Disaster Risk Reduction
1 October 2014

Peru: Authorities Launch the National Plan for Disaster Risk Management for 2014-2021

The Government of Peru, through the Ministry of Disaster Risk Management of the Council of Ministers Presidency and representatives from the National Center for Risk Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction (CENEPRED); from the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and the National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN), introduced on September 18th, 2014 the National Plan for Disaster Risk Management – PLANAGERD 2014-2021, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of the population and their livelihood against risk of disasters.

1 October 2014

'Syrians Who Have Already Lost Everything Will Now Go Hungry' [Video]

Starting in October, the size of the Syria food parcel will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be scaled back.

29 September 2014

Colombia: Food Rations Arrive in Chocó

The Government of Colombia, through the Department of Social Protection, requested WFP’s support to distribute food to some 4,300 people – mostly indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities—in the Alto Baudó Municipality in the Department of Chocó. Clashes among illegal groups in the area have forced the displacement of people and restricted their movement, affecting food security and livelihoods. WFP made a first distribution in 21 communities.

29 September 2014

Get To Know The Man Behind The Camera

WFP’s head photographer Rein Skullerud (@ReinSkullerud) has seen hunger – and hope – in nearly every corner of the globe. Join Rein as he takes a look back at some of his most memorable photos from the past 10 years and shares what makes each so unforgettable:

24 September 2014

Ebola Response In Liberia: WFP Staff Member Shares Her Experience

Elizabeth Neufville is on the front line of WFP's Ebola response in Liberia. In the following interview she shares her thoughts on the challenges she faces on a day-to-day basis.

22 September 2014

Things To Look For At The UN This Week In New York

Traffic near the United Nations in New York has come to a standstill. A row of TV satellite trucks is lined up neatly outside the big UN building. The sharpshooters have taken up their positions on the roofs.

18 September 2014

Syria Funding Crisis - What Are The Impacts?

WFP is running out of funds for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries and we have reached a critical point where drastic cutbacks are unavoidable. 

17 September 2014

Blog: A Community Approach To Managing The Ebola Threat

In Lofa County, one of Liberia’s most productive farming regions, rural communities have been deeply affected by the spread of the Ebola virus.  Frances Kennedy visited Barkedu where the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 165 lives and the community is creating its own systems to manage the Ebola threat. The World Food Programme is stepping up food assistance to this and other communities who are struggling to feed themselves.

16 September 2014

Dispatches From C.A.R. 5: The Boy In The Rain

While violence and displacement of people remain the daily routine, WFP’s Communications Officer in Bangui, Donaig Le Du, shares her impressions from the field. Here's the fifth part of her series of blogs from C.A.R.

Food Security Analysis
16 September 2014

Blog: The New UN Hunger Report - What Does It Mean?

OK, so the UN has produced a new report on hunger and says there are now 805 million hungry people in the world. What does that mean? Is it good? Is it bad?

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide