21 April 2015

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Victoria Cavanagh

From nutritionists to logistics officers – World Food Programme (WFP) staff often get asked about how they got into their line of work so we decided to ask them to share their experiences with you through our new monthly Q&A series. Hopefully you’ll find it a useful insight into international aid and how to work in the sector.

21 April 2015

South Sudan Must Not Be Forgotten

Two million people have been forced from their homes since December 2013, which marks the beginning of the South Sudan conflict. Today, an estimated 2.5 million men, women, and children face acute hunger and uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. The World Food Programme (WFP) and partner staff face serious risks in order to provide humanitarian assistance in conflict areas.

20 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Bangladesh

Hunger is a huge issue in Bangladesh. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

16 April 2015

In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope

Could you imagine being a parent and seeing your children staying home for months, not being able to go to school? The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has not only claimed over 3,800 lives, but for the past eight months, it has forced school children to stay at home, hampering education and the country’s capacity to build its future manpower.

Zainab Mansaray, WFP staff member and mother tells us what it means for her and her family that her children have been able to go back to school as of 14 April. 

16 April 2015

Niger: Redistributing Land to the Needy

More than 18,000 impoverished, landless households, will have access to farmable land during the next winter season, thanks to a land redistribution project proposed by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization, with the support of USAID. 

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16 April 2015

Reaching the Missing Middle

Hunger and malnutrition are not problems exclusive to low income countries. That is why the international community cannot realise its ambitious international agenda of achieving zero hunger and malnutrition without a renewed focus on countries in economic transition where hunger and malnutrition remain.

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16 April 2015

School Feeding Gives Iraqi Children Hope For A Better Future

WFP is providing school meals in Thi Qar, one of Iraq's most disadvantaged governorates, until the end of May 2015. Improving health and education is a priority for the governorate and daily school meals give parents an incentive to send their children to school and keep them there. Mohamed Jalil is one of 21,000 children benefiting from this.

15 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Chad

Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

14 April 2015

WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling. 

10 April 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in Rwanda

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. The World Food Programme (WFP) remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide