16 April 2015

In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope

Could you imagine being a parent and seeing your children staying home for months, not being able to go to school? The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has not only claimed over 3,800 lives, but for the past eight months, it has forced school children to stay at home, hampering education and the country’s capacity to build its future manpower.

Zainab Mansaray, WFP staff member and mother tells us what it means for her and her family that her children have been able to go back to school as of 14 April. 

16 April 2015

Niger: Redistributing Land to the Needy

More than 18,000 impoverished, landless households, will have access to farmable land during the next winter season, thanks to a land redistribution project proposed by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization, with the support of USAID. 

School Meals
16 April 2015

School Feeding Gives Iraqi Children Hope For A Better Future

WFP is providing school meals in Thi Qar, one of Iraq's most disadvantaged governorates, until the end of May 2015. Improving health and education is a priority for the governorate and the daily school meals give parents an incentive to send their children to school and keep them there. Mohamed Jalil is one of 21,000 children benefiting from this.

15 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Chad

Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

14 April 2015

WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling. 

10 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in Rwanda

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. WFP remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

10 April 2015

Conflict and Food Insecurity in Yemen

WFP continues to operate its food distribution where possible so it can reach those most in need with assistance.

 

Responding to Emergencies
9 April 2015

South Sudan Field Tales: How IDPs Gave Me Hope For My Country’s Future

The civil conflict that has engulfed South Sudan over the past 15 months has had ethnic dimensions, and has particularly ignited tensions between the Dinka and Nuer communities. But the crisis in South Sudan – like the country itself – is far more complex than many people may assume.  While providing assistance in some places, WFP’s rapid response teams have seen people from all communities working together. Gideon Thompson, a South Sudanese programme officer for WFP, shares his experience of how food distribution brought communities together in Kotdalok, a small village in Jonglei State.

9 April 2015

Vanuatu: Reconnecting After Cyclone Pam

Within hours of Cyclone Pam tearing through Vanuatu, the critical need for communications was blaringly obvious. Why? With the exception of the capital, Port Vila on Efate Island, the other 64 inhabited islands that comprise the country were largely incommunicado. Without communications, there was no way of knowing the impact this Category 5 storm had made on the small island nation. 

7 April 2015

Guinea: Responding to Shifting Ebola Landscape

As new Ebola cases emerge in the southern regions of Guinea and near the country’s capital, WFP has shifted focus by opening a new office in the town of Forecariah. This office, along with two new mobile storage units with a combined 800 metric tons of capacity, will help staff on the ground better reach vulnerable people most in need of assistance.

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