28 May 2015

Mauritania: WFP Continues to Support Refugees Fleeing Mali Violence

Set in the Sahelian desert of Mauritania, the Mbera refugee camp has been hosting over 52,000 Malian refugees who have fled violence in the northern part of their country. Unable to return home, the refugees are dependent on humanitarian assistance for their basic needs. The World Food Programme is there to help but needs support to continue coming to the aid of this vulnerale population who is not able to return home whilst the humanitarian and security situation remains precarious in northern Mali. 

28 May 2015

Mission: Zero Cases - How Connectivity Is Helping To Defeat Ebola

Doctors, nurses, surveillance teams, psycho-social experts, logisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, drivers, laboratory technicians, managers of Ebola Treatment Units, civil servants at the Ministries of Health, employees of Ebola Response command centres in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea all have one thing in common:  they have joined forces to defeat Ebola. Getting to zero cases is possible.

Climate Change
27 May 2015

Honduras: “I’m 77 Years Old and Still Learning”

In the Marcovia Municipality, located in the department of Choluteca in southern Honduras, is one of the six orchards that are part of the Agroforestry and Resilience to Climate Change strategy, which is implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with the Government of Honduras, through the National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development (ICF).

27 May 2015

Picture It: Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilities in Mali

Every year, the World Food Programme organises a drawing contest in each of the countries where it has a school feeding programme.  For 2015, the topic was "Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilties," aiming to show how good nutrition can pave the way for a better future. This year, WFP Mali held the competition only in the Mopti region in order to provide better support for the participating schools.

27 May 2015

The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger

According to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 – SOFI), the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine. Here are five things to remember:

Nutrition
27 May 2015

The Journey Of A Voucher In Mozambique

The World Food Programme's (WFP) golden ticket— a voucher issued in partnership with the Mozambican government— brought new business to local shopkeepers and provided human immunodeficiency virus​ (HIV) acquired immune deficiency syndrome​ (AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) patients with the ability to access food when they most needed it. 

26 May 2015

Getting to Zero Ebola Cases In Rural Guinea

As part of efforts to reach zero Ebola cases, the Guinean government launched a new campaign across 20 villages in the Forecariah prefecture, one of the last strongholds for Ebola infections. During the 21-day campaign, people are asked not to leave their area so that all potential Ebola cases are detected and addressed, and further transmission is contained. To ensure that people don't have to leave their homes to find food, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed crucial food assistance to over 7,500 households.

School Meals
26 May 2015

The Central African Republic: Going Beyond Providing Food As Part Of Our School Meal Programme

Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.​

25 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Mauritania

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

25 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake One Month On

The World Food Programme's (WFP) response to the Nepal earthquake that struck the nation one month ago today has been to reach survivors in high-altitude areas that are hard to access. In the month since, WFP has distributed food to more than 1.7 million people in the worst-affected areas.

 

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