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Cash and Vouchers
22 August 2013

WFP Cash Transfer In Mali: New Hope For Displaced People And Host Families

The conflict in Mali has displaced more than 330,000 people and put huge pressure on vulnerable host communities. Having provided basic food commodities to the populations affected by both conflict and a food crisis, WFP is now entering a new phase of its assistance by providing financial support. 

Hunger in the news
21 August 2013

El Salvador: Pizza Hut Launches its Annual Campaign ‘Move with Me’

For the third year in a row, Pizza Hut kicks off its nationwide “Muévete Conmigo” (Move with Me) annual fundraising campaign to support the reduction of child malnutrition in El Salvador.

21 August 2013

World Food Programme Works with Partner on a Reforestation Campaign

On 14 August, a reforestation campaign was launched in the village of Cissin in Burkina Faso's Yatenga Province. The launch was organized by the Association Formation Développement Ruralité (AFDR), the NGO which is leading the reforestation campaign and is one of WFP's partners in the North region. Participants in the reforestation campaign will receive cash transfers from WFP as part of the Cash for Assets programme.

For Individuals
21 August 2013

Nicaragua: “Transporting Food is the Hardest Part of This Job”

Carlos Ortiz works at the WFP field office in Jinotega, Nicaragua. In this interview, he summarizes his work of bringing food to those affected by hurricanes, floods and droughts so they do not go hungry. On World Humanitarian Day, Carlos tells us about the exciting and terrifying moments of his job.

Journalists
21 August 2013

Nicaragua: “After Hurricane Mitch, We Became Afraid of the Rain”

Being a humanitarian allows Sabrina to practice the profession she loves: Journalism. Her written texts and photos allow her to capture the achievements, hopes, needs and feelings of thousands of Nicaraguans who participate in WFP projects. She believes WFP’s office in Nicaragua is set in “Emergency Mode" because there are always people in need of help.

16 August 2013

WFP Faces Funding Shortfall In DPR Korea

A severe funding shortfall for its operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has forced WFP to reduce rations to the mothers and children it assists there. In DPR Korea, more than one in four children are stunted from a lack of vitamins and nutrients in their diet. They may never develop properly as a result.

15 August 2013

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

WFP provides vital food assistance in Central African Republic. It is scaling up operations to assist the most vulnerable populations caught up in a catastrophic situation.

Responding to Emergencies
14 August 2013

South Sudan: A Mother’s Tale

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan’s Jonglei State because of renewed fighting. WFP is providing food to thousands of these displaced people, offering a lifeline to families who have been hiding in the bush for fear of being caught up in the conflict.

Preventing Hunger
13 August 2013

8 Humanitarians Who Fight Hunger For A Living

Every day, humanitarian workers around the world make sacrifices and face danger in order to reach people who need their help. As we recognize their commitment and dedication on World Humanitarian Day (August 19), here are eight humanitarians who fight hunger for a living.

Logistics
12 August 2013

How A WFP Volunteer Went Pro In Bolivia (Staff Interview)

Gaining access to out-of-reach communities is one of the most challenging parts of the job, says WFP field monitor Enoc Solis. After spending years as a dedicated volunteer for WFP, Enoc now monitors food aid deliveries throughout Bolivia. Enoc tells us about some of his most exciting experiences while working for WFP.

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