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Responding to Emergencies
23 December 2013

In Bangui, Father Sells Tea To Support His Displaced Family

In the Central African Republic, WFP is providing food assistance to thousands of people who have fled the renewed violence in December. Distributions are taking place in hospitals, orphanages, churches and mosques - wherever people take refuge. Wilfred Feizoure, a father of two, was one recent recipient. But he is far from passive. He is doing what he can to support his family in this chaotic time. 

23 December 2013

Going The Extra Mile: Challenges Of Food Delivery In Afghanistan

Harsh climate, bad road conditions and tribal disputes are just some of the challenges WFP faces in reaching people in need of food assistance in western Ghor province.

20 December 2013

WFP Reaches Out to Palestinians Affected By The Recent Winter Storm

WFP, in cooperation with local authorities, distributed emergency food assistance and vouchers to food insecure Palestinians who were affected by the December winter storm. The agricultural sector in Palestine is expecting heavy losses, while considerable damages are foreseen to infrastructure and businesses.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 December 2013

New Opportunities For People Living With HIV In Burkina Faso

WFP supports more than 12,000 people affected by HIV in Burkina Faso. In addition to providing nutritional support, WFP helps them start their own businesses so they can sustain themselves and their families.

Responding to Emergencies
19 December 2013

Syria: Mother And Daughters Keep Running From Conflict

When conflict spread to the northern Syrian province of Aleppo last winter, it destroyed almost everything in its path -- including the rural town where Zakiya’s home once stood. Zakiya has been on the move ever since, constantly running from a conflict that keeps finding her. Early this month she had to move again.

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.

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