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.

 

Logistics
21 May 2015

Heads Up! Vegetable Oil Falls From The Sky In South Sudan

The villagers in Ganyiel, a small village surrounded by swampland in southern Unity State of South Sudan, have become accustomed to seeing planes airdrop bags of cereal and pulses but seeing vegetable oil falling from the sky was something new. This happened in May when the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil.

19 May 2015

Nepal’s Operation Mountain Express

A team of elite mountain climbers is helping the World Food Programme (WFP) reach earthquake survivors in some of Nepal’s toughest mountain terrain, areas that helicopters and trucks can’t reach.

18 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Madagascar

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

18 May 2015

WFP's Food for Work Helps Restore Schools in Sierra Leone

After eight months of closed doors in Sierra Leone, schools began to reopen across the country in mid-April. To ensure that children were able to return to clean and safe classrooms, thousands of volunteers embarked on a massive school cleaning exercise, reaching about 8,000 schools across the country. Their reward? Much needed food. All thanks to WFP's Food for Work proramme. 

School Meals
18 May 2015

Introducing Yoghurt Into WFP's School Meals In Burkina Faso

In May, the World Food Programme began distributing yoghurt as part of its school feeding programme in Dori, the capital of Burkina Faso's Sahel region - a region with the lowest school enrolment rates and highest malnutrition rates in the country. The initiative will benefit nearly 200,000 students across 12 schools, and it's a first not only in Burkina Faso, but across the West Africa region.

15 May 2015

Emergency Air Evacuations in the DRC

The humanitarian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) relies on the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service’s (UNHAS) to reach remote areas, support national disaster responses, as well as carry out emergency evacuations of humanitarian aid workers. 

15 May 2015

WFP Staff in Yemen Accelerate Support as Ceasefire Takes Hold

World Food Programme (WFP) staff in Yemen are ready to provide emergency food rations during crucial five-day ceasefire.

RBA
14 May 2015

A Road to Prosperity in Zambia

"The UN’s Rome-based Agencies (the World Foood Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) are combining their comparative advantages to increase their speed and effectiveness in helping isolated farming villages in northern Zambia get out of poverty and into business"

Responding to Emergencies
13 May 2015

Nepal: New Challenges Ahead For Relief Operations Following New Quake

Within hours of the quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, with the Emergency Coordinator, Richard Ragan, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.

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