23 February 2015
Because of Ebola, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after the July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of months of education. Public schools started to re-open in Guinea on 19 January, and WFP has gradually begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January.
4 February 2015
Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.
28 January 2015
What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!
15 January 2015
Have you ever been inside an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)? Neither has 99.999% of the world. You can bet that the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster team is part of the 0.001% that has.
12 November 2014
During emergencies, coordination is essential for the success of relief operations. The Logistics Cluster is a group of humanitarian organizations who work together to ensure efficient and effective logistics in emergencies. Because of its expertise and field capacity, WFP was chosen to lead the Logistics Cluster. In Ebola-affected countries, the Cluster is working to support the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the humanitarian community.
9 October 2014
WFP is scaling up its response to the Ebola virus to provide assistance to around 1 million people affected by the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, delivering food alongside the health response. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Donate here
9 October 2014
The Ebola response is requiring the support of the entire humanitarian community. WFP is assisting UN agencies, NGOs and Governments with critical logistics support.
4 September 2014
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency response in Ebola-hit nations of West Africa – most notably Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In this interview, WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown, who has just come back from the front lines of the operation, describes the situation in the field.
18 August 2014
The United Nations World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to provide food to around 1 million people living in restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
8 July 2014
Using a new method for extracting salt that relies on the sun and wind, small-scale farmers in Guinea are now producing a naturally-iodized salt without damaging the environment. WFP has already purchased 35 mt of the local salt, providing an important source of income for smallholder farmers while improving the nutrition of local communities.
- Japan gives Guinea US$5.8 million for health Source: Afrique En Ligne
- GUINEA: Climbing out of the donor funding gap Source: IRIN
- UN to Shutdown Critical Air Service to West Africa Source: VOA News (USA)
- Guinea’s humanitarian flights may be grounded Source: Afrol News
- Guinea: Child malnutrition - moving beyond stop-gaps Source: IRIN
- Seasonal Monitor
- Guinea - mVAM Bulletin #11: Borders reopened but negative coping levels remained high, January 2015
- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - mVAM Regional Bulletin #3: Households are using fewer negative coping strategies in Freetown and Monrovia, January 2015
- Impact of West Africa Ebola Outbreak on Food Security and Staple Food Prices
- 30 October 2014 How WFP Supports Ebola Response In Guinea