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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.  

Nutrition
8 December 2013

OFID Helps More Than 1 Million Children In DPRK

Despite having limited funding for its operations this year, WFP manages to distribute a three-month ration of oil to orphanages, hospitals and nurseries in DPRKorea.

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Typhoon Survivors: Procopio Molina, Truck Driver

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Visayas region of the Philippines, WFP's Angeli Mendoza visited communities in the Leyte province, meeting people who were being assisted by WFP and the government. Among the people she met she saw great resilience and a determination to rebuild. This is one of the people she met. Read about others

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Typhoon Survivors: Manny Cabero, Student

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Visayas region of the Philippines, WFP's Angeli Mendoza visited communities in the Leyte province, meeting people who were being assisted by WFP and the government. Among the people she met she saw great resilience and a determination to rebuild. This is one of the people she met. Read about others

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Typhoon Survivors: The Guimoc Family

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Visayas region of the Philippines, WFP's Angeli Mendoza visited communities in the Leyte province, meeting people who were being assisted by WFP and the government. Among the people she met she saw great resilience and a determination to rebuild. This is one of the people she met. Read about others

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Typhoon Survivors: Salvador Fumar, Village Leader

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Visayas region of the Philippines, WFP's Angeli Mendoza visited communities in the Leyte province, meeting people who were being assisted by WFP and the government. Among the people she met she saw great resilience and a determination to rebuild. This is one of the people she met. Read about others

Responding to Emergencies
6 December 2013

Typhoon Survivors: Lilian Florendo, Mother

Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Visayas region of the Philippines, WFP's Angeli Mendoza visited communities in the Leyte province, meeting people who were being assisted by WFP and the government. Among the people she met she saw great resilience and a determination to rebuild. This is one of the people she met. Read about others

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