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.
3 August 2015
Recent intensified fighting in several South Sudan locations has made it more difficult to provide humanitarian assistance to people in critical need. The World Food Programme (WFP) is adapting its operations to reach people who have been cut off from food assistance for months.
20 July 2015
The World Food Programme (WFP) is taking steps to diversify and improve the way it delivers food assistance in parts of South Sudan where there are functioning markets.
30 June 2015
AWEIL –In many parts of South Sudan the rains are a curse as much as a blessing. Heavy rain often leads to flooding which damages crops or washes them away entirely, leaving people even more vulnerable to food insecurity. The World Food Programme (WFP) through its Food Assistance For Asset-creation (FFA) activities helps communities to strengthen their resilience to such shocks. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal State several communities have optedto construct infrastructure that prevents flood waters from destroying crops and homes.
21 May 2015
The villagers in Ganyiel, a small village surrounded by swampland in southern Unity State of South Sudan, have become accustomed to seeing planes airdrop bags of cereal and pulses but seeing vegetable oil falling from the sky was something new. This happened in May when the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil.
21 April 2015
Two million people have been forced from their homes since December 2013, which marks the beginning of the South Sudan conflict. Today, an estimated 2.5 million men, women, and children face acute hunger and uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. The World Food Programme (WFP) and partner staff face serious risks in order to provide humanitarian assistance in conflict areas.
9 April 2015
The civil conflict that has engulfed South Sudan over the past 15 months has had ethnic dimensions and has particularly ignited tensions between the Dinka and Nuer communities. But the crisis in South Sudan – like the country itself – is far more complex than many people may assume.
27 March 2015
Fifteen months of fighting in South Sudan has forced almost two million people from their homes, damaged farming and trade and devastated people’s lives. Elizabeth Nyalat, who is among 50,000 receiving food assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) in a place called Ganyiel, tells how the war destroyed her dream of becoming a school teacher.
20 March 2015
With many families in South Sudan unsure of where their next meal will come from, WFP continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the world's newest country.
29 December 2014
From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.
- WFP, UNHCR expect millions to be hungry if crisis continues Source: Eye Radio
- South Sudan Urgently Needs Help to Stave Off Famine, U.N. Warns Source: The New York Times
- Greater Tragedy Looms Over South Sudan, Aid Officials Warn Source: VOA News
- Here’s What UNICEF and WFP’s New Relief Operation in South Sudan Looks Like Source: UN Dispatch
- South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN Source: Z News/ AFP