Urban Food Insecurity


  • WFP Staff In Ecuador And Colombia Share Experiences Of Assisting Refugees

    ECU exchange of experiences

    10/06/2014 — Urban Food Insecurity

    Ecuador hosts the largest recognized refugee population in the region due to the large numbers of Colombians fleeing violence. WFP works with the governments of Ecuador and Colombia to provide food assistance to these people

  • Afghanistan: Making Food Choices Possible


    14/01/2014 — Urban Food Insecurity

    Designed as a safety net, WFP’s voucher programme helps vulnerable families in urban areas buy the food they need, giving them the choice and control over the type and quantity of food to buy.  At

  • Taking On Malnutrition In Somalia's Deep South


    05/02/2013 — Urban Food Insecurity

    Somalia's food insecurity has eased, according to a new report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. But, as a


  • 31/01/2017 — Urban Food Insecurity

    Aleppo Amidst the Devastation, the Beginnings of Recovery

    Families are returning home to eastern Aleppo. WFP is on the ground, working to deliver food and hope.

  • 24/10/2016 — Urban Food Insecurity SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Some 1,4 Million Haitians Require Food Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew (For the Media)

    Some 1,4 million Haitians require food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought widespread devastation on supplies and crops across large swaths of the island nation. More than half – 800,000 people – are in dire need of immediate food aid, according to an emergency field assessment. The humanitarian community in Haiti urgently needs $56 million to meet the food assistance needs of people affected by Hurricane Matthew over the next three months. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, home to almost 11 million people, many living in fragile housing. This year, the vulnerability of the population is higher, as three years of drought have pushed people further into poverty and hunger. A total of 3.6 million Haitians are food insecure – 1.5 million severely so.   

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