19 November 2014

In South Burundi, A Food for Training Project Gives Hope To Returnees

In 2014, WFP-Burundi continued to support the reintegration of Burundian returnees in their communities. This was done through food-for-assets and food-for-training activities bringing together host communities and former refugees returning to Burundi from neighboring countries. In Makamba, a province in eastern Burundi with a high concentration of returnees, people who participated in a WFP food-for-training project can now earn a living.

17 November 2014

I Used To Live In Aleppo, The City Once Called 'The Jewel Of Syria'

The oldest inhabited city in the world, Aleppo is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was once a popular tourist destination. It was also the industrial capital of Syria. Now it has become one of the world’s most dangerous places to live.

Purchase for Progress
17 November 2014

In Uganda, Helping Farmers Harvest Hope For The Future

Almost one third of the local farming production in sub-Saharan Africa is lost every year due to inadequate post-harvest management and household storage. In Uganda, WFP and its partners are combining their efforts to dramatically reduce these losses through a post-harvest loss reduction initiative.
13 November 2014

Ebola: Food Markets Still Closed In Liberia’s Bread Basket Region

From the empty market stalls to the late planting of rice crops, the impact of Ebola is visible in many ways in Liberia's Lofa County. WFP's Donaig Le Du travelled to the northern area to accompany food distribution teams. She sent back this blog, describing what she saw.

Responding to Emergencies
13 November 2014

In South Sudan, WFP Takes Assistance to Remote Areas and Makes Friends with an Ostrich

As an Emergency Response Officer in South Sudan, Caroline Koromia has been leading emergency mobile teams to reach vulnerable people who have been isolated by conflict in some of the most food-insecure areas of the country since March 2014. She tells us about her recent experience in the locality of Kamel in Jonglei State.

Logistics
12 November 2014

Ebola Response: 10 Things You Should Know About The Logistics Cluster

During emergencies, coordination is essential for the success of relief operations. The Logistics Cluster is a group of humanitarian organizations who work together to ensure efficient and effective logistics in emergencies. Because of its expertise and field capacity, WFP was chosen to lead the Logistics Cluster. In Ebola-affected countries, the Cluster is working to support the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the humanitarian community.

Responding to Emergencies
11 November 2014

In South Sudan: Providing Food Assistance With Protection In Mind

As a protection advisor for WFP in South Sudan, Marika Guderian frequently travels to remote rural locations with mobile response teams who are at the frontline of delivering food assistance to conflict affected populations in the country. She tells us about her recent trip to Ulang town in Upper Nile State where the population has been affected by the conflict.

10 November 2014

Burkina Faso: DFID Delegation Visits Malian Refugee Camp and Cash for Assets Sites

In August 2014, Catherine Bauelfield-Hanes and Jane Petty, representatives from UK Department for International Development (DFID), visited two WFP projects in Burkina Faso. 

Responding to Emergencies
7 November 2014

Philippines: A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

It has been a year since Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines. The World Food Programme’s Faizza Tanggol and Anthony Chase Lim went back to Leyte to find out how the people are rebuilding their lives one year on.

6 November 2014

Philippines: A Year After Typhoon, Mother Treasures School Awards

After Typhoon Haiyan flattened her home in the Philippines, Analy’s first thought was to unearth the medals her children had won at school. The bits of ribbon and metal symbolised the family’s hopes of a better future. A year later, the family still has some rebuilding to do but Analy is happy to report that her children are back in school and hopes for the future are as vibrant as ever. 

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