12 December 2014

A new dawn for school feeding in Lesotho

.... As stakeholders show support for “Home-Grown” school feeding

Climate Change
12 December 2014

Ethiopian Farmer Finds Smart Way To Get Through Droughts

Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos.

11 December 2014

Former Aid Recipient Now Distributes Food In Fight Against Ebola

Adama Kamara is on the frontline of the World Food Programme’s Ebola operation in Sierra Leone. In a strange turn of fate, she’s now working out of a building where a few decades ago she herself used to receive WFP school meals.

11 December 2014

Zimbabwe Refugee Food Assistance Programme in 2015

Tongogara Refugee Camp– Some 550 km southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Tongogara Refugee Camp has swollen to 7,000 inhabitants in the past year. UNHCR currently provides assistance to cover refugees’ basic needs, including food and shelter. However, the camp is captive to its surrounding’s dry and dusty climate, and few are able to work outside its boundaries. Starting in January 2015, WFP will work with UNHCR to address the food needs of Tongogara’s refugees with a view to provide more sustainable solutions. This will enable UNHCR to re-direct its support towards other programmes that focus on income generation and education. The new WFP-UNHCR partnership in Tongogara Camp will help bridge refugees’ tumultuous past to a more promising future. 

Cash and Vouchers
9 December 2014

Fleeing Family Enjoys Taste Of Home In Northern Iraq

Since fleeing their home in August, Hanaa and her family have rarely had the chance to choose what food they eat—at least until recently. WFP food vouchers are now giving them and many other vulnerable Iraqi families the power to pick their own meals, bringing a measure of nornality into their lives.

Responding to Emergencies
5 December 2014

Philippines: WFP Ready To Respond To Typhoon Hagupit [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required.  The infographic below provides an overview of the situation: 

3 December 2014

WFP Assists 1,300 Families in Guatemala Thanks to the Republic of Korea

WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa.

2 December 2014

Millions of Syrian refugees like her need urgent help. Donate today!

UPDATE: The 72 hour Syria appeal ended at 9 a.m. (CET) on Saturday 6 December. Thanks to all who have supported the campaign! Although the appeal is over, we continue to accept donations to help Syrian refugees (see below).

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US$ 64 million is urgently needed to keep Syrian refugee families from going hungry in December.  For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences are devastating.  You can help change this!  If 64 million people each gave the equivalent of just US$ 1, we’d have enough to feed 1.7 million refugees through December.

Be one of those people making a difference today. 

School Meals
1 December 2014

Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals

Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves. 

1 December 2014

10 Facts About Hunger In Swaziland

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV rate in the world. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

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