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11 Jul 2019 description


Climate and food security analyses are an important first step to identify the most appropriate policies and programmes that WFP, governments and partners can consider when designing a climate change adaptation intervention.

19 Jun 2019 description


• A Planting Strategy has been developed by partners that outlines priority planting areas for the next three years, such as riparian protection, slope stabilization, roadside erosion control, windbreak, and institutional/homestead. Selected sites were approved by the CiCs, and coordinated efforts were made to avoid overlaps between partners, under the umbrella of Site Management Sector.

• A planting Kick-Off will take place on 26 June in Camp 4 Extension to mark the start of coordinated planting activities for this year.

14 May 2019 description


For a full view of IOM and UNHCR Areas of Responsibility, please consult the Shelter/NFI Dashboard

  • Distribution of LPG and monthly refills are ongoing in refugee and host communities. In total, 245,000 families are planned to be reached by July 2019.

14 May 2019 description

Who are we?

The Energy and Environment Technical Working Group (EETWG) provides a platform for the identification of environmental priorities and solutions in Cox’s Bazar. Supported by the Bangladeshi government, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, the EETWG acts as a think tank, provides technical advice to partners, and ensures crosscutting linkage between sectors

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 1.21 six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

164,200 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 534,947 cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.62 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements

27,673 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

04 May 2018 description

In Numbers

1 in 5 children (15%) are acutely malnourished (wasting) in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranked 4th out of 181 countries prone to climate shocks (Global Climate Risk Index)

US$ 5.8 m six months April – September2018) net funding requirements, representing 33% of total requirement for 2018

Operational Updates

13 Feb 2018 description

WFP works with partners to design and implement a range of programming tools to increase climate resilience, employing integrated climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation approaches. WFP’s aim is to allow food insecure communities, institutions and governments to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate shocks. Check out our brochure to learn more on WFP climate resilience tools.

07 Feb 2018 description

Climate change affects food-insecure people the most. Many of them live in countries that are prone to extreme weather events and face high levels of environmental degradation. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent.
Climate disasters such as droughts, storms and floods will act as some of the driving forces behind these increases.

07 Feb 2018 description

NADI – Humanitarian responders from six Pacific Island nations came together this week to improve how they prepare for and respond to natural disasters, fine-tuning their leadership and coordination skills. A two-and-a-half-day emergency simulation helped responders learn from each other and master the latest global best practices in emergency food security response.

18 Oct 2017 description

Usulután, 18 de octubre de 2017 – El Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director de Proteccion Civil, Jorge Meléndez; la Directora de atención Ciudadana e Institucional de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente (MARN), Sonia Baires; el Agregado en Asuntos de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión Europea (UE), el Sr.

11 Oct 2017 description
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Strategy paper
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Background paper

Background and Rationale

Smallholders number over 500 million worldwide. They produce much of the world’s food but face major challenges in profitable market engagement. Due to their physical, economic, social, and political marginalization, most smallholders pursue low-productivity, subsistence-oriented livelihoods that support meagre and unhealthy diets. Millions of them are therefore chronically food insecure and vulnerable to shocks.

06 Sep 2017 description


Hydrology + Meteorology = A discipline contributing to the production, delivery, and the use of weather, water and climate information.

Hydromet services provide real-time weather, water, early warning, and climate data critically needed for growth and sustainable, climate-resilient development in Africa.

19 Jul 2017 description
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Key findings and recommendations


World Food Assistance 2017 considers the measures pursued by national, regional and international actors to respond to, prepare for and prevent food crises. In 2017 alone such crises have made 108 million people worldwide severely food-insecure. The aim is to build understanding about: i) the scale, reach and composition of these "food assistance" measures over time and space;

29 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

Lao People’s Democratic Republic is moving towards middle-income country status. Economic growth is strong, with reduced poverty and a decline in the proportion of hungry people. However, the country is behind on stunting reduction, and one-fifth of the population consumes less than the minimum dietary energy requirements.

13 Apr 2017 description


Executive Summary

Every day, WFP and its partners work to achieve the vision of a zero hunger world. In full alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), achieving this vision by 2030 will require not just WFP but the world to make nutritious food accessible and available all year round, to eliminate stunting; increase rural economic opportunity; prevent food waste; and promote sustainable agricultural development.

24 Jan 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Joint government and WFP programme helps ultra-poor cope better with effects of climate change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

20 Oct 2016 description


  • Ecuador hosts the largest number of refugees in Latina America and the Caribbean, 98 percent of whom are Colombian.

  • WFP has worked closely with the Government to integrate assistance within Ecuador’s existing social protection network, reaching more than 100,000 Ecuadorians with emergency assistance.

  • The registration of candidates for the 2017 presidential election process will begin 19 October, campaigns begin 3 January 2017.

Operational Updates