19 June 2015

World Refugee Day: 10 Facts About Syrian Refugees In Turkey

20 June 2015, World Refugee Day: The World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to the millions of Syrians caught up in a conflict in its fifth year. As needs grow we now have to prioritise assistance to many refugees outside Syria, like those in Turkey, so the most vulnerable are protected. Working with our partners, we are doing our utmost so that we don’t lose a generation to war and extremism. Initiatives like the school feeding pilot in Syria can help restore a sense of normal life for the most vulnerable.

 

Cash and Vouchers
18 June 2015

World Refugee Day In Ecuador: "Food Tastes Better when we are Together"

Through the Family Meal initiative, a project developed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), photographer Chris Terry travelled around the world in search of the ingredients of the family meal.  His journey took him to Ecuador’s northern border region, where he met eleven-year-old Ximena and her family shortly after they fled the armed conflict in Colombia and moved to Ecuador.
 

Nutrition
18 June 2015

Reducing Malnutrition In Refugees In Rwanda

WFP has scaled up its intervention to tackle malnutrition among children in Mahama camp, in Eastern Rwanda and home to over 36,000 Burundian refugees. The intervention has contributed to lowered child malnutrition rates to 14 percent.

16 June 2015

Zimbabwe’s Launches Zero Hunger Strategic Review

Harare - A ground-breaking study of food security in Zimbabwe was launched by Zimbabwe’s Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the capital, Harare, on 15 June. 

16 June 2015

Nepal: Airlift Of Children From An Earthquake-Hit Monastery

At the request of the Nepali authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) collaborated with other United Nations agencies to airlift 60 children from a monastery that had been cut-off from the world by the two major earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May. 

School Meals
16 June 2015

A Life Changed In Malawi

School meals prevent children from going hungry on a daily basis. Over time, this can make a big difference. In primary school, Joseph Steven received countless meals through the World Food Programme's (WFP) school feeding programme. Now a student and soon-to-be graduate of medical school, Joseph reflects on the support that helped get him to where he is now. 

15 June 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In El Salvador

Did you know that El Salvador is the most densely populated country in Central America? It is classified as a middle income country (MIC). Here are ten facts that provide insight on the hunger situation in El Salvador. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter.

14 June 2015

Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously

My family, my friends felt like I had signed my own death certificate by merely deciding to come here (Ebola treatment centre). These are fellow human beings just like us who need help. So that kind of compelled me as well, to take part in this fight and I like it.” – Riky Kufa, Head of Moyamba Sub Office, Sierra Leone.

12 June 2015

Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho

After the support they were receiving from WFP ended in November 2013, the farmers of Ha-Mohapi village defied the odds and worked to produce a flourishing fruit tree plantation. The proud farmers are today the envy of passers-by who stop to see how the trees have transformed a once barren area.  

11 June 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Somalia

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

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