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Nutrition
18 December 2013

Committed To Quality Biscuits: Mrs Jong, A Factory Manager In DPR Korea

WFP’s operation in DPR Korea is focused on providing nutritious food to the most vulnerable. All of the food for nutrition support – which includes fortified biscuits and protein-rich blended flour – is produced in-country in factories like this one in Munchon City.

16 December 2013

WFP Expands Operations In Syria As Struggle For Food Continues

DAMASCUS – WFP is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million Syrians who have fled the conflict and are now displaced inside their country or living in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people urgently need food assistance.

14 December 2013

Food Distributed To Families Displaced By Fighting In CAR

WFP continued to distribute food on Saturday to 40,000 people who have camped out at the airport in Bangui after being forced to flee their homes by the recent outbreak of fighting in the Central African Republic’s capital.

Procurement
13 December 2013

Haiti: “We Can Invest Better In Our Production and Our Future”

An increasing amount of the food used in WFP's food assistance operations in Haiti is bought from local farmers. It's a way of supporting the Haitian economy, while reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. WFP's calls for competitive bids go out to Haitian farmer organizations and end up benefiting farmers such as Serge Milius, who heads a smallholder farmer association in Fonds-Verettes. The most recent call, last November, was for 1,750 metric tons of rice for school meals.

School Meals
13 December 2013

In South Sudan, WFP Puts Girls On The Map At GIS Day At School

Every year, the world marks the important role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in our everday lives by organising educational events aimed at raising awareness of this little-known discipline. In South Sudan, WFP used the celebration at the end of November to encourage girls to learn more about geography but also, more generally, to stay in school and pursue their studies.

Responding to Emergencies
13 December 2013

Displaced and Desperate in DRC

The latest mass displacement of civilians in DRC is taking place in a remote area of Orientale province near the border with Uganda. As many as 200,000 have been driven from their homes by fighting. WFP is reaching many of them with food assistance but lack of funding means there are not enough stocks to provide for all. 

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
13 December 2013

In Emergencies, People Living With HIV Are Neglected Group, Conference Hears

For people living with HIV in poor countries, there are already many barriers to accessing life-saving medication and also to the nutritional food that will help the treatment work. But for populations affected by emergencies, such as the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's even harder. This was one of the messages that emerged at the ICASA conference in Cape Town this week. WFP's Natalie Aldern was there and shares her read-out here.

Nutrition
12 December 2013

French Ambassador Sees Impact of WFP Assistance In Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region

A visit by French Ambassador to Burkina Faso Gilles Thibault to the Sahel region of Burkina Faso at the end of November provided an opportunity to see various facts of WFP’s work there, including nutrition and school feeding.

Purchase for Progress
10 December 2013

Farmers Learning From Farmers In Malawi

In 2013, WFP Malawi organised a study tour for smallholder farmers as part of its Purchase for Progress initiative. 

Food For Assets
10 December 2013

Colour Me Capable: In Somalia, WFP Enables Women To Learn New Skills

One of the World Food Programme’s main priorities is to strengthen communities so that individuals can support themselves and their families. Through its Food-for-Training activities, WFP provides food rations to encourage community members to participate in training that teaches practical vocational skills, such as literacy or tailoring. In Bossaso, in northern Somalia, women are learning how to tie dye cloth and make woven goods – skills that will stand them in good stead as they seek to rebuild their lives after fleeing their homes elsewhere because of conflict.  

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