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10.01.00 – FOOD AND NUTRITION

GAZA / WFP AID CROSSING

For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. WFP

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / FOOD AID

Food aid convoys from the World Food Programme have reached displaced Iraqis inKarbala, southwest ofBaghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. WFP  

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MALNUTRITION

Every day, when Nyabel Wal, thinks of preparing food for her family of five, she has only one option, to harvest the wild grass, known locally as wool, that grows near her home. The plant grows virtually everywhere in South Sudan and it is believed to be the only weed holding the deteriorating lives of [...]

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FOOD AID

On 11 August the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) launched a special food distribution aiming to reach 730,000 conflict-affected people in Gaza.  WFP

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) has  provided food assistance to more than 438,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq since mid-June, and is rapidly expanding its response, while the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is providing shelter, emergency items and protection monitoring for hundreds of thousands amongst the newly displaced population. WFP / UNHCR

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. Two UN agencies directors visited camps for displaced in town of Malakal, where they met severely malnourished children and their mothers.  WFP /UNICEF

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA /MALNUTRITION

The rural areas of Somalia were the epicenter of the famine in 2011.  Now due to poor rains and lack of access because of security issues – the number of children suffering malnutrition is growing. There are 200,000 acutely malnourished children in Somalia including 50,000 who are severely malnourished and require immediate treatment.  UNICEF

5 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / COUSIN

WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin wrapped up a two-day visit toIraq where she stopped at the Kalak transit camp and met with displaced people waiting for shelter in 45 degrees Celsius scorching heat. WFP

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD SECURITY

Nearly 100,000 people have fled to Mingkaman South Sudan, making it one of the largest displacement camps in the country. The United Nations has warned that four million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year. UNHCR  

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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