In order to better contribute to reinforcing community resilience and food and nutritional security, WFP has developed a diagnostic and planning approach based on community participation. A training and practical exercise on “Community-Based Participatory Planning” (CBPP) took place from 4 to 8 April 2016 in Banogo, East region. State centralized and decentralized technical and NGO staff and local community members participated in the exercise, which was organized by WFP partner “Appui à la promotion du développement durable des communautés” (APDC).
WFP’s Automated Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) is being opened up to other organizations in a move that can improve the collective humanitarian response on the ground.
WFP is supporting Food Revolution Day on Friday 20 May as a means of helping tackle child malnutrition. The day forms part of the wider Food Revolution – a global campaign run by the Jamie Oliver Foundation to inspire positive change in how people access, consume and understand food.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador a month ago had a devastating impact, with more than 650 people killed, 7,000 injured and more than 500,000 in need of humanitarian assistance. Among those affected was WFP's Jorge Arteaga, who lost three family members in the quake.
Here he describes the immediate aftermath of the disaster, WFP's response and how he has played his own part despite his personal loss.
More than 17 percent of primary school-aged population in Guinea is not attending classes, three-quarters of them are girls. The main reasons include cultural beliefs, ignorance and poverty. To encourage parents to send their children to school and address rural poverty, WFP is implementing since 2015 a “Home-Grown School Feeding” pilot in 281 schools in Forest Guinea. Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), this initiative supports smallholder farmers particularly women to produce rice and fresh vegetables that are locally purchased and supplied to the schools to feed school children in most food insecure areas of the country.
Not since World War II has mankind seen the level of human suffering as in Syria today. On May 23-24, the United Nations will convene the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, to address what has been deemed the greatest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime and to develop a global call to action on crises around the world.
Local communities in the highlands of Ecuador have felt the direct impact of climate change through the loss of agricultural yields, fishery and tourism. Rosa Maria Cacuango, a smallholder farmer, has directly faced this challenge. Lack of rainfall and frequent droughts led to food insecurity as well as loss of income among her community. But now, Rosa Maria is more resilient, thanks to the “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security” or the FORECCSA project, implemented by the government with WFP’s support.
Following the earthquake that destroyed both lives and buildings, humanitarian response is arriving in Ecuador.
Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. Now, peace is coming to C.A.R. and people need support to recover and rebuild.