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Nutrition
5 February 2014

Miguel Barreto: New WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to  oversee WFP operations  across the region.

 

Focus on Women
5 February 2014

Colombia: Displaced, Founder, and Entrepreneur

Enolfa Jiménez has encountered and faced adversity throughout her life, but has overcome. To consider having been displaced from her community 15 years ago, she has kept her dreams of success and always gives her best. That was how she became founder of “la Asociación de Familias Emprendedoras” (Association of Entrepreneurial families, ASOFEM). Enolfa spoke to us of her experience and of the key role played by the World Food Programme in her community.

Responding to Emergencies
4 February 2014

South Sudan: WFP Food Distributions Go On Despite Huge Challenges

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced by conflict since mid-December. Now, as each side accuses the other of violating an agreement to cease hostilities and political negotiations continue, most of the displaced are still too frightened to return home. Meanwhile, several WFP warehouses and offices have been looted and damaged, with the loss of thousands of tons of badly needed food. Despite this, WFP is assisting a growing number of people every day.

Focus on Women
3 February 2014

Honduras: Now I Watch Every Step I Take

Located within the department of Choluteca in the southern region of Honduras is “Programa Atencion a Grupos Vulnerables” (Attention to Vulnerable groups program) which works with children 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers to ensure proper nutrition in the first 1000 days of life.

3 February 2014

A Community of Returnees in Chad Helps WFP Help Them

Nearly 41,000 people have taken refuge in Chad following escalating violence in Central African Republic (CAR). While many new arrivals are Chadian, they return to an unfamiliar country and lack a strong support network. In the town of Goré, people staying at the local health center have come together to create an organizing committee and help the humanitarian community provide assistance to those who need it.  

30 January 2014

Violence In CAR Triggers New Wave Of Refugees Fleeing To Cameroon

A new wave of refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) has crossed the border to Cameroon after conflict broke out between the Séléka movement and the former Bozizé regime last year. The new refugees add to the nearly 88,000 CAR refugees already living in the Adamaoua and Eastern regions.

Responding to Emergencies
30 January 2014

We Traveled Through The Bush From South Sudan

Akobo Tergol is a small town in the western part of Ethiopia.  Recently its population has grown due to the conflict in South Sudan and an influx of refugees. More than 20,000 asylum seekers have crossed the river which forms the border between the two countries and WFP has been providing life-saving food assistance,  in partnership with the national refugee agency ARRA.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2014

WFP Assists South Sudanese Refugees in Kenya

Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in mid-December last year, Kakuma has received about 13,000 refugees. An average of 300 refugees daily, mostly women and children, are being received at the camp. WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees at the border upon arrival and also at the refugee camp.

Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2014

Philippines: Children In Typhoon-Hit Areas Get Nutritional Support

Children are among the most at-risk of malnutrition during an emergency. After the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the central region of the Philippines, WFP is providing nutrition support to affected children to prevent acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.  

Cash and Vouchers
29 January 2014

10 Images of WFP Fighting Hunger in Malawi

From resilience building efforts to sustainable school meals, here are 10 photos that look back on WFP's fight against hunger in Malawi. In 2014, WFP Malawi is building on last year's momentum to scale-up all efforts to work towards achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide