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Responding to Emergencies
19 April 2012

WFP helps families cope with the arrival of displaced people in South Kivu

A mother of nine, Josiane Matchirucha has not been displaced but, still, she is among the most affected by population displacement. Five families have sought shelter in her home. Now, forty people live under her roof, eat at her table and share her toilet.

ED - E.Cousin
12 April 2012

7 Questions For WFP's New Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

In her first week at the helm of the world's largest humanitarian aid agency, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin fielded questions from staff about herself and her plans for the fight against hunger. Here are some of her answers.

WFP Ambassadors
10 April 2012

Celebrity Partner Sami Yusuf Tells Young People To Do Their Part

At this year’s DIHAD conference on humanitarian aid, WFP Celebrity Partner Sami Yusuf called on the world’s youth to take the fight against hunger into their hands. The renowned singer-songwriter has been raising funds and awareness for hungry children in the Horn of Africa with his new single “Forgotten Promises”.

Food For Assets
10 April 2012

WFP provides internally-displaced people and widows with job opportunities

A food-for-assets project in Eastern Afghanistan provides displaced people and widows the chance to earn a living - while helping to make the country green.

5 April 2012

Courageous Sub-Office Team Evacuates Others, Then Returns To Battle Zone

"The longest 90 minutes of our lives,” was how one WFP staffer described the experience of driving his children and colleagues to safety through the Sudanese town of Kadugli, as gun battles raged on a summer day last year. The same staffer returned just hours later to help distribute food to frightened inhabitants

5 April 2012

Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives With ECHO

This year, the European Commission's Directorate- General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) marks its 20th anniversary. WFP joins in celebrating two decades of ECHO’s commitment to saving and protecting the lives of millions of people around the world.

Focus on Women
5 April 2012

Philippines: Women Planting For Their Community

After being displaced by conflict, the women of Manga have finally found a way to support their families. Together with other women from their community, they are helping rebuild their families' lives and re-establishing their own livelihoods.

4 April 2012

How WFP Responds To Disasters [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis. Want to know what happens when disaster strikes and WFP is called on to provide emergency food assistance? This infographic explains the key steps in our response, from the first few hours of the emergency right through to the situation 3 months later.

Food For Assets
3 April 2012

Cambodia: LG Visits WFP Programmes In Prey Veng Province

A high-level delegation from LG in South Korea recently visited Prey Veng Province in Cambodia to witness the impact of their three-year support to the communities participating in WFP’s Food-for-Assets programmes. The delegation was led by Young-Kee Kim, Executive Vice-President and Chief Relations Officer of the LG Group and their Corporate Social Responsibility Team accompanied by Monica Marshall, WFP Global Head of Private Partnerships and Edith Heines, WFP Cambodia Deputy Country Director.

Responding to Emergencies
27 March 2012

The Malnutrition Threat In The Sahel

How is the current hunger crisis in the Sahel impacting levels of malnutrition in the region? And what is WFP doing in response? In this Q&A, our West Africa team of nutritionists explain what's happening and what we're doing.

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