Food For Assets
15 February 2017

Herders In Kenya Expand Livelihoods To Cope With Drought

WFP is helping 650,000 food-insecure people living in the arid and semi-arid lands build resilience to drought. Together with partners, WFP is helping these families to build rural productive assets while transferring new production skills and approaches in order to enhance and diversify livelihoods. These activities are helping many better cope with the severe drought that is currently affecting Kenya.

Food For Assets
10 February 2017

In South Sudan, FAO and WFP help Bahr el-Gazal farmers increase their resilience

A joint programme by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and their partners is supporting vulnerable community members receive financial compensation in exchange for work to construct infrastructure such as wells, and broaden their skills in community gardening to improve their livelihoods.

Nutrition
2 February 2017

As Drought Intensifies, WFP Provides Life-Saving Support To Mothers & Children In Somalia

WFP is assisting young mothers and children with nutrition programmes in over 930 Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) centres across Somalia. In many centres, WFP works together with UNICEF, who treat severe acute malnutrition, while WFP addresses moderate acute malnutrition. With the United Nations warning of a risk of famine, these centres and others like it is just one of the critical ways that the international community can urgently and effectively address the impacts of the severe drought on the health of women and small children.

Cash and Vouchers
31 January 2017

Cash Assistance for the Displaced: a Record Amount Distributed in DRC by WFP and UNICEF

More than 90,000 vulnerable people were assisted through cash transfers in Kanyabayonga, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in November 2016. The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with Mercy Corps, Diakonie and Programme d’Appui au Développement (PAP) carried out this operation to meet the needs of people displaced because of armed conflict in Lubero and Rutshuru territories, eastern DRC.

30 January 2017

Executive Director – Second Term

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, told staff today that she will not seek a second five-year term and will conclude her service at the end of her current contract on 6 April 2017. She had earlier informed the Secretary-General of her decision and said she would be discussing the transition with him.

23 January 2017

Wanted: Your Ideas for Zero Hunger

The World Food Programme and Singularity University have launched the Global Impact Challenge, an open call for bold ideas to ensure sustainable access to local and nutritious food in emergencies.

23 January 2017

Family Chef: Merve’s stuffed beet leaves from Syria

Syrian mother of five Merve shares one of her favourite dishes as part of our series exploring the tastes of home for refugees and displaced families supported by the World Food Programme.

Cash and Vouchers
13 January 2017

How EU Funds Are Helping WFP Get Critical Aid To Vulnerable Somalis

A worsening food security situation, due to a prolonged drought and ongoing conflict in Somalia, is threatening to unravel the fragile progress achieved since the famine of 2011. More than ever, WFP is counting on its partnership with ECHO to assist in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable Somalis. 

10 January 2017

WFP SCOPE: Harnessing Technology For Improved Implementation And Monitoring

Since re-establishing its presence in the Philippines in 2006, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working in conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao in close partnership with local government units and communities to rebuild their assets following years of conflict and displacement. Now, WFP is improving its project registration, implementation, and monitoring system to streamline and balance project implementation and benefit project participants.

Purchase for Progress
16 December 2016

USAID Support Boosts Income For Malawian Farmers

Using a contribution from USAID specifically for local maize purchase, WFP purchased 30 metric tons of maize directly from the Chigonthi Farmers Organization in mid-2016 which it then delivered to food-insecure households as part of its current relief response. 

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