Food For Assets
14 June 2016

Sunshine Keeps a Community Smiling in Zimbabwe

"The sun that  scorched other people's fields because of El Niño is the same sun that has changed our lives" - Dominique Dingane.

9 June 2016

10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During Ramadan

It is important that staff maintain healthy, nutritious eating habits when observing Ramadan. Muslims worldwide are observing Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, as a month of fasting.

9 June 2016

R4 Insurance Initiative Triggers Payouts to Farmers Affected by El Niño

"We sow, and if the rains don’t come, the insurance allows us to still feed our children" – Aissata, a farmer in Medina Diakha, Senegal.

Students
1 June 2016

As Hunger and Despair Loom in Syria, a Student's Reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit

For two days, major players in the humanitarian community gathered at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the current state of international aid and to call for change. It didn’t receive much attention, but a major focus of the summit was the involvement of youth in humanitarian responses. While many countries sent youth delegates and the summit featured a separate youth forum, No Lost Generation at The George Washington University was the only student-run organization invited to share our work as part of an exhibition fair at the summit. I traveled to Istanbul with six other GW students to participate.

For Companies
1 June 2016

Launch Of UN Data Innovation Lab Workshop Series

On behalf of the broader UN community, WFP and UNICEF facilitated the first Data Innovation Lab workshop at technology think tank Singularity University to harness the power of digital growth and the data revolution for sustainable development. 

31 May 2016

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Sogol Akef

As an engineer for the World Food Programme, no two days are ever the same for Sogol Akef. From constructing roads in Afghanistan to rebuilding communities following a disaster, she tells us what inspired her to choose this line of work and how she got there.

31 May 2016

OpEx Bravo 2015

Sleepless nights, stressful days, great people…it must be OpEx Bravo 2015!

Cash and Vouchers
27 May 2016

Market Day In A Refugee Camp In Democratic Republic of Congo

EARLY MORNING. It’s six in the morning and the first traders are arriving at this market in one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s refugee camps. This one, Lusenda, is located in South Kivu, close to the Burundian border. But this market is unlike others – for a start, it’s called a food fair.

Responding to Emergencies
26 May 2016

Government of Sierra Leone receives training from WFP to enhance rapid emergency response capabilities

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest global public health crisis in recent history, with over 8,000 cases confirmed in Sierra Leone alone. EVD had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, claiming the lives of almost 4,000 people and causing widespread socio-economic disruption. In order to contribute toward preventing future outbreaks and to strengthen the ability of Sierra Leone to effectively respond to crises, WFP is supporting national disaster management authorities to develop their capabilities in emergency preparedness and response.

Preventing Hunger
23 May 2016

Promoting Community-Led Resilience and Development Solutions in Burkina Faso

In order to better contribute to reinforcing community resilience and food and nutritional security, WFP has developed a diagnostic and planning approach based on community participation. A training and practical exercise on “Community-Based Participatory Planning” (CBPP) took place from 4 to 8 April 2016 in Banogo, East region. State centralized and decentralized technical and NGO staff and local community members participated in the exercise, which was organized by WFP partner “Appui à la promotion du développement durable des communautés” (APDC).

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide