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Responding to Emergencies
17 December 2014

Philippines: Timely Support Appreciated

Providing timely assistance after a humanitarian emergency is one of the World Food Programme's (WFP) main goals. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), WFP was able to preposition food in strategic areas around the country before Typhoon Hagupit made landfall.

Responding to Emergencies
17 December 2014

Philippines: What Makes Diana Enciso Smile Despite Typhoon Hagupit

The town of Dolores in Eastern Samar experienced the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit when it made its first landfall in the area on 6 December 2014. Here is the story of Diana Enciso who shares her experience during Hagupit.

School Meals
17 December 2014

Laos Government Shares WFP School Meals Experience In Brazil

The WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil hosted a delegation from the Government of Lao PDR to share experiences on fighting hunger.  The study visit highlighted the benefits of including nutrition and school meals in national policy, with the Laos Government confirming that school meals will be included in the National Education Law and the Human Resource Development Plan.

16 December 2014

Life in the Northern Ecuadorian Border: Jazmin’s Story

Jazmin is a Colombian refugee in the Ecuadorian northern border receiving WFP assistance. Her story is part of the exhibit “Family Meal: What brings us together”. The exhibit, displayed in several European cities, shows the impact of WFP’s work with funding from the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) on families around the world.

Responding to Emergencies
16 December 2014

We Want Food But Peace In South Sudan Would Be Even Better

It is one year since conflict erupted in South Sudan. The fighting has seriously affected food security in the country, leaving it on the brink of a hunger catastrophe. WFP and its partners have been at the forefront of efforts to bring lifesaving assistance to over 2.5 million people affected by the conflict. All these people just want peace so that they can return to their lives. Two women who received assistance from WFP and its partners in Mabior (Jonglei State) where WFP assisted nearly 40,000 people in November and in Kadet (Unity State) where the agency provided food to 10,000 people in November, talked about their experiences and wishes.

15 December 2014

The Gambia: Making School Feeding Programmes Work

Besides the opportunity to learn, children look forward to two things at the beginning of a school year in the The Gambia: reuniting with friends and the daily hot meals that WFP provides to more than 100, 000 children, thanks to the European Union. 

15 December 2014

From Fleeing Fighting to Assisting Those in Need in South Sudan – the Story of A WFP Enumerator

KADET - Doru Gladys Oliver had only been back in her home country, South Sudan, for two months when fighting erupted. The 20-year-old now works as an enumerator for WFP travelling to hard-to-reach areas to provide assistance to people in need. She tells us her story.

Preventing Hunger
15 December 2014

10 Facts About Hunger In Lesotho

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rate in the world. Please help The World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

15 December 2014

Cost of Hunger in Chad to be Revealed

N’DJAMENA – A groundbreaking study of the impact of hunger on Chad’s economy is starting in the New Year. Part of a series of surveys known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA), it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in Chad.  

12 December 2014

A New Dawn For School Meals In Lesotho

....as stakeholders show support for Home-Grown School Feeding

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