Climate Change
18 February 2016

Ending Hunger: 3 Things That Need To Happen After The Paris Agreement

The World Food Programme’s vision is to eradicate hunger by 2030, a bold aim in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs require us to leave nobody behind and to meet the needs of those furthest behind first. The Paris Agreement, reached at COP 21 in December, prioritizes those most vulnerable to climate change, including the 795 million hungry people in the world today. While it is an unprecedented success, it needs to be backed up with urgent action.

18 February 2016

From Junior Professional Officer to Humanitarian Expert – The Journey of a Former JPO: Yoko Honda

Yoko Honda, Human Resources Officer, shares her experience and insight as a former JPO and gives her advice for those interested in becoming a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with WFP.

15 February 2016

The Smart Thing To Do

How can technology rebalance food systems so they help the world reach Zero Hunger by 2030? This is the question that Executive Director Ertharin Cousin seeks to answer in a special edition of Foreign Affairs magazine, dedicated to African Farmers in the Digital Age. “Technology simply serves as a vehicle for providing the data, the analysis, the communication, and the access that drives educational, social, political, and economic change, offering farmers an existential helping-hand by opening up previously unimaginable opportunities and choices,” says the Executive Director.

11 February 2016

FamilyChef: Ukrainian Borsch

Welcome to FamilyChef, the recipe series of the World Food Programme (WFP). If you’re wondering what happened to VoucherChef, don’t worry! We know how much you loved it, and that’s why we’ve given it a new name and made it even better.

In Ukraine, the World Food Programme provides internally displaced and conflict-affected people with food assistance through food distributions and food vouchers. Iuliia Korzh was with a young mother from Donetsk who showed her how to prepare Borsch Soup, a typical Ukrainian dish.

11 February 2016

Afghanistan: Working On Warehouse Wisdom

In disaster and conflict prone Afghanistan, WFP is helping the government and local Red Crescent Society to prepare for future catastrophes by building capacity through training in warehouse management.   

Cash and Vouchers
9 February 2016

In Mogadishu, WFP Is Supporting The Most Vulnerable People With Cash-Based Transfers

Across Somalia, more than a million people are struggling to meet their basic food needs, particularly internally displaced people and the urban poor. With support from the European Union’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), WFP is now providing the most vulnerable people in Mogadishu with cash-based assistance so they can shop for the food they need. WFP is increasingly providing cash-based transfers in places where food is available in the markets, but lack of income prevents vulnerable families from accessing it.  

9 February 2016

“We Bend Like Reeds But Do Not Break” Coping With Drought In Haiti

WFP in Haiti is working with people there as they cope with the effects of a devastating drought, made worse by El Nino. Singing as they work helps this community through the hard labour of soil preservation and land restoration.

Fanm yo, nou se wozo, nou se wozo, se wozo nou ye, yo met boule nou, yo met koupe racin nou, lé la pli a tonbe n’ap boujonnen…”:

Women, we are reeds… they may burn us, they may cut our roots, when the rain falls, we will sprout again…”

Purchase for Progress
5 February 2016

From Purchase for Progress to Trade for Progress: a Story from DRC

Two letters and a numeral – P4P – have turned around the life of Jacquie Kyungu Bimuloko (31), a mother of six is from the Luba ethnic group living in the town of Kabalo in Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

3 February 2016

Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million People In Need

Ethiopia is in the grip of its worst drought in recent history. More than ten million people are in need of assistance according to the Government and humanitarian agencies. On Sunday 31 January, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Ethiopia to see first-hand the consequences of the drought in one of the worst affected areas.

Nutrition
2 February 2016

Sierra Leone: Moms And Their Babies Are Returning To The Health Centres

Use of basic health services drastically reduced at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The population was hesitant to approach the health centres due to fears of either contacting Ebola or being labelled as someone affected by it. Getting mothers and children back to the health centres to access critical maternal and child health services has been challenging.

In partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to increase uptake of services. Through the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months and pregnant and nursing mothers at Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), WFP is also helping to improve the nutrition status of vulnerable groups, reaching more than 43,000 children and mothers across the country.

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