28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Rebuilding After Typhoon Haiyan

Marlou Diaz and his father clung on to a neighbour's gate to stay alive as Typhoon Haiyan swept across his seafront home in Tacloban, Philippines. After surviving this catastrophic natural disaster, he joined WFP's efforts. Here is his story.`

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Zo's Moment of Magic

When Programme Officer Zo Eorintany saw a young child alone and in tears while on assignment in eastern Chad, she rushed to take the girl, Sarah, into her arms. This is her WFP story.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: Maliako Never Looks Back

As a Field Monitor Assistant deep in Lesotho's mountains, Maliako Posholi plays a vital role in WFP's development work – undeterred by challenges ranging from rough roads to the traditional society's judgements about women. The rewards come, she says, if a woman speaks with conviction, pursues opportunities and "never looks back". This is her story.

28 November 2014

My WFP Career: It Becomes a Way of Life

Laure Chadraoui is a Communications Officer for the Syria crisis. She has been working extensively on the Regional Response in Syria, where WFP has been helping over 4 million people displaced by conflict. WFP also provides assistance for some 1.5 million refugees in neighbouring countries. This is her story.

Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2014

Life in the Field In South Sudan: Snakes, Hyenas and Retrieving Missing Food Commodities

Since March 2014 Musa Abdallah has been travelling with emergency mobile teams to reach vulnerable people who have been isolated by conflict in some of the most food-insecure areas of the country. The South Sudanese national became a team leader in October and tells us about the challenges he faced in his  new role while in the village of Mogok in Jonglei State.

26 November 2014

A 360° View of How (And Where) Syrian Refugees Will Spend Thanksgiving

Bekaa valley, Lebanon - With winter at the door, heavy rains have turned Bekaa valley settlements into a muddy swamp. This is where thousands of Syrian refugees will spend the holiday period celebrated by millions of North Americans as Thanksgiving. Follow (with your mouse!) WFP's Jonathan Dumont and Abeer Etefa to get a cool, interactive 360°perspective of the situation.

26 November 2014

Swaziland: Nutrition Advice Helps Farmer Win Battle Against AIDS

Diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011, Sabelo became badly malnourished as he struggled to keep his farm going and feed his family. He seemed to be on a downward spiral. But a combination of antiretrovirals, food assistance and nutrition advice turned things around. Today, he grows enough vegetables to keep himself healthy and earn an income on the local market. 

25 November 2014

Ending Violence Against Women – A Crucial Step Towards Zero Hunger

“If we go into the bush to collect firewood, we risk getting robbed or raped – all sorts of things,” Maria Nabinto, a refugee in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), told the World Food Programme (WFP) earlier this year.

Nutrition
24 November 2014

Liberia: With Seven Dead, Ebola-hit Family Hopes Worst Is Over

The Stewart family, which lives in a village in central Liberia, lost seven of its members to Ebola in just nine weeks. The two remaining adults - two sisters - are hoping that the rest of their family will be spared. They, like other survivors across the country, are receiving WFP food assistance to help them through the crisis.

21 November 2014

Five Hunger Facts Fans of 'The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 1' Should Know

The latest installment of “The Hunger Games” saga is playing in cinemas around the globe. The film shows an imaginary world in which most of the population lives in hunger and poverty. A fictitious bird, the Mockingjay, symbolizes a rebellion against this state of affairs - with a reluctant young heroine inspiring hope among desperate people. Here are five things that fans of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” could learn to help create a world with zero hunger:

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide