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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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20 Jan 2017 description


  • WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

  • WFP supports strengthening drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.

  • WFP is promoting the reduction of the main gender gaps affecting the economic empowerment of women along the bean value chain.

19 Jan 2017 description


  • In December, WFP prepared for the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) implementation which will replace the Emergency Operation in 2017 and will focus on activities designed to meet the short to medium term food security needs of vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine, providing emergency food assistance and engaging people in livelihood creation activities.

19 Jan 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Rachel Bezner Kerr, Emmanuel Chilanga (Email author), Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, Isaac Luginaah and Esther Lupafya

Published: 28 November 2016



19 Jan 2017 description


  • WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.
  • The WFP is assisting approximately 800,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the West Nile and southwest regions.
  • WFP is expanding conditional cash-based transfers in Karamoja as part of the asset-creation safety net.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description


The country office participated with six other African countries in the Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA) international workshop on monitoring and evaluation which took place in WFP Headquarters from 19 to 21 December. The workshop’s objectives were to take stock of the progress made by the PAA project, of the learning from the monitoring and evaluation and from the case studies across the countries.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

The man who raped Maureen was a friend of her father’s.

At the age of 11, she had left her home to work as a “house girl” for this family friend. In return, he purchased food for her family and paid Maureen’s school fees, which can be a barrier to education for girls in Malawi.

“We used to call him our uncle because of the good relationship they had,” the young Malawian woman said last year.

But then everything went wrong.

“His wife went out for a night, and that night he raped me,” Maureen said. “I didn’t tell anyone. I had no one to talk to.”

19 Jan 2017 description

Dear Action Against Hunger Supporters,

It’s an honor to report on a great year working together for nutrition security, to end hunger and all forms of undernutrition. For the New Year 2017, we are thrilled to start a new chapter of Action Against Hunger’s story.

18 Jan 2017 description



El conflicto armado y los desastres naturales han tenido impactos profundamente diferentes en mujeres, niñas, niños, hombres, niños de corta edad, adolescentes, personas mayores y población LGTBI. Todos ellos afrontan riesgos diferentes y por lo tanto han sido afectados y victimizados de manera distinta.

16 Jan 2017 description


  • A Country Programme Advisory Committee meeting, chaired by all WFP partner ministry officials, was organized to discuss and facilitate WFP’s work in India.
    The committee in principle ratified the Annual Work Plans for 2017.

  • A gender assessment commissioned by the country office was concluded. The recommendations of the assessment will be used to develop the country office gender strategy and action plan in-line with the global gender policy and regional gender strategy.

10 Jan 2017 description

The purpose of this report is to outline the experience of piloting a set of developed survey questions meant to assess gender dynamics and women's empowerment in markets, in the Lake Chad basin Regional Market Assessment (WFP, ACF, et al. 2016). It should be used as a historical overview of lessons learned and good practices in developing tools to assess and monitor gender and empowerment in humanitarian crises.