July 2016

Rebuilding Life After The Nepal Earthquake

For one man, the Nepal earthquake made an already hard life even more difficult. However work provided by WFP's Remote Access Operation is helping him rebuild his life.

29 July 2016

Ukraine: Life Near The Frontline - Between Despair And Survival

Only 150 people remain in Orlovske, a small village in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region only a few kilometres from the frontline. Originally home to 5,000 people before the conflict, now mostly the elderly and families who have nowhere else to go stayed behind. Shelling has destroyed the water supply and the bridge which used to connect the village. Residents now use rain water from the only well in the village and try to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst very difficult circumstances.

Cash and Vouchers
27 July 2016

WFP to extend food assistance via mobile money in southern Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) is planning to increase mobile money transfers in eight countries in Southern Africa, working in partnership with international mobile operators in the region. The move is part of a wider objective to increase the portion of humanitarian assistance given in cash to accelerate progress towards a zero hunger world by 2030, as set in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.  

26 July 2016

10 Facts About Food and Nutrition in India

India is home to a quarter of the world’s undernourished people, but the situation is gradually improving and rates of hunger are dropping. Here are ten things to know. 

Food For Assets
26 July 2016

A 100-Metre Dike Gives Hope in Tajikistan

Climate change is drastically altering social and environmental conditions in one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, Tajikistan. Abnormally high temperatures are resulting in higher water elevation levels in the Vakhsh River due to rapid melting of glaciers and snow. This has become a serious problem for nearly 2500 in Olimobod village in Khatlon province; approximately 50 hectares of arable land and other valuable community assets are being swamped following episodes of heavy rain, which becomes worse every year.

20 July 2016

Nepal: School Meals Help Nourish a Love of Learning

Growing up as a girl in a poor rural village in Nepal involves many challenges. For children like Smriti, benefiting from regular school meals means getting nutritious meals and staying in school are two fewer challenges to worry about.

19 July 2016

Planting Apples, Growing Hope

An apple farming project in Nepal has changed the lives of women affected by conflict. For one widow, it has helped her feed and educate her children, while for her community it has provided jobs and a connection to the wider world.

14 July 2016

10 Facts About Nutrition in Nigeria

Conflict is compromizing the food security and nutrition of millions of Nigerians. Here are ten things to know.  

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