Responding to Emergencies
29 January 2015

WFP Shedding Light on Santiago de Cuba Port

Santiago de Cuba was the worst affected province in eastern Cuba after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Extensive losses were reported in the agricultural sector and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Public infrastructure was severely damaged, including the Port of Santiago de Cuba, a key entry point for supplies.

Focus on Women
29 January 2015

Nepal: The Girl Who Climbed The World's Tallest Mountains

Nimdoma Sherpa, a former WFP School Feeding recipient became one of the youngest Nepali women to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 17. Following her conquest of Mt. Everest, she joined the Seven Summits Women Team, with the aim of climbing the seven highest peaks of the world. She recently fulfilled her aspiration after conquering Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica in December 2014, at the age of 24. She speaks to WFP Nepal about her penchant for climbing and her future plans. 
 

28 January 2015

Canadian Delegation Visits WFP Projects in Cuba

HAVANA. --Knowledge management and cost management acquired by farmers and managers of cooperatives was one of the aspects that most impressed the delegation of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada who recently visited World Food Programme (WFP) projects in the province of Guantánamo.

Aid professionals
28 January 2015

Weather Index Insurance: A Powerful Tool Against Hunger

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a study demonstrating that weather-based index insurance can help the rural poor on a large scale to become more food secure. The report features WFP and Oxfam America’s R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) as one of the five most significant efforts to expand insurance coverage to people who need it the most.

28 January 2015

Chinese Netizens Set a New Guinness World Record Supporting WFP

What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!

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:

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