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Responding to Emergencies
21 March 2014

CAR Crisis: Refugees And Congolese Residents Manage To Make Ends Meet

When conflict or disaster hits, local families are the primary source of refuge and comfort for the disaster/conflict-affected populations before front line humanitarian agencies like WFP can have time and resources to intervene. In DRC’s northern province of Equateur several Congolese families have opened their doors to hundreds of thousands of CAR citizens who had fled scenes of horrors in their home country last year. Marie-Claire, a Congolese young mother tells us what it is to be a host family.

Blog
21 March 2014

Blog From Central African Republic: Teetering On The Brink

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just wrapped up a two-day fact-finding visit to the Central African Republic – a country facing a humanitarian disaster that risks getting even worse. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about her personal impressions of this ‘forgotten crisis’.

Statement
20 March 2014

WFP Starts Voucher Assistance In Darfur’s Largest IDP Camp

Huwa, a displaced mother of three, is now able to “shop” for her food inside Darfur’s largest camp for internally displaced people. After seven years of receiving traditional food rations of cereals and chickpeas, she is now able to exchange her voucher for fresh produce as well as food that cater to the community’s taste like dried okra and dried tomatoes.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

Nicaragua: Food Distribution to the Miskito Communities

WFP ensures that those in need do not go hungry. This month food was distributed to one of the most remote areas of Nicaragua, the Miskito communities. It is a region that few have visited. Its people are natives to the Caribbean coast, retain their own language, ancestral traditions, and communal organization. 

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

CAR: Displaced Muslims Struggle To Keep Going In Northern Town

Before the crisis, more than 8,000 Muslims lived in the town of Bossangoa, in the northwest of the Central African Republic. There are now less than a thousand. Since January they have been relying on humanitarian assistance to survive, counting the days between one distribution and the next.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2014

Central African Republic On Brink Of Catastrophe

The Central African Republic is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as violence forces more and more people to flee their homes and the national economy edges towards collapse. With local food systems breaking down, WFP and its partners are seeing cases of malnutrition multiply.

Focus on Women
18 March 2014

Nicaragua: Entrepreneuse and Successful

Martha Matute is a 36 year old single woman from the town of Jalapa, Nueva Segovia. Martha has been an active member of the smallholder farmer’s organization “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizons) for the past 5 years. While speaking with her she adamantly expressed how “blessed” and happy she is because of the opportunity she now has share information and advise women of her community.

School Meals
18 March 2014

School Vegetable Gardens For Healthier Children In Tanzania

A WFP school gardening project ensures that children are provided with nutritious and healthy meals which help them stay fit and focused in school. 

Logistics
17 March 2014

Nicaragua: Better Storage for Better Sales

WFP’s logistics team held a workshop for agricultural cooperative members in the departments of Jinotega, Matagalpa and Estelí. The training focused on the handling and storage of foods in their warehouses.

School Meals
17 March 2014

Government Support Means School Meals Continue To Boost Learning In Zambia

In 2002/3, when Zambia suffered one of its worst droughts, the World Food Programme worked with the country's Ministry of Education to re-start school feeding. Initially, the programme reached only 10,000 school children in five districts. Just over a decade later, some 860,000 children in over 2,000 schools are now receiving school meals on a daily basis.

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