5 November 2014

WFP's 10 Best Tweets Of October

Are you following WFP on Twitter? If not, here are 10 good reasons to do so -- a selection of tweets highlighting what we were up to in October.
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4 November 2014

Philippines: 1 Year After Typhoon Haiyan [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's a year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Here's a look back at what happened and how - thanks to partners and supporters around the world - the World Food Programme was able to respond.

3 November 2014

In Kenya, One Cook Is Serving Up School Lunches With A Side Of Love

Malwera Lekomom only made it through year 7 in school. Her family’s needs forced her to abandon her education in order to help out at home.  But with support from the World Food Programme, she's shaping a bright future for her children and countless others...

30 October 2014

13 Gifs To Explain WFP's Logistics Response To Ebola

As well as providing food to families affected by Ebola in West Africa, WFP is also providing crucial logistics support to our partners in this massive emergency operation. As you can see below, this includes building treatment units, dispatching relief supplies, building warehouses and transporting aid workers.

27 October 2014

How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia

The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia.

27 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau. 

26 October 2014

Displaced Iraqis face new threat as winter approaches

Trapped in their homes and villages for many weeks, thousands of Yazidi civilians fled the area taking refuge in Duhok Governorate after militant groups killed many of them. The Kurdistan region is home to hundreds of thousands of displaced families fleeing many parts of Iraq. Conflict and political instability have forced 1.2 million people from their homes. Cars, packed with children, have been fleeing into the Kurdish region, where hundreds of thousands of people are already sheltering. Sabri Gheeru is one of them. 

24 October 2014

Escape From Kobani: Five Portraits From The Syrian Border

Few kilometres from the besieged Syrian town Kobani, thousands of Syrians are now seeking refuge in the Turkish town, Suruc. Turkish towns have seen its population double with the influx of refugees over the last few weeks. They have made storehouses and unfinished buildings as their makeshift homes while their homes remain visible from the border as they recall the memories of happier times and the family members they left behind. 

23 October 2014

A Call For Zero Hunger On World Food Day

World Food Day was on 16 October, and while several humanitarian emergencies persist, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are making a real difference for children, families and whole communities around the world.

20 October 2014

Niger: Strengthening School Feeding In West Africa

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.

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