Responding to Emergencies
25 August 2009

Kenyan Herders Devastated As Long Rains Fail

Kenya’s drought has forced herders to roam further and further with their animals in search of pasture. Cattle are dying, pushing pastoralist communities into hunger and swelling the numbers of Kenyans needing food assistance. Read News Release

Food For Assets
24 August 2009

Cassava Project Offers Food, Hope In Northeastern Uganda

Some 16,000 residents of the dry Karamoja region are learning to cultivate cassava, a drought-resistent crop that can help the area overcome its longstanding hunger problems. It's one of the ways WFP and its sister UN agency FAO are promoting long-term 'food security'.

Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP To Increase Assistance To Southern Sudan

WFP will dispatch more food to southern Sudan where conflict, poor rainfall and high food prices have combined to push the number of people needing assistance up to 1.3 million. Airdrops will be needed to reach remote areas.

Logistics
20 August 2009

Braced For Haiti’s Hurricane Season

As the first hurricane of 2009 grinds its way across the western Atlantic, the World Food Programme in Haiti is completing disaster-preparedness measures for this year’s hurricane season, in an island nation hit by four serious storms last year

Aid professionals
20 August 2009

What’s At Stake In Afghanistan

Afghans working to build a better future for their country face a difficult and dangerous task. But for this World Food Programme staff member in Kabul, the risks are worth it. His name is being withheld for security reasons.
Aid professionals
19 August 2009

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2009

World Humanitarian Day is being observed for the first time this year even as attacks against humanitarian workers have reached record levels.
Aid professionals
19 August 2009

WFP’s Regional Cairo Bureau Marks World Humanitarian Day With Tribute, Plaque

WFP staff member Gene Luna, killed in a 2007 bomb attack in Algiers, is one of scores of humanitarian workers who have died in the line of duty in recent years.

Responding to Emergencies
13 August 2009

Funding Shortfall Adds To Misery Of Displaced Yemenis

A five-year conflict pitting government forces against rebels in northern Yemen has caused widespread suffering and displaced tens of thousands of people. Their plight worsened recently when WFP was forced to halve rations due to lack of funds.

Food For Assets
12 August 2009

Water Arrives In Sudan’s Drought Belt

For years, residents of central Sudan’s desolate North Kordofan state spent precious time and money to obtain water. No longer – thanks to a massive reservoir, built as a World Food Programme food-for-work project.

Focus on Women
12 August 2009

Donkeys Deliver Food And Business to Somali Refugees

Somali refugees living in northern Kenya are starting small businesses thanks to an income generation initiative launched by WFP and CARE International.

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