Responding to Emergencies
25 February 2015

USAID-Funded Project, an “Eye-Opener” for Salvadoran Women Hit by Coffee Rust and Drought

The Coffee Rust and last year’s prolonged drought severely reduced the income and food reserves among Salvadorans who depend on temporary farm jobs and subsistence farming to feed their families. Thanks to Progresando El Salvador, an USAID-funded project implemented by WFP and local NGOs, 23 women in the community of Manantiales discovered new ways of feeding their families.

Food For Assets
25 February 2015

Food Vouchers Bring Relief to Salvadoran Families Slammed by Multiple Crises

Salvadoran families are still recovering from the impact of Coffee Rust –a fungus which reduces crop yields and quality—and the severe drought in 2014 that hit Central America. In late 2014, WFP in El Salvador began voucher distributions, assisting 11,500 families. In the past, food distributions were limited to rations of maize, beans and rice, but today the new vouchers allow families to choose the food they prefer to eat.

25 February 2015

WFP Welcomes New European Union Support for Chadian Returnees and Host Communities

N’DJAMENA: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of €1.1 million (US$1.25 million) from the European Union to support the reintegration of thousands of Chadian returnees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic, as well as vulnerable host communities.

25 February 2015

Cash for Assets in Burkina Faso: Building Community Resilience

The World Food Programme's Cash for Assets (CFA) programmes bring immediate benefits to vulnerable communities.

23 February 2015

Winners of family meal photo competition announced by Jamie Oliver

A huge thanks to everyone who has joined the photo contest that WFP has launched together with celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver! We received photos from 32 countries all over the world, highlighting what the family meal means to you and your loved ones. 

23 February 2015

Guinea: WFP Resumes School Feeding Programme

Due to the Ebola outbreak, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after their July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of their education.  On 19 January, public schools in Guinea began to gradually reopen, and WFP has begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January.

Nutrition
20 February 2015

One Month Since Malawi’s Disaster Declaration

One month after historic floods engulfed much of southern Malawi in January 2015, devastating the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, WFP continues to respond to the crisis by providing food assistance to flood-affected people and logistics support to the entire humanitarian community. 

18 February 2015

VoucherChef: Nurfel's Falafel

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's Cash And Vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

18 February 2015

German Ambassador to Burkina Faso Sees the Fruits of German Contribution During a Visit to the Centre-West Region

Last month, Mr. Dietrich Pohl, the German Ambassador to Burkina Faso, visited resilience and malnutrition activities in the rural communities of Ekoulkoala and Kyon, in the Centre-West region. Both of these activities, supported by WFP, were funded by Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The visit gave the Ambassador the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of Germany’s valuable contribution to assist vulnerable populations and communities.

17 February 2015

Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support After A 10-Hour Boat Journey To Chad

They arrive by boat,  tired, hungry and distressed after a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria, in need of urgent assistance. 

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