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Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2013

Syrians Flee Town Of Moadamiyeh As Food Becomes Scarce

In Saboura, WFP food assistance reaches beneficiaries at their doorsteps. The majority of internally displaced people in this village that sits 800 metres above sea level come from the besieged town of Moadamiyeh where food, water and fuel have almost run out.

5 December 2013

Philippines Typhoon: One Month On, What’s Been Done (And What Happens Now)

Four weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Visayas region of the Philippines, shattering lives and livelihoods, WFP is providing food assistance and supporting the relief effort in other ways. But what exactly has WFP achieved, and what lies ahead on the road to recovery? Donate Now

Food For Assets
3 December 2013

Bringing Water To The Fields: WFP And Partners Work With Farmers In Somalia

In Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have pooled their skills and expertise to enhance efforts to build resilience among local communities through a Joint Resilience Strategy. WFP contributes to this initiative through its livelihood activities, such as water catchment rehabilitation and canal irrigation.

3 December 2013

Even Harder Times Ahead For Displaced In DR Congo

The World Food Programme is currently experiencing a shortage of funds – and consequently of food stocks - for its operations in DRC. This has already forced WFP to cut food rations in camps for displaced people in the east of the country. So serious has the funding situation now become that food assistance to many is set to be stopped altogether in coming months.

Responding to Emergencies
2 December 2013

All About The World Food Programme [INFOGRAPHIC]

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
2 December 2013

Monica's Story: How WFP Food Helped Me Fight HIV

Twelve years have passed since doctors told Monica Julio that she had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The mother-of-six is now a busy and valuable member of her community in South Sudan, and she attributes this to food assistance provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), which allowed her to stick to her treatment and inspire others to do the same.

2 December 2013

Farming Equipment Helps Communities In Zambia

In 2010, WFP partnered with Dunavant Zambia Ltd. to provide smallholder farmers with loans to buy tractors for ripping and ploughing. For one Zambian farmer, the purchase of a tractor has helped open up new business opportunities while benefiting other farmers nearby.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
29 November 2013

Haiti: Protecting People Living with HIV/AIDS, One Bag of Rice at a Time

Many people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are not able to get enough to eat. Health complications mean that many lose their jobs and their livelihoods are threatened. In Haiti, WFP plays a crucial role in protecting patients being treated for HIV/AIDS and their families by ensuring that the food they receive contributes to their health, safety and dignity.  

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
29 November 2013

WFP Staffer Breaks The Silence On HIV/AIDS

In 2000, long-time WFP Malawi office staffer Josiah Tepani found out he was HIV-positive. Instead of being the death sentence he feared, the virus transformed Tepani into a passionate champion -- a champion for ending fear and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in his country and throughout the UN system. This year, 52-year-old Tepani is marking World AIDS Day by sharing his story.

Purchase for Progress
29 November 2013

South African Farmers Help Hungry People In Lesotho – And In So Doing, Help Themselves

By purchasing from small holder farmers, WFP and it's partners are making positive changes on both sides of the border. 

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