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  • Families In Kenya’s Tana Delta Grateful To The People Of Japan

    Kenya Tana River - Yo Ito

    18/10/2016 — Floods

    During the 2015 short rains season, Kenya received greater than usual amounts of rains, owing to the El Niño weather phenomenon. While these rains greatly improved pasture and rejuvenated water sources in the livestock farming

  • How To Dodge A Drought Zambia-style

    22/09/2016 — Floods

    In Zambia, smallholder farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and constantly face challenges such as erratic rainfall, fragile soil and poor access to markets. Climate change places an additional burden on farmers’ food security by increasing the frequency

  • A 100-Metre Dike Gives Hope in Tajikistan

    Tajikistan image

    26/07/2016 — Floods

    Climate change is drastically altering social and environmental conditions in one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, Tajikistan. Abnormally high temperatures are resulting in higher water elevation levels in the Vakhsh River due to rapid

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  • 05/11/2015 — Floods SHOTLIST (PDF)

    EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media)

    The current El Niño is one of the strongest on the record and its impact on food security illustrates the need to increase investment in disaster risk reduction, early warning, climate change adaptation and resilience building. El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It occurs every 3-7 years. During an El Niño event, the relationship between winds and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean changes, modifying weather conditions around the world. The resulting changes in rainfall and temperature affect crop and pasture development across many of the areas where WFP works. It is possible that WFP will be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 when the impact of the El Niño event translates into increased food assistance needs across most of our areas of operation.

  • 07/05/2014 — Floods

    Food Rushed In For Survivors Of Landslides In Afghanistan

    Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province on May 2. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation. Programme officer Marcus Prior explains.

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