Logistics
7 April 2014

Indonesia: Vacancy Announcement for Logistics Officer

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the designated leader of the international humanitarian community in terms of Logistics coordination and response. As such, WFP has the responsibility of ensuring that the logistics support to a humanitarian response is implemented in a coordinated, predictable and efficient manner.

In order to improve the level of operational readiness, WFP is undertaking a logistics preparedness program in Indonesia to address specific scenarios.

The current scenario that is being addressed is a large earthquake occurring in the region of Yogyakarta.

In addressing this scenario, the most likely logistics network that has been identified would be to utilize Surabaya or Semarang as the strategic entry point by Air and Sea, and to establish forward operations bases in Solo or other relevant locations.

Climate Change
4 April 2014

Honduras: Groupo Jarmear Supports the Most Vulnerable Groups

With the support of Latin American consumer goods company Groupo Jarmear, 39,695 beneficiaries participating in the Vulnerable Groups Project (Proyecto de Atención a Grupos Vulnerables in Spanish) in the departments of Choluteca, Sur de Francisco Morazán, Sur del Paraíso, La Paz and Valle, received Clover Brand oil.

Blog
4 April 2014

Climate Change Is Already Impacting Vulnerable Communities, Says Report

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the impact of climate change. The report provides a much sharper warning than previous ones about the threat posed to food security, writes Richard Choularton, head of WFP's climate resilience unit.

Blog
3 April 2014

Blog From South Sudan: Desperate Need Food And Peace

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
1 April 2014

South Sudan: Hunger Mounts As Conflict Disrupts Markets

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is uprooting families and paralysing the food markets they depend on. Among the thousands forced to flee their homes is Elizabeth Nyanchuit, who trekked for 10 hours with her children and neighbours to find safety. She is now living in a hut made of reeds in Ganyiel, a rural community in the country's northern Unity State.

Responding to Emergencies
26 March 2014

Olympique Marseille Soccer Club Supports Children In Central African Republic

France’s Olympique Marseille soccer club is supporting the World Food Programme’s food assistance operations in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country teetering on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.

Responding to Emergencies
24 March 2014

'Hunger In Syria Shames Us All': WFP Emergency Coordinator

There are people forced to gather leaves, roots and grass in a bid to quell their children’s hunger, says WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator Muhannad Hadi as he reflects on the humanitarian impact of the Syrian crisis. This personal view of the crisis, built up while overseeing WFP’s emergency operations, comes as the conflict moves into its fourth year.

Responding to Emergencies
22 March 2014

Fleeing Homes, South Sudanese Find Refuge And Food In Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are pouring into Ethiopia, fleeing the fighting in their homeland. By the end of the year, officials say Ethiopia could be hosting some 150,000 South Sudanese refugees. WFP is distributing food rations to refugees in camps and border crossings, along with special, nutrient-packed foods for the most vulnerable. But the sheer numbers of new arrivals are straining the resources of the humanitarian community.

Blog
21 March 2014

Blog From Central African Republic: Teetering On The Brink

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just wrapped up a two-day fact-finding visit to the Central African Republic – a country facing a humanitarian disaster that risks getting even worse. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about her personal impressions of this ‘forgotten crisis’.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

CAR: Displaced Muslims Struggle To Keep Going In Northern Town

Before the crisis, more than 8,000 Muslims lived in the town of Bossangoa, in the northwest of the Central African Republic. There are now less than a thousand. Since January they have been relying on humanitarian assistance to survive, counting the days between one distribution and the next.

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