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10 January 2016

Getting A Convoy Ready For Madaya

WFP and partner agencies ICRC, UNICEF, and WHO prepare convoys of much needed supplies for those in need in Madaya, Foah and Kufraya.

6 January 2016

WFP And Partners Work To Enhance Aid Delivery For Refugees In Chad

Surrounded by countries torn by armed conflict, Chad has become host to more than 344,000 refugees, most from Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and, more recently, Nigeria. The volume of refugees has become a massive burden for Chad, which is one of the poorest countries on the planet. Further, hope is dwindling for many that they will ever return home, since most of these refugees have been in Chad for over a decade. WFP and its partners are finding solutions to make sure that assistance reaches the needs of the most vulnerable of these refugees to improve their food security and livelihood. 

1 January 2016

Myanmar: Five Months After The Floods

In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains, and exposure to Cyclone Komen, which passed by the country’s southern coast. More than 9 million people have been affected in 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions, with the loss of homes, livelihoods, crops and food stocks. 

30 December 2015

Nepal: Cold And Hungry At The Roof-Of-The-World

In Nepal,  still reeling from a devastating earthquake in April 2015, a dispute over the contents of the country’s new constitution has caused a months long closure of border points with India. 

This story explores how it is the poor and vulnerable, especially those affected by the earthquake, that are bearing the brunt of this crisis – and what the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is doing to help. 

29 December 2015

Relief Challenges As Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency

WFP plans to strengthen collaboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho's worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by the El Niño weather phenomenon which has brought reduced rainfall to much of southern Africa. 

29 December 2015

Destruction Of Food In Deurali, Gorkha

On 29 December 2015, in Deurali, Gorkha, WFP disposed of 6.7 metric tons of food found to be unfit for human consumption. 

Cash and Vouchers
23 December 2015

Resilience To Natural Disasters With Cash Transfers In Madagascar

In the poor urban areas of Madagascar affected by flooding, a Cash for Assets programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) enables communities to restore their livelihoods, improve their access to food and prepare for whatever the cyclone season might throw at them.

Climate Change
22 December 2015

In Kenya, WFP Assists Families Displaced By El Niño Floods

WFP is providing food for at least a month to around 83,000 people affected by flooding in the eastern parts of Kenya. Heavy rains have displaced thousands from their farms, leaving them without access to food.

22 December 2015

Rugby World Cup raises US$1.75 million to tackle hunger worldwide!

This year’s Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom has raised nearly US$2 million to provide school meals for children worldwide and food for people in emergencies.

Logistics
22 December 2015

WFP’s Largest Air Operation Of The Year In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The territory of Walikale in the North Kivu province has been the scene of fighting between armed groups for two decades. However, there has been a significant increase in the number and intensity of attacks since August 2015. 

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide