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18 August 2015

Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

P4P Stories from the field, Gender
19 March 2015

In Ethiopia, the WFP Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme buys large amounts of maize from smallholder farmers via cooperative unions and is helping transform livelihoods, but bringing women farmers into the programme has remained a major challenge. To overcome that challenge, WFP launched a P4P gender initiative three years ago, which is starting to bear fruit in Ethiopia.


3 March 2015

By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud

WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues  from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities.  We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment.

Climate Change, Droughts
12 December 2014

Zemada Kebeb is a farmer living in Ethiopia’s drought-prone Tigray region. In the past, recurring droughts threatened to push her and her four children into chronic hunger. But now, with the help of a resilience-building initiative called R4, Zemada no longer fears a lack of rainfall and has enough stability to start growing new things like mangos.

HIV/AIDS
28 November 2014

In 2011, WFP received its largest contribution from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US$56 million for a five-year programme in Ethiopia.  Although WFP had been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia since 2003, the PEPFAR contribution enabled a new dimension of assistance, where people are now provided with the ability to address their households’ food and nutrition requirements and send their kids to school.  Two women reflect on the impact that this generous donation has had on their lives.

Cash and Vouchers, School Meals
16 October 2014

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.


4 September 2014

Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in?


18 August 2014

This week we celebrate World Humanitarian Day—a time to recognize our staff who are in the field, every day.  Since conflict began in South Sudan over eight months ago, more than 180,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring Ethiopia.  Fatmata Kokobaye is head of WFP office in Gambela responsible for providing life-saving support to South Sudanese refugees. Gambela is also an important corridor for food assistance to get into South Sudan, by air, land or river. Here she tells us her story. 

School Meals
23 June 2014

Among the Kereyu community in Ethiopia’s southern Oromia province, WFP’s school feeding programme is tipping the scales as parents weigh whether to take their children on seasonal migrations or leave them in school.

Climate Change
23 June 2014

Agro-pastoralists in Ethiopia's northern Afar region once used to migrate in search of water and pasture for their herds. But today, they are staying put, thanks to a range of government environmental and public works projects, supported by WFP.