3 May 2016

Adapting to climate change and ensuring food security in the highlands of Ecuador

Local communities in the highlands of Ecuador have felt the direct impact of climate change through the loss of agricultural yields, fishery and tourism. Rosa Maria Cacuango, a smallholder farmer, has directly faced this challenge. Lack of rainfall and frequent droughts led to food insecurity as well as loss of income among her community. But now, Rosa Maria is more resilient, thanks to the “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security” or the FORECCSA project, implemented by the government with WFP’s support.

2 May 2016

WFP’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake in Photos

Following the earthquake that destroyed both lives and buildings, humanitarian response is arriving in Ecuador.

2 May 2016

Planting Seeds Of Hope In The Central African Republic

Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. Now, peace is coming to C.A.R. and people need support to recover and rebuild. 

29 April 2016

10 Facts About Hunger In Pakistan

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

24 April 2016

India: Modernising A Mammoth

In India, a WFP-supported efficiency drive is bringing bar-coded ration cards to the world’s largest food distribution programme.
With a third of its people living in poverty, the state of Odisha – formerly known as Orissa – is among India’s worst performers on most measures of social wellbeing. This makes it a good testing ground for reforms to India’s vast food distribution system. WFP is proud to support this modernization process.

22 April 2016

A Quick Guide To Climate Change

The Paris Agreement has been signed on April 22 by global leaders. The valubale text, reached at COP 21 in December, set an unprecedented standard in addressing the causes and impact of climate change. Now it needs to be translated into urgent and ambitious investment and action. In this quick guide, we explain the World Food Programme’s work to build the resilience of vulnerable people to climate change, and what the Paris Agreement means for our goal of ending hunger by 2030. 

21 April 2016

Ecuador: ‘My House Started To Fall In Front Of My Eyes’

One survivor of Ecuador’s earthquake describes the terrifying moment when the ground began to tremble – and how she watched helpless as her home collapsed before her.

Nutrition
19 April 2016

Partnerships Prove Crucial In Times of Emergency - The Malawi Experience

To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.

 

 

19 April 2016

Partner Profile: The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group has a record of public-spirited action. Its pro bono engagement is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) fulfil its mission. 

19 April 2016

Remote Access Operation: Touching People & Impacting Lives

Rarely has the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" been so true. Twelve months on from the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, we take a look at how teams delivering relief materials to the most remote communities rose to the challenge of getting everything but the kitchen sink up mountains and over high passes.

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