Responding to Emergencies
26 March 2014

Olympique Marseille Soccer Club Supports Children In Central African Republic

France’s Olympique Marseille soccer club is supporting the World Food Programme’s food assistance operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country teetering on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.

Responding to Emergencies
24 March 2014

'Hunger In Syria Shames Us All': WFP Emergency Coordinator

There are people forced to gather leaves, roots and grass in a bid to quell their children’s hunger, says WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator Muhannad Hadi as he reflects on the humanitarian impact of the Syrian crisis. This personal view of the crisis, built up while overseeing WFP’s emergency operations, comes as the conflict moves into its fourth year.

Responding to Emergencies
22 March 2014

Fleeing Homes, South Sudanese Find Refuge And Food In Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are pouring into Ethiopia, fleeing the fighting in their homeland. By the end of the year, officials say Ethiopia could be hosting some 150,000 South Sudanese refugees. WFP is distributing food rations to refugees in camps and border crossings, along with special, nutrient-packed foods for the most vulnerable. But the sheer numbers of new arrivals are straining the resources of the humanitarian community.

Blog
21 March 2014

Blog From Central African Republic: Teetering On The Brink

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just wrapped up a two-day fact-finding visit to the Central African Republic – a country facing a humanitarian disaster that risks getting even worse. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about her personal impressions of this ‘forgotten crisis’.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

CAR: Displaced Muslims Struggle To Keep Going In Northern Town

Before the crisis, more than 8,000 Muslims lived in the town of Bossangoa, in the northwest of the Central African Republic. There are now less than a thousand. Since January they have been relying on humanitarian assistance to survive, counting the days between one distribution and the next.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

Central African Republic On Brink Of Catastrophe

The Central African Republic is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as violence forces more and more people to flee their homes and the national economy edges towards collapse. With local food systems breaking down, WFP and its partners are seeing cases of malnutrition multiply.

Logistics
17 March 2014

Nicaragua: Better Storage for Better Sales

WFP’s logistics team held a workshop for agricultural cooperative members in the departments of Jinotega, Matagalpa and Estelí. The training focused on the handling and storage of foods in their warehouses.

13 March 2014

Less Than Three Years After Famine, Somali Farmers Bounce Back

For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance, which WFP will use to support their fellow Somali people. This landmark achievement comes less than three years after southern Somalia was hit by a devastating famine.

 

School Meals
5 March 2014

Haiti: Nutrition for Education

On International School Meals Day staff at the Joseph et Bertha Wigfall School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reflect on the importance of nutrition for education. 

Preventing Hunger
5 March 2014

8 Must-See Videos On World Hunger

Climate, nutrition, gender equality...there are many sides to global hunger and, while none of them is hard to understand by itself, it's helpful to look at them one by one. Here are eight short videos that help you do that. 

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