28 January 2015

Senegal: Building Resilience for Rural Communities

Fatou Ba is a 22-year-old mother of four and lives with her family in the small village of Koundiaw Souare, 100 kilometers from the town of Tambacounda in Senegal.

“My husband is a farmer, and when the growing season was not good for the year, he fed our family by selling firewood.”

As in many rural communities in Africa, she and her family live in a fragile, disaster-prone area and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. When the rain comes too early, or too late, the desperate measures they resort to can further degrade their environment, exposing them to greater climate risk.

Disaster Risk Reduction
28 January 2015

Philippines: Drivers Of Disaster Resilience In Benguet

Benguet is not a stranger to natural disasters – from earthquakes to typhoons – which have resulted in the loss of lives in the province.  Benguet’s experiences from these disasters cemented the belief that it is not enough to just be equipped when responding. Preparedness is equally important.

Meet some of the drivers of disaster resilience in the Province of Benguet. With the help of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Projects, they are moulding Benguet into a province that is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

27 January 2015

New Programming Guide Highlights Food and Nutrition in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

A new programming guide on food and nutrition in the context of HIV and Tuberculosis published by WFP together with UNAIDS and PEPFAR/USAID describes why food and nutrition support is an essential component of prevention, treatment, care and support of people living with HIV and discusses how to integrate it into programmes. 

27 January 2015

Sister Maria's Lists: "How We Build A Future For Children After Ebola"

Here's the story of Sister Maria and 541 "Ebola orphans". Thanks to her work and the food provided by WFP, these children have now found an alternative source of sustenance after their parents have passed away.

26 January 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Yemen

Hunger is a huge issue in Yemen. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

Preventing Hunger
22 January 2015

WFP Food Carries Internally Displaced People Through The Afghan Winter

Every winter, WFP distributes food to vulnerable families living in the Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS).

Responding to Emergencies
20 January 2015

WFP Responds To Malawi's Flood Disaster

It is estimated that floods have left scores dead and more than 100,000 people displaced from their homes in Malawi. The World Food Programme started food distributions in some of the worst-affected areas within days of the President of Malawi declaring a disaster in 15 of the country's 28 districts. 

19 January 2015

Vouchers for Freedom of Choice in Chad

Mariam, 22, a returnee to Chad from Central African Republic, arrived in Gore with a Chadian convoy in February 2014.  In CAR, she managed a small business with her husband, recharging mobile telephones.  Now, however, she has no more family in Chad, as her parents moved long ago to CAR. 

19 January 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Democratic Republic of Congo

Did you know the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world? Help us raise awareness by sharing these ten sobering facts:  

15 January 2015

Searching for Food and Safety in Cameroon

A dusty road in eastern Cameroon leads to Gbiti, a small village at the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). The village is home to more than 4,000 refugees of the bloody conflict in the CAR that erupted a little over a year ago. As in all of the seven refugee sites along the border, the majority of the refugees in Gbiti are children.

The countries are separated only by a small river, where women wash their family’s clothes and Cameroonian soldiers are patrolling.  It is the same spot where hundreds to thousands of Central Africans have been crossing the river every day only a couple of months ago – and still people are arriving.   

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide