Rarely has the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" been so true. Twelve months on from the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, we take a look at how teams delivering relief materials to the most remote communities rose to the challenge of getting everything but the kitchen sink up mountains and over high passes.
“There is no food security without peace and no peace without food,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told graduate students gathered at Georgetown University on 12 April. The event, Zero Hunger: A Foundation for Global Stability and Prosperity, was part of the university’s Global Futures initiative that engages the public sector, business and civil society in international affairs.
Twenty three out of the 61 children registered at the health centre in the village of Ojo de Agua suffer from nutritional problems. In response, WFP and local authorities began three months ago the distribution of Super Cereal Plus, a fortified blended food, in the village located in the municipality of Santiago de Puringla in the Department of La Paz.
WFP and the Cerrejón Guajira Indigenous Foundation have launched seed, food, and fodder banks in the communities of Jackutsira, Ishichon and Pesuapa, Colombia.
Santiago de Puringla is one of the 26 municipalities receiving support from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Honduras, through the Commission for the Prevention of Contingencies (COPECO), thanks to the financial support from the Embassy of the United States of America in Honduras which has contributed 75 percent of the funds received to serve drought-affected families.
Share the Meal, the app founded by WFP, is making waves. Lauded by media outlets from MTV to BuzzFeed to Vice for taking an innovative approach to solving hunger and named by Google as one of the best apps of 2015, Share the Meal recently won an Interactive Innovation Award at the 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
Namibia, like most countries in Southern Africa, is fighting its worst drought in more than 35 years. A quarter of the population already relies on government food assistance with yet another poor harvest looming. The government's school feeding programme, run with technical support from the World Food Programme, is an essential food safety net for children from the most vulnerable communities like Mariental, in the heart of one of the driest parts of the country.
Hundreds of thousands of people are facing hunger as an El Niño-related drought takes its toll in Lesotho. To reduce its impact, WFP is giving money to the most vulnerable families in two of the worst-affected districts.
Around the Lake Chad Basin in three days – meet the people uprooted by Boko Haram.