29 December 2015

Relief Challenges As Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency

WFP plans to strengthen collaboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho's worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by the El Niño weather phenomenon which has brought reduced rainfall to much of southern Africa. 

29 December 2015

Destruction Of Food In Deurali, Gorkha

On 29 December 2015, in Deurali, Gorkha, WFP disposed of 6.7 metric tons of food found to be unfit for human consumption. 

22 December 2015

Rugby World Cup raises US$1.75 million to tackle hunger worldwide!

This year’s Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom has raised nearly US$2 million to provide school meals for children worldwide and food for people in emergencies.

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22 December 2015

WFP’s Largest Air Operation Of The Year In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The territory of Walikale in the North Kivu province has been the scene of fighting between armed groups for two decades. However, there has been a significant increase in the number and intensity of attacks since August 2015. 

21 December 2015

2015: Stories And Faces From A Year Of Emergencies, Strength & Hope

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at some of the most powerful stories we've seen and heard over the past 12 months. 2015, a year of emergencies and fear – but also of strength and hope. Here are the twelve stories we believe best sum up 2015.

18 December 2015

The War In Syria Couldn’t Break This Little Girl

For Liene, the sounds of shelling, airstrikes and war in Syria have become as normal as the sounds of rain and thunder to an average child her age in most parts of the world. While she speaks of her school, her home and her “normal” daily life, it is striking how this little girl has become so used to the horrors of a harsh reality, defying it with her innocence.

18 December 2015

Myanmar Floods: Affected Communities Count The Cost

In July and August 2015 floods and landslides in Myanmar affected more than 9 million people and displaced 1.7 million from their homes. More than 500,000 ha of rice fields were destroyed and 250,000 livestock killed. WFP provided life-saving food to 455,000 people during this emergency and will continue to provide food assistance to flood victims until mid-2016. These photos explore how people in Chin State and Sagaing Region, two of the worst affected parts of the country, are coping today.

15 December 2015

It's Quiz Time: How Does Climate Change Drive Hunger?

A powerful online research tool recently launched  at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window into our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the link between climate change and hunger, and the action that can be taken. 
 

15 December 2015

South Sudan: Two Years ‘Packed Inside A Camp In Our Own Country. We Have Had Enough’

When fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, several thousand people packed into the bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan to seek refuge. Most, if not all of them, thought it would be temporary – they thought things would return to normal and they would be back home soon.

Two years have now passed, but 184,000 people are still living in these Protection of Civilians areas. Although they say they appreciate the security provided by the UN peacekeepers and the humanitarian assistance they receive, many also worry about how long they can keep living in protected but isolated camps within their own country. 

Purchase for Progress
15 December 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Women Farmers Grow More To Increase Income, Feed Their Families

In Afghanistan, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is training women farmers to get more from their land, increase their income and improve family nutrition.

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