More than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees are hosted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They have fled fighting in the Equatoria region of their home country. Most of them are women and children. While more are arriving daily, they are being settled away from the border at Biringi (Ituri province) and other sites in the province of Haut-Uele.
Raj Kumar Rijal works as the Senior Food Research Officer at the Government of Nepal’s Regional Food Technology and Quality Control Office (DTQC) in Hetauda.
In September 2016, Mr. Rijal had the opportunity to travel to Israel to learn more about “Feeding the Future: Food Safety and Technology in Times of Global Change" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The training he received was part of a programme by Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and WFP Nepal to strengthen government capacity.
Here Rijal talks to WFP about his experience.
A glimpse into life under so-called Islamic State, in the words of those who escaped.
Thanks to the Government of Malawi and support from the governments around the world, millions of hungry and food-insecure people in Malawi can get through the lean season and nurture some optimism about the future.
Amid worsening hunger triggered by the effects of El Niño-related drought, Namibia is investing in the expansion of its National School Feeding programme to ensure more learners receive nutritious meals and stay in school.
Syrian mother Um Abdullah shares with us a simple, nourishing dish, as part of our series exploring the tastes of home of refugees and displaced families supported by the World Food Programme.
Isaura Luis and her family lost all their crops due to drought in Tete province at the end of last year. They were among the large numbers of smallholder farmers who suffered crop loss across Mozambique and who have had to rely on food assistance since then. With the rainy season now started, they and other families are hoping for more luck this time around.
Samba Ndiaye has become a farmer following his arrival to the Inke refugee camp in north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He fled his country, the Central African Republic, due to violence and armed conflict that ensued in the wake of clashes between Seleka and anti-Balaka militias.
Since 2013 nearly 560,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda and WFP has assisted them by providing monthly general food rations to meet their basic food needs. Recently the WFP has introduced a cash programme, giving people the option to choose a cash allowance instead of food, providing them with the opportunity to decide for themselves what they eat.