Climate Change
20 October 2015

The Absence of Rain Creates Worry in Haiti

In the town of Grand Boulage, in the commune of Thomazeau, an hour by car outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s bustling capital city, life slows down considerably. Here, people depend on agriculture to support their families, and the days are measured by the hours of scorching sunlight hitting the small town nestled high up in the mountains. The constant presence of the sun, or rather, the absence of rain, has been a constant worry on people’s minds here, as the severe drought in Haiti has caused many farmers to lose a significant part of the harvest they depend on to feed their families.

19 October 2015

Mauritania: Reaching Families In Need

World Food Programme (WFP) spokeswoman Adel Sarkozi visited Kaedi, in the southern region of Mauritania, where chronic food insecurity coupled with the lean season means that many people struggle to feed themselves and their families, and spoke to people in communities living on the brink of malnutrition. Here's her photo reportage. 

16 October 2015

WFP, ITV And World Rugby Tackle Hunger In Malawi – One Brick At A Time

For many children in Malawi, school meals are more than just a nutritious start to the day – they provide them with a better chance to achieve their potential at school and in the future. This week Good Morning Britain travelled to Malawi to investigate why WFP’s school meals can be life-changing.

15 October 2015

It's Quiz Time: How Much Do You Know About ZeroHunger?

The world has set an ambitious Global Goal of zero hunger by 2030. But what does that mean and what is the situation today? See how much you know and share your results with friends.

15 October 2015

Voices And Faces From The Malawi Relief Operation

Southern Africa is in the grip of food insecurity, with more than 27 million* people facing hunger over the next six months. The situation has been caused by widespread crop failure, mainly due to drought across much of the region. Worst affected is Malawi, which also suffered devastating floods earlier this year. In October, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) began a major relief operation in Malawi, where nearly three million people will not have enough to eat between now and the next harvest in March. 

*Source: Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

Cash and Vouchers
14 October 2015

Assistance For Displaced People Returning To DRC

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Service (ECHO) this year gave €2 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner, Solidarités Internationales, to help more than 15,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Haut Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These people had fled their villages following violent conflicts between armed groups in 2012 and 2013.

14 October 2015

8 Things to Look Out for as the Committee on World Food Security Meets

Delegates from around the world will take part in the annual Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security, known as CFS 42, which runs from Monday to Thursday, 12-15 October.

14 October 2015

It’s Quiz Time: Do You Know Why Gender Equality Impacts Food Security?

To effectively combat hunger, a big focus needs to be placed on women empowerment, because they play an essential role in feeding the world. In many countries women make up the majority of agricultural laborers and are the ones responsible for the household. 

12 October 2015

WFP launches largest survey to better understand and tackle food needs in Sierra Leone

The Ebola outbreak, which disrupted agricultural and market activities at the peak of the crisis, threatened to erode food security and negatively affected the livelihoods of already vulnerable people. To effectively meet vulnerable communities' food and nutritional needs, more needs to be done to understand the food insecurity situation across the country. This is where, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) fits in. The analysis - the largest of its kind in Sierra Leone - will play a key role in post-Ebola recovery initiatives as the country is halfway through the minimum 42-day countdown to zero Ebola.

12 October 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Namibia

Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina, the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure.

But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food. 

Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.


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