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14 October 2015

Assistance For Displaced People Returning To DRC

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Service (ECHO) this year gave €2 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner, Solidarités Internationales, to help more than 15,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Haut Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These people had fled their villages following violent conflicts between armed groups in 2012 and 2013.

14 October 2015

8 Things to Look Out for as the Committee on World Food Security Meets

Delegates from around the world will take part in the annual Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security, known as CFS 42, which runs from Monday to Thursday, 12-15 October.

14 October 2015

It’s Quiz Time: Do You Know Why Gender Equality Impacts Food Security?

To effectively combat hunger, a big focus needs to be placed on women empowerment, because they play an essential role in feeding the world. In many countries women make up the majority of agricultural laborers and are the ones responsible for the household. 

12 October 2015

WFP launches largest survey to better understand and tackle food needs in Sierra Leone

The Ebola outbreak, which disrupted agricultural and market activities at the peak of the crisis, threatened to erode food security and negatively affected the livelihoods of already vulnerable people. To effectively meet vulnerable communities' food and nutritional needs, more needs to be done to understand the food insecurity situation across the country. This is where, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) fits in. The analysis - the largest of its kind in Sierra Leone - will play a key role in post-Ebola recovery initiatives as the country is halfway through the minimum 42-day countdown to zero Ebola.

12 October 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Namibia

Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina, the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure.

But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food. 

Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.

11 October 2015

Ending Hunger for the Scientists of Tomorrow

Zero Hunger is ambitious, but it’s achievable. Working together, we can help change people’s lives for the better, and we can reach our goal of ending hunger by 2030. Today, we’re sharing some of the success stories that prove that we can help create a brighter future not just for individuals, but for the world.

Responding to Emergencies
9 October 2015

Lonely And Displaced In Eastern Ukraine

Ivan Plishenko, 70, thought he would be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary at home with his wife, friends and family. But the conflict in eastern Ukraine has changed all his plans; he is not celebrating, does not live at home anymore and his wife was killed in a shelling over a year ago.

7 October 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Bolivia

Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Bolivia by sharing these ten facts.

School Meals
7 October 2015

Sri Lanka: Filling Minds And Bellies To Keep Kids In School

In northern Sri Lanka, a WFP school feeding programme is helping conflict affected children to achieve their dreams.

Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2015

In South Sudan, WFP Provides Lifesaving Food To People Isolated By Crisis

WFP and its partners have just provided emergency assistance to more than 20,000 people in Koch County, a region of South Sudan's Unity State that had been inaccessible to humanitarian groups since April, when the latest round of violence broke out. Although the warring parties have signed a peace deal that many hope will resolve the nearly two-year-old conflict, access and insecurity continue to challenge humanitarian groups in many parts of the country. 

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