15 January 2015

Searching for Food and Safety in Cameroon

A dusty road in eastern Cameroon leads to Gbiti, a small village at the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). The village is home to more than 4,000 refugees of the bloody conflict in the CAR that erupted a little over a year ago. As in all of the seven refugee sites along the border, the majority of the refugees in Gbiti are children.

The countries are separated only by a small river, where women wash their family’s clothes and Cameroonian soldiers are patrolling.  It is the same spot where hundreds to thousands of Central Africans have been crossing the river every day only a couple of months ago – and still people are arriving.   

15 January 2015

Internet: A Game Changer In The Fight Against Ebola

Have you ever been inside an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)? Neither has 99.999% of the world. You can bet that the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster team is part of the 0.001% that has.

14 January 2015

The Webb Ellis Cup: Rugby’s Most Powerful Tool

It isn’t often you find yourself in the midst of one of the greatest sporting build ups worldwide – but that’s exactly what happened today when the Webb Ellis Cup, which will be awarded to winners of this year’s Rugby World Cup, made its way to the World Food Programme’s headquarters in Rome.

14 January 2015

Increasing Autonomy for Refugees in Chad

This November, the first targeted food distribution successfully occurred in Goz-Amir, a camp for Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad.  During 2011 and 2012, WFP and UNHCR carried out assessments on the impact of food assistance for long-term refugees in several countries, including Chad.  Based on the results of these assessments, the Chadian Government, through UNHCR, FAO, and WFP, developed a joint programme for refugees to build their self-reliance.

14 January 2015

Zaatari: How To Deal With A Snow Storm In A Refugee Camp

As one of the strongest winter storms hit Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, WFP's Joelle Eid visited the camp and took snap-shots showing how families are dealing with extraordinary low temperatures and wet weather. A joint WFP-UNICEF project is helping the community as warm clothes and winter shoes, provided by Unicef, are being purchased using WFP e-cards in the Zaatari supermarkets.

12 January 2015

Haiti Earthquake: Scenes That Will Stay With Us Forever

January 12, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that caused over 200,000 deaths and left thousands of Haitians homeless. Within hours of the earthquake, WFP began handing out emergency food which reached more than four million Haitians in the coming months.

These short videos show the scale and devastation of an earthquake that became one of WFP’s most complex operations.

12 January 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Haiti

Here are ten facts about hunger in Haiti, the poorest country in the northern hemisphere. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

8 January 2015

The Gambia: WFP Prevents Child Malnutrition, Giving Hope To Mothers

Thanks to support from the World Food Programme, Fatou and her 2-year-old daughter, Numa, are a living example of the common saying in The Gambia, “where there is life, there is hope.”

Responding to Emergencies
7 January 2015

Remembering Our Response to the Haitian Earthquake - A Food Crisis Avoided

Monday, January 12th marks the 5th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding cities. In just 35 seconds over 230,000 people lost their lives, approximately 300,000 were injured and 2.3 million were displaced. Within hours of this deadly quake, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on the ground responding.

7 January 2015

Iraqi Yazidis: The Life Of A Displaced Community In Five Moving Pictures

Since June 2014, thousands of Yazidis, an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq, have been living in fear and hunger on the mountain Sinjar. Families have been torn apart, enslaved, raped and beaten by militants. The lucky ones who managed to escape now find themselves struggling to survive the winter in camps or unfinished buildings. Keep reading to find out about their daily struggles, through the tears and the smiles of their youngest ones. 

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