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Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2013

A Roof Over Your Head [Blog From Philippines]

Rice laid out to dry in the sun. WFP food stacked in the mayor's office. A family clearing out the debris from their backyard. WFP's Frances Kennedy travelled to one of the more remote areas of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan. In this blog she records her impressions and thoughts as she meets the people who are struggling to rebuild their lives and homes.

Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2013

Little Boy Back At Play As WFP Helps Rebuild Lives In Northern Mali

As displaced people and refugees start to voluntarily return to northern Mali, the World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to help rebuild livelihoods while also responding to immediate food and nutritional needs. Saouda Salihou, who returned to Gao with her young family, explains why this assistance is vital.

Responding to Emergencies
24 November 2013

Philippines Typhoon: What WFP Is Doing

WFP is working with the Philippines government and the humanitarian community on a massive relief operation to respond to the needs of millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon, one of the most powerful storms on record, ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November, leaving behind it a path of death and destruction. Donate now

Responding to Emergencies
17 November 2013

Typhoon Survivors Want Hand-Up To Rebuild Lives, Says WFP Head

TACLOBAN, Philippines--WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the hard-hit city of Tacloban on Sunday and acknowledged the strength of the local people, who are working shoulder-to-shoulder with WFP and other relief organizations to respond to the disaster.

Responding to Emergencies
14 November 2013

WFP Food Reaches Typhoon Survivors In Philippines

WFP rice and high energy biscuits were distributed to typhoon survivors in one of the worst hit areas of the Philippines on Thursday as the UN agency continued to fly in food and logistics supplies to the disaster zone. | Donate at wfp.org/typhoon

Cash and Vouchers
11 November 2013

Bolivia: From The Orchard To The Cooking Pot

Hundreds of newly constructed gardens are producing nutritious fruit and vegetables for families and communities in the Santa Cruz area of eastern Bolivia. Managed by the families and communities themselves, the gardens were built as part of a pilot project that WFP supported with food vouchers, allowing the recipients to concentrate on their futures rather than their immediate food needs.

Responding to Emergencies
11 November 2013

Philippines: WFP Dispatches High Energy Biscuits For Typhoon Survivors

A cargo of special biscuits designed for emergency situations arrived in the Philippines on Monday as part of WFP’s contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan response. As the enormity of the damage becomes clear, WFP is mobilizing food supplies and providing logistics and telecommuncations support to the overall relief operation. | Donate at wfp.org/typhoon

Responding to Emergencies
9 November 2013

Philippines Typhoon Damage 'Shocking', Says WFP Representative

WFP’s top officials in the Philippines have described the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan as devastating and are appealing for support to help meet the needs of people made homeless by the 300-km/h winds and torrential rain. | To donate, go to wfp.org/typhoon

Preventing Hunger
5 November 2013

What Causes Hunger?

The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. So why does hunger exist?

School Meals
31 October 2013

In Somalia, WFP Helps Girls To Feed Their Dreams

School meals are at the heart of the World Food Programme’s fight against hunger. Last year, the world’s largest humanitarian agency provided school meals or take-home rations to 24.7 million children around the world. In Somalia, WFP’s school meals are helping to bring children back to class, and this is especially important for girls, who have often been expected to stay at home and help with chores. 

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