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Responding to Emergencies
7 November 2014

Philippines: A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, Survivors Rebuild Their Lives

It has been a year since Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines. The World Food Programme’s Faizza Tanggol and Anthony Chase Lim went back to Leyte to find out how the people are rebuilding their lives one year on.

6 November 2014

Philippines: A Year After Typhoon, Mother Treasures School Awards

After Typhoon Haiyan flattened her home in the Philippines, Analy’s first thought was to unearth the medals her children had won at school. The bits of ribbon and metal symbolised the family’s hopes of a better future. A year later, the family still has some rebuilding to do but Analy is happy to report that her children are back in school and hopes for the future are as vibrant as ever. 

5 November 2014

WFP's 10 Best Tweets Of October

Are you following WFP on Twitter? If not, here are 10 good reasons to do so -- a selection of tweets highlighting what we were up to in October.
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Responding to Emergencies
4 November 2014

Philippines: 1 Year After Typhoon Haiyan [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's a year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Here's a look back at what happened and how - thanks to partners and supporters around the world - the World Food Programme was able to respond.

3 November 2014

In Kenya, One Cook Is Serving Up School Lunches With A Side Of Love

Malwera Lekomom only made it through year 7 in school. Her family’s needs forced her to abandon her education in order to help out at home.  But with support from the World Food Programme, she's shaping a bright future for her children and countless others...

Focus on Women
31 October 2014

WFP’s Bike Ride for Rural Women in Ecuador

On October 19, the UN celebrated Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day by organizing an event with healthy activities for families at El Ejido Park in Quito.  The event was held by WFP and local, national, and international partners, as well as smallholder women farmers from rural areas of Ecuador who have formed associations to work together, reduce costs, and improve access to markets.  At the event, information regarding rural women, their importance in agricultural production, and the ways in which people in cities can support them, such as purchasing their fresh and healthy products, was shared with the public.

30 October 2014

13 Gifs To Explain WFP's Logistics Response To Ebola

As well as providing food to families affected by Ebola in West Africa, WFP is also providing crucial logistics support to our partners in this massive emergency operation. As you can see below, this includes building treatment units, dispatching relief supplies, building warehouses and transporting aid workers.

27 October 2014

How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia

The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia.

27 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau. 

26 October 2014

Displaced Iraqis face new threat as winter approaches

Trapped in their homes and villages for many weeks, thousands of Yazidi civilians fled the area taking refuge in Duhok Governorate after militant groups killed many of them. The Kurdistan region is home to hundreds of thousands of displaced families fleeing many parts of Iraq. Conflict and political instability have forced 1.2 million people from their homes. Cars, packed with children, have been fleeing into the Kurdish region, where hundreds of thousands of people are already sheltering. Sabri Gheeru is one of them. 

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