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Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2013

Guatemala: WFP Assists 7,000 People After River Floods Homes

WFP is providing emergency assistance to 1,472 families from Nueva Concepción, in the department of Escuintla, after the Coyolate River flooded their houses, destroyed their crops and also blocked road access.

Hunger in the news
3 October 2013

Nearly One And A Half Million In Need Of Food Assistance in Malawi

The UN World Food Programme, along with the Government of Malawi, launched a relief operation on 1 October to meet a rise in Malawi’s food needs due to bad weather during the growing season. Also affecting the food security of the country are high food prices. The areas of greatest need are more widely dispersed than last year and include the traditional grain baskets of central and northern Malawi.  


Cash and Vouchers
1 October 2013

Ecuador: Families Access Nutritious Foods From Small Farmers

Four hundred families from the Santa Elena Province are improving their diets by incorporating nutritious foods produced by small farmer associations, thanks to an initiative of the Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Santa Elena Province in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP).

For Companies
1 October 2013

Millennium Hunger Target Within Reach

The latest figures on global hunger show that progress is being made. But despite the downward trend, achieving the hunger target contained in the first Millennium Development Goal will require a substantial extra push. School meals and programmes based on cash or vouchers are among the approaches that could help the world meet the challenge.

Food For Assets
30 September 2013

Paraguay: The People’s Tenacity Revives El Chaco

El Gran Chaco is a semi-arid hot and low land region that covers parts of Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay. In Paraguay, unusual torrential rains destroyed crops, affecting thousands of families, mostly indigenous and farmers. Then an intense drought brought more hardship for the “Chaqueños” (El Chaco’s people). Thirteen-year-old Angel Campuzano shows how WFP food assistance can help and lead entire communities to the path of recovery.

For Companies
27 September 2013

Christina Aguilera And Yum! Fight Hunger In New PSA

“Together, we can end world hunger” -- that's the new message from Yum! Brands and pop-singing sensation Christina Aguilera, to help raise money for the World Food Programme during Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign.

Aid professionals
25 September 2013

WFP at the UN General Assembly: Highlights

WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin is in New York this week, taking part in a range of hunger-related events in and around the UN General Assembly. Here are the day-by-day highlights:

Responding to Emergencies
24 September 2013

Food Aid Comforts Displaced Residents Of Historic Syrian Town

The mountain village of Ma’aloula is famous as being one of the few places where the ancient language of Aramaic is still spoken. In Aramaic its name means “entrance”. But that name seems sadly inappropriate now, as fierce fighting in the area has made it the scene of an “exodus” by its few thousand inhabitants.  WFP is assisting many of them on the outskirts of Damascus.

Responding to Emergencies
19 September 2013

Honduras: “Coffee Rust Destroyed My Farm and My Dreams”

Ernestina Martinez, a 52-year-old widow and mother of eight children, began her coffee farm a few years ago in the village Ojo de Agua in Intibucá and it produced nearly 4 Metric Tons of coffee. But the Coffee Rust plague, a fungus that affects the leaves of plants, destroyed the crops Ernestina and her children had grown with great sacrifice.

17 September 2013

A Mother From Syria Goes Shopping For Food

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to over 100,000 Syrians who used to depend on food provided to them directly by WFP. Now they’re able to shop for their own food thanks to a voucher programme introduced this month [Read story]. To show how they work, we went grocery shopping with a Syrian mother named Mariam and took these panoramic photos from her day.


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